May 10, 2011
Never Get Lost Again - 3
by Tim MacWelch
The happy ending to the story of the Boy Scouts lost in Arkansas last week serves as a reminder of a crucial element to wilderness survival: Lost-proofing onself.
Getting lost is one of the foremost ways people wind up in survival situations in the outdoors. It happens all the time, and it’s probably happened to most of us, whether we are willing to admit it or not. I’ve been a little lost before. It’s terrible, and the worst part is how stupid you feel.
But here’s the good news: Getting lost is usually easily preventable. How do you avoid getting lost?
• Get a map of the area that you are traveling to and study it prior to your trip.
photo by: bios