Hiker Tech Post
Be prepared to save yourself - don't expect a phone call to save you.
This is the first time I've just reposted someone's article, but it has hit on something I find very interesting and frustrating. This comes from my time on the long trails, in the wilderness, and meeting people in the Wilderness First Aid training I do.
If you take a minute to look at all the Lost Hiker reports online, it is just amazing how many unprepared people are out there.
I take a tracking device with me on my hikes, but I certainly do not rely on it for salvation. I expect to get myself out of any mess I get into, and will pass up opportunities that have what I feel to be an unacceptable probability of injury. There's a chance that someday I may get seriously injured in the wilds, but I only do things that I honestly believe I can save myself from. Some people believe that their cell phone will get them out of any jam, as Outside Online has covered on this page. I think it's worth the few minutes it takes to read.
Posted: 20:57 03-19-2016 1272
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