We all share a love of the outdoors and our time out there might be for an urban, semi-urban or extreme wilderness location. For some, that time will be alone, in a group, in a work setting, or pushing the boundaries of human endurance. Better preparedness for the outdoors is not equipping oneself with every piece of equipment possible as that gets expensive, time consuming and weighs us down. It’s about learning to identify one’s risks and to prepare and equip accordingly. A predictable challenge or change in the weather can often be overcome and you can continue. As you learn from experiences and challenges, make improvements to your preparations and knowledge. Take a course on wilderness first aid or wilderness navigation. There are many options.