Terms and Conditions of Use

Use of Flying Squirrel Outdoors, Flying-Squirrel.org

This policy is valid from 1 January 2017.

The reading of all information on Flying-Squirrel.org is of your own free will. If you don’t accept these Terms and Conditions, please don’t use this website. If you do want to read articles about outdoor adventures, skills and preparedness, along with viewing the occasional video on these topics, please read on and see if these Terms and Conditions are deemed acceptable for your purposes.

Note that the Terms and Conditions for this website can be changed at any time. Please check back here often to view the latest updates. By using this website, you agree to be bound to the then-current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

At Flying-Squirrel.org, I work diligently to provide you with the most accurate information available, relying heavily upon my own outdoor experience, my analytical and design background as an engineer, and the fortifying effects of coffee.  That said, I hesitate to call myself an “expert” on anything!  I make no representations or warranties of any kind (either expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any information, products, services or associated graphics posted on Flying-Squirrel.org for any purpose.

When I list information about current product prices, operating details of businesses, website addresses, and information of this ilk, please double-check the accuracy before taking any action.

Please also be aware that, although I make every effort to be accurate at the time of publication, some information will obviously become less accurate or relevant as time evolves. If in the course of using Flying-Squirrel.org you should find any inaccuracies, please notify me, so I can make appropriate corrections!

You are responsible for your own actions. Please use common sense when abiding by any advice shared on this site, and take proper precautions. No information provided on Flying-Squirrel.org should be construed as a substitute for professional (legal, medical, etc.) services.

Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted, all material (written, graphic, and multimedia) is copyrighted by Flying-Squirrel.org. As such, it cannot be used, reprinted, modified or published (in either partial or complete form) for commercial purposes or for public display (either commercial or non-commercial) without the written consent of a legal representative of Flying-Squirrel.org. If said consent is given, a link to Flying-Squirrel.org must appear on all copies of any content or graphics taken from this site (this applies to use both online and in printed content). You may, however, download a single copy of the content on Flying-Squirrel.org for personal, non-commercial transitory use.

Contributors (guest bloggers, advisors, etc.) to Flying-Squirrel.org are responsible for their own submitted material on this website and must ensure their work complies with relevant national and foreign laws. Opinions expressed by Third Parties on this website are their own and do not necessarily represent the position or belief of Flying-Squirrel.org. I am not responsible for any inappropriate comments that may be posted by users of this site, and I apologize in advance for any such comments that may materialize.

Hold Harmless

All information provided on Flying-Squirrel.org is solely for general information and entertainment purposes and is the expressed opinion of Flying-Squirrel.org alone, and not others. “Others” includes—but is not limited to—external membership organizations, contracting employers, and family members of the Flying-Squirrel.org staff.

Flying-Squirrel.org does not provide any medical, legal, professional, or theological advice. You use any information found on Flying-Squirrel.org at your own risk.

Under no circumstances will Flying-Squirrel.org be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage); or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data, loss of profits, or business interruption arising out of or in connection with the use of this website; or from lack of access to materials on Flying-Squirrel.org. This stands even if Flying-Squirrel.org has been notified either orally or in writing regarding the possibility of such damage.

Through the valiant efforts of our webhost, Flying-Squirrel.org is intended to be available online at all times. However, access to the site may be temporarily or permanently suspended and without notice at my own discretion. This could be due to software or other site updates, or possibly due to apocalyptic catastrophe. In any case, should the site be unavailable at any time or for any period of time, Flying-Squirrel.org shall not be held liable. Furthermore, I will bring the site back online as soon as possible.

Privacy Statement

Any personal or contact information you provide will be kept private. Flying-Squirrel.org will not sell or disclose your information to any other companies.

Flying-Squirrel.org is not responsible for the privacy practices of any of its advertisers or blog commenters, or at other websites accessible from this site via hyperlink.

Reserve Rights

Flying-Squirrel.org reserves the right to change the focus of this website, to shut it down, to sell it, and to change the terms of use at any time and at its own discretion.

Flying-Squirrel.org also reserves the rights to edit or delete any comments submitted to Flying-Squirrel.org without notice due to comments deemed to (or appearing to) be spam, profanity, language or concepts deemed offensive by the Flying-Squirrel.org staff, or comments that attack a group or person individually. At Flying-Squirrel.org, we love to see positive, helpful, contributing feedback and comments, so keep those coming!


Flying-Squirrel.org may make changes to the material on its website without notice at any time, including but not limited to updating material and correcting inaccuracies. However, Flying-Squirrel.org does not make any commitment to update such materials.

Advertisers and Sponsors

Flying-Squirrel.org is not responsible for the actions of any advertisers or sponsors that may appear on this site. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from this website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues; at that point, Flying-Squirrel.org is out of the loop.

Furthermore, any product, quote, claim, statistic or other representation about any products or services should be verified with the manufacturer, the provider or the party in question.

To cover the costs of running this website, advertising and affiliate links may run on this site on occasion. Affiliate links such as those via Amazon.com provide a very small commission to Flying-Squirrel.org when a purchase is made via one of those links. All products recommended by Flying-Squirrel.org are those personally vetted by me or the Flying-Squirrel.org staff. All reviews on this website will be presented honestly; Flying-Squirrel.org will disclose whether a product being reviewed was received for free or if any commissions are to be received for sales.

Many thanks for making Flying-Squirrel.org a part of your journey in eliminating fear of the outdoors!