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How I Averted Disaster On The Pacific Crest Trail

By Ash Czarnota | October 21, 2022

What started as a day of relaxation and celebration on the Pacific Crest Trail ended with a midnight visit to the emergency room… Before I set foot at the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail, I had been dreaming and planning for my thru-hike since 2018. As my start date neared, I wanted to…

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How to keep kids safe in this heat

By The GOES Team | July 22, 2022

Dr. Grant Lipman talks about keeping kids protected from the heat in a feature with Washington Post

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How to Cool Down When It’s Really Hot Outside

By The GOES Team | July 12, 2022

Stay cool in our latest feature with Dr. Grant Lipman in Time Magazine.

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Survival Stories: Real Life Heroes at Death Valley’s Darwin Falls

By Adam Roeske | June 6, 2022

It’s 102 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley. You and your hiking partner are heading down to Darwin Falls, a lush oasis in the scorching desert. Five minutes into the 1.5-mile hike down, two hikers run up from the trail shouting to call 911. They tell you a woman has fallen on the trail and is bleeding…

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Top three tips for safe camping

By Dr. Grant Lipman | May 26, 2022

“Camping, backpacking, fastpacking, thru-hiking, boondocking, roughing it, glamping…” There are so many terms to describe the different ways we sleep outdoors. Everyone has a different style, favorite location, essential gear, and reason for camping out. Camping has almost doubled over the past two years, accounting for more than 40% of all leisure trips. Almost 94…

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Mental health in the great outdoors

By Dr. Grant Lipman | February 18, 2022

“Go outside and get some fresh air!” How often have you heard these words over the years? Whether in admonishment, suggestion, or excitement the truth of this statement resonates. We all know the outdoors offers exercise, relaxation, and often a sense of elation. While the physical benefits are self-evident, the mental health and psychological positive…

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How technology can keep us safe outdoors

By Dr. Grant Lipman | February 1, 2022

Have you seen this Apple Watch commercial? My first response to this was an out loud, “that’s awesome!” As a wilderness medicine trained emergency medicine doctor, I love the idea of an automated system being able to bridge the gap between a backcountry accident and calling 911 to get the injured person to definitive medical…

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Stay safe during your next outdoor winter adventure

By The GOES Team | December 7, 2021

For those who are willing to brave the ice and snow, winter weather opens up a whole new world. Whether you are hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, skating, or hunting, an outdoor winter adventure can unlock incredible beauty, freedom, and fun. Before you strap on your boots, it’s important to remember that winter weather comes…

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Meet Uncharted Supply Co.

By The GOES Team | September 3, 2021

As National Preparedness Month kicks off, we’re excited to announce a new partnership between GOES and Uncharted Supply Co., the leader in survival systems, first aid kits, apparel, and other high quality outdoor gear. “We created GOES to increase the public’s access to the great outdoors by giving them the knowledge, wisdom and confidence needed…

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How to build a first aid kit

By Dr. Grant Lipman | September 1, 2021

“What do I put in my first aid kit?” This is the single most common question I get asked about wilderness medicine. September is National Preparedness Month, and recent flash floods, hurricanes, heat waves, and destructive forest fires have all shown us the importance of being prepared for disasters and emergencies. This is super important…

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