Set the course depending on the time of daylight

Obviously, going outside without regard to artificial lighting there is minimal media, and most of the time nonexistent, is making a mistake typical citizen is not accustomed to the field to be avoided. The extreme case where the light is absolutely essential is the activities caving, not exactly in the air “free”, but activities in […]


For safety, outdoor activities: Go in groups with at least two guides

In any outdoor activity on land for large groups (more than 5 persons) and / or made by people inexperienced in the activity in question (hiking, trekking, mountaineering, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, etc..) The have at least two persons responsible or guides (one that goes forward, and another to go back) is essential. […]


For safety, outdoor activities: choosing not exceed the physical or technical level of travel

Any outdoor activity or similar experiences, like any sport, has a physical component and technical (skill or difficulty) determined. Many agencies and adventure climbing rate this degree of difficulty in numbered levels (level 1, level 2, etc.) Or names (low difficulty, medium difficulty, etc.) Both together, as separating the physical demands of technical and coordinative […]


Outdoor activities: take a stick, cane or similar

Carry a stick, cane, or similar no matter the difficult terrain, carrying a cane has nothing but advantages and none against. In addition to preventing falls on unstable ground (with rocks, snow, wet or slippery), subtraction effort to our knees, spreading the weight on the arm also carries a cane. In case of injury, a […]


Basic kit for outdoor activities

Carry a first aid kit at least the bare minimum (if we have knowledge of first aid) is something that always needs to be done on outdoor trips. Here is a list of basics that may contain a first aid kit for activities on land in the open air. Elastic bandages (for sprains and the […]


Outdoor Activities:Keep fishing and hunting

Keep fishing and hunting waste away from trails and water. While fish and game viscera are a natural part of the ecosystem, if disposed of improperly they can be unsightly. The goal in disposing of fish and game viscera is to reduce aesthetic impact and encounters between people and scavenging wildlife. In remote or little-used […]

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Friends of the River

Friends of the River identifies outstanding rivers in California and mobilizes positive citizen action to save them. F.O.R. works in collaboration with individuals, grassroots organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies to preserve, protect, and restore the ecosystems of these rivers as they flow within or through our state. “OLD MAGIC” AND NEW COMMITMENTS Flowing […]