How to Use a Compass || REI 

 - Why learn how to use a compass? You have a cell phone to help you figure out where you are right? Montana is in the top three states of least cell coverage. Bringing and knowing how to use a compass could help you get your self out of a situation where you feel you are lost! Check it out! 

Get Unlost - Here’s another resource on getting unlost!  

Water Purification 

Water purification systems are essential to backcountry travel. If you don’t treat your water, you could contract giardia, a disease that comes from unclean water. Here’s some resources on picking a water filtration system and treating water in the backcountry   

Choosing a Water Filter System 

How to Treat Water for Drinking 


Lightning Safety  - This Appalachian Trail resource explains how to handle lightning while hiking