ACR Bivy Stick Satellite Communication Device Proves Vital to this Survivor’s Cautionary Tale Fort Lauderdale, FL on August 26, 2021 – On May 16th, what was planned to be a fun weekend hike turned into anything but that.  Thanks to the 2 Way Iridium Satellite Communications of the Bivy Stick from ACR Electronics with SOS provided by Global Rescue, David Woolsey lived to tell his story of what can go wrong in the backcountry. The
ACR Bivy Survivor David Woolsey
  The climb to West Lake was harder than David expected. Despite a decent night’s sleep, a solid hot breakfast and decent morning weather, he started losing the mental game that backpacking demands we play. The elevation was affecting his breathing and tiring him out. His pack felt heavier than it should, he lost his appetite and didn’t force new calories in to replace the ones he spent. David was drinking water, but not enough.
Safety and survival specialist expands and diversifies life-saving product portfolio with addition of Bivy, a two-way satellite communication device and app. New ACR Bivy Stick ACR Electronics, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Bivy, a privately-held satellite communication device and outdoor adventure app provider. The agreement enables safety and survival leader ACR Electronics to expand its portfolio of emergency beacons and life-saving products with the Bivy Stick two-way satellite messenger, the world’s smallest and most
This summer, Bivy founder, Vance Cook, took a trip to Peru to explore the Amazon Jungle. Sitting near the capital of the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos, he stayed at the Treehouse Lodge, which can only be accessed via boat or airplane. One of the best parts about the Treehouse lodge is the variety of excursions they offer. Sunrises and sunsets with dolphins, fishing for piranhas, monkey sightings, jungle cruises, treehouse canopy walks, bird watching, star gazing,
By Gregory Kempers Few things beat spending the afternoon out in the mountains, and sharing that time with your pup is one of those things! But not all natural areas are dog-friendly and those that are often have restrictions. It’s up to us as owners and hikers to know the rules and follow them. All rules are subject to change, and if we don’t do our part, someday in the future we might not be
By Michael Polletta   Stop searching for comfort and security “Isn’t that what that guy in Utah was doing when he had to cut his arm off?” my coworker asked after I explained what I did during our four days off. My coworkers and I had recently watched the movie 127 Hours, which recounts Aron Ralston’s hair-raising nightmare in Bluejohn Canyon near the Horseshoe Canyon section of Canyonlands National Park. Ralston’s arm got pinned by
By Kevin DeVries When it comes to the outdoors, superlatives sell. So-and-so is the best skier in the world. This particular sleeping pad is the lightest thing on the market. The Pacific Crest Trail is the most scenic thru-hike out there. White Pine Lake, in the Wasatch range of northern Utah, doesn’t fit any of those superlatives. It’s not particularly long or hard. To be sure, it’s absolutely beautiful, but not quite as iconic as
Words by Eva Glasrud, Photos by Justin Smith Ridiculous things happen at Half Dome. The very first time I did this 20-ish mile hike — all uphill one way, all downhill the other, with a glorious flat-ish spot in the middle — I was brand new to California. I’d been here maybe three days, and my crew coach brought the team out to do the hike. Timed. So… that was pretty ridiculous. Another ridiculous thing
By Amber McDaniel “How’s your highball head?” I had been bubbling about my excitement for our upcoming trip to Bishop to a seasoned climber buddy when he broke my excitement with a question I didn’t know how to answer.  After all, I’d never climbed higher (unroped, that is) than 12 feet off the ground. I did know I was a heady climber, afraid of committing moves and low percentage success rates.  I had the grip
By Gregory Kempers As a kid who grew up in the midwest, I’d only skied for a single season for a club at school. I was pretty good at it then. When I moved here to Colorado, just a few miles away from Monarch Mountain, I knew I wanted to hit the slopes as much as I possibly could. The only issue is that nature guides don’t make a whole lot of cash, and there

January 14, 2019

The Great Outdoors

By Michael Polletta What is it that makes it so great? I walked down the trail with my hand out to give him a high five. He reached out and slapped my hand, and we were both smiling from ear to ear. I had just spent several minutes watching this little boy log rolling himself down the snow covered trail as I was finishing my hike to Lake Haiyaha in Rocky Mountain National Park. His
By Greg Kempers I love coffee shops. I also love being in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately, coffee shops aren’t typically found above treeline, so here are a few ideas on how to bring the coffee shop to you! All of the latte recipes listed below have powdered milk (I like the full fat kind, found in most grocery stores under the brand Nido) in them. Not only does this make transport of the ingredients