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When Things Go Wrong: 10 Tips for Hiking Preparedness

When Things Go Wrong 10 Tips for Hiking Preparedness

As a former Wilderness First Aid instructor and certified waterfront lifeguard, I’ve heard this familiar saying often: “It’s not a matter of if [an emergency occurs], but just a matter of when.” To some, that might represent a brand of negative thinking that invites unexpected circumstances to sidetrack our hiking adventures. To others, it’s merely …