How hikers die; an experienced hiker, a woman who has thru-hiked the Appalachian trail got lost with her husband hiking, and relates her story as well as two others. The first was once an Olympic hockey player, who as a result of his experiences had his feet amputated. The other, a pair of brothers, one breaking his leg and the other hiking 20 hours out for help. Together, the three stories give cautionary guidance for future wilderness adventurers.
- Even if you think you know the path to your campsite, carry a map, GPS and compass
- When travelling in pairs (which is always a smart idea), carry a two-way radio for communication — these will prove invaluable if you are separated
- Carry extra clothing and food in case of sudden shifts in weather or being caught out after nightfall