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Todd Orr is a lucky man.

After being attacked not once, but twice, by possibly the same bear while hiking near his Montana home, the 50-year old drove himself 17 miles to the nearest medical facility for treatment and to alert authorities.

Safe Waters

I always considered myself a good swimmer. Growing up in Michigan, I began swimming in Lake Superior at an early age and swam in pools, lakes and oceans all my life. One fine day on a beach in Hawaii, however, changed my view on my swimming abilities.

  • 18 September 2016
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Fishing for Trouble

Running a boat on Alaska’s rivers can be dangerous — even more so if you don’t know what you’re doing or are unfamiliar with the area.

  • 28 August 2016
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Biking Basics

The bicycle has come a long way since its early days. Today’s frames are stronger, yet lighter, and the wheels and tires are more durable. What hasn’t changed is the need for cyclists to obey the rules of the road.

  • 24 July 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Shoot to Thrill

So your 10-year-old comes to you and says, “Dad/Mom, I want to play paintball.” How would you respond?

  • 17 July 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Running on Empty

It was August in Tikrit, Iraq, and I was assigned to C Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment (Air Ambulance). The unit’s deployment had been extended from 12 to 15 months and morale was dim — at best. Eventually, though, a light at the end of the tunnel appeared.

  • 1 June 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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