Take Ten is the second in a series of mobile apps designed by Columbia Sportswear to help you get the most from your adventures in the Greater Outdoors. This app is designed to introduce backcountry users to the Ten Essential Groups, a collection of items promoted by outdoor experts as critical to the safe enjoyment of our wild areas.
The Ten Essential Groups
At the heart of the app is a user-expandable database of tools and equipment divided into ten groups:
- Sun Protection
Any activity that involves venturing into the backcountry is potentially hazardous, and outdoor activities such as kayaking or rock climbing are inherently dangerous. It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that all safety procedures are in place. Join a club that focuses on your planned activity and learn backcountry and first aid skills from a qualified instructor. Leave a trip plan behind with a responsible person. Preparation is the key to a safe, enjoyable outing.
Columbia Sportswear Company has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate. However, many critical factors are beyond our control, and every emergency situation will involve decisions made on the spot, in the field, using the best judgment of those involved. For this reason Columbia Sportswear Company assumes no responsibility for incidents arising from the use of the information contained in this app.
Be careful out there, we still need you to buy our gear!