Backcountry Pharmacy

In this suit-happy world, the author of this article preferred not to be identified. He's had first-aid training and is an experienced climber. He is not a medical professional.  This story and its recommendat... Read More...

Battle Scars

Hours after abdominal reconstructive surgery, all doped up on pain pills, I took a "selfie." Battle Scars by Sarah Shaffer A few years back I had fairly extensive surgery. Following the birth of our daughte... Read More...

The Squat

by WenOut Staff Sports of all kinds require a base level of fitness to perform well. With the extremely wide range of sports to play in the Wenatchee Valley, it is best to keep your training broad, general, an... Read More...

Ski Conditioning

Although this article is on the older side, this exercise program for ski conditioning still is pertinent. If you haven't started skiing yet this season, get going and follow the workout below to get in shape f... Read More...

Lessons of the Nearly Crippled

Lessons of the Nearly Crippled             by Andy Dappen It was DAD (Dawn and Dusk) Patrol Wednesday. Matt Dahlgreen and I had embarked on one of those trips our wives envision as a picture of Hell rath... Read More...

First-Aid Lite

First-Aid Lite by Andy Dappen (fact checked by Dr. Mark Shipman) When trying to rid your pack of unnecessary pounds, the normal first-aid kit is worth putting under the microscope. With some scrutiny it’s act... Read More...

Sports Nutrition Made Simple

by Andy Dappen Awhile back I listened to Maureen Boswell, a registered dietician and a health-fitness instructor, talk to Wenatchee High School athletes about sports nutrition. Maureen has written articles for... Read More...

MicroSpikes-Studded Tires for Feet

by Andy Dappen It’s a transitional time of year. There’s not the usual snow pack for Nordic skiing, backcountry skiing, or snowshoeing, but enough ice on trails to make the slip-factor ripe for body slams. Kid... Read More...