Author Archives: Nick Clement

Outdoor Survival Series: Maps and Compass

CPW Photo by Nick Clement
Photo by Nick Clement/CPW

Colorado’s backcountry terrain can confuse and disorient even the most experienced outdoorsman. Therefore, it’s important to know how to use a map and compass to avoid getting lost when venturing into remote areas. In this chapter of Colorado Outdoors‘ Survival Series, you will learn how to navigate your way to safety in any situation. 

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Outdoor Survival Series: Defining Survival

CPW photo by Nick Clement
With 22 million acres of public lands, Colorado has endless opportunities to recreate far off the beaten path. Photo by Nick Clement/CPW

A common misconception is “I will never get lost” or “I would know how to survive because I watch all the survival shows.” The reality is that Colorado’s backcountry can overwhelm you. Weather can change in the blink of an eye and a small misinterpretation of a map or taking the wrong trail can lead you to be completely lost and left outside overnight with no water, shelter or fire.

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Colorado Outdoors ‘Quick Tip’ Video: Primetime for Ticks

Whether you hunt turkeys or simply enjoy hiking in Colorado’s backcountry, you need to be on the lookout for ticks. Ticks can carry Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and other serious diseases. In this Colorado Outdoors “Quick Tip” video, you will learn a few precautions that you can take to prevent tick bites anytime you are hunting or hiking in tick-infested areas.

Colorado Hunting Atlas – Getting Started

Virtual scouting is important if you want to increase your chances of harvesting a big-game animal. The Colorado Hunting Atlas is a great tool, developed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s GIS team, to help you achieve greater success in the field.  In this Colorado Outdoors Online “Quick Tips” video, you will learn how to use the Colorado Hunting Atlas and see an overview of the main functions and features.

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