Useful Reference Information - Internet

There is a huge amount of good – and awful – material on outdoor recreation for hikers, ramblers and cyclists on Youtube and elsewhere on the Internet.  Here are a few good examples.

Bear Safety

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGrcVahpWXI

Packing for a Day Hike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay73RVOX2O0

Basic Information on Outdoor Recreation and Gear

https://www.mec.ca/en/explore/hiking-and-camping

Back Country Search and Rescue

Trip Plan Document https://www.adventuresmart.ca/tripplan/tripplan.php

Backcountry survival basics http://sarvac.ca/survival/

Vernon SAR www.vernonsar.ca (In a genuine emergency call 911 & ask for RCMP or BC Ambulance if SAR is needed)

Ticks

Ticks are particularly prevalent in spring and early summer.   There is much information on precaution and removal available from multiple websites and on Youtube.  Refer for example to http://www.murakamicentreforlyme.org/Home.htm or http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/lyme-disease-borrelia-burgdorferi-infection