Meet the GEMS creators

Dina Bennett Interests: Hiking Learning Teaching Traveling Creating new experiences Quilting (aka mastering the art of imperfection) Dogs – All but most important to my heart are Holly, Scout, Levi and Riley Music Slacklining/Unicycling – brand new and somewhat scary...

Travel Safe Training course featured on Examiner.com

Every adventure traveler knows that there’s a chance for danger when they take a trip. But not everyone knows what they should do if they suddenly find themselves in peril. From tornadoes to earthquakes to kidnappings, almost anything can happen, notes...

Mountain Shepherd partners with Rocky S2V

Everyone at Mountain Shepherd is really excited about our new partnership with Rocky S2V. You might not have heard of Rocky S2V — it’s a new part of Rocky Brands Inc. aimed at making great clothing and footwear specifically designed for outdoor enthusiasts...

Survival training isn’t just for the woods

One of the biggest misconceptions about wilderness survival training is that it only applies to the woods. But it can come in handy anywhere — even in one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world. This past summer, a student we’ll call...