The first step is mental preparation, because foremost it's important to be prepared and know the potential dangers of the outdoors
Hagerstown, MD (PRWEB) September 18, 2009
There's no other wild man in the world quite like Steve Gatz, founder of http://www.SurvivingTheOutdoors.com. Having partaken in trail running, backpacking, hiking, caving and rafting in locations all over the world, Gatz is no less than an expert on outdoor survival.
"When it comes to the outdoors, there's not much I haven't done," said Gatz. "I've ventured up some of the tallest mountains in the world and traveled miles beneath the surface, and of course, came out smiling."
Gatz is committed to educating others about outdoor survival, and seeks to prepare people to tackle the outdoors with a simple three-step process.
"The first step is mental preparation, because foremost it's important to be prepared and know the potential dangers of the outdoors," said Gatz. "The second step is learning the skills to be safe, and that tends to go hand in hand with the first step.
The third step is the most important, and that is having the right equipment, which is one of the main reasons I created a website," Gatz added.
On his website, both experienced outdoorsmen and those with a casual interest in the outdoors will find the equipment needed for survival and fun. "Of course survival is the focus of the website, but the goal is survival with a smile, because what's the point of adventuring if it's not fun?"
Gatz has been teaching outdoor survival education classes for more than 20 years, and in addition, is the owner of Incredible Creature Programs, which puts on seminars that introduce exotic animals to students and adults. From these experiences, Gatz has learned much about the wilderness and wildlife, which he plans to share on his new blog at http://www.SurvivingTheOutdoorsBlog.com.
"On the blog I'll talk more about the three-step process for outdoor survival, and even provide anecdotes from some of my more memorable experiences," said Gatz. "I also want to emphasize that preparation is key, because nature throws a lot of curveballs, and it's essential to be ready."
Experienced outdoorsmen and outdoors enthusiasts alike will find a fast friend in Gatz, who is dedicated to providing the right equipment and the right advice to ensure others survive the outdoors with a smile.
About the Company:
SurvivingTheOutdoors.com is owned and operated by Steve Gatz, a survival education instructor, school teacher, athletic director, recreational zoologist and legendary adventurer.