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THE FLIP SIDE: Getting Lost Is Easy To Do

NO ONE PLANS ON LOSING THEIR WAY

Posted: February 14, 2013 at 5 a.m.

A couple of us were riding our mountain bikes after work at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area when we rolled up behind two hikers on the Hidden Diversity Multiuse Trail.

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SEASON TO REMEMBER

Eight-year-old Davis Stephens of Fayetteville, right, scored a Triple Trophy Award this deer season while hunting with his dad, Tracy Stephens, left. The award, from the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, is presented to hunters who harvest a deer by all three methods — archery, muzzle-loader and modern gun. The pair show antlers from two of the deer Davis killed this season.

Winning the Triple Trophy Award for deer hunting is an occasion for any hunter to celebrate. Read »

It is easy to get lost in the woods. It has happened to me, and it is one of the worst feelings you can experience. About a month ago a father, his 2 sons, and a dog got lost on a short day hike in Missouri. The temperature dropped and it started to rain. They were found the next day, but only the dog survived.
To Flip's list of essentials I would add letting someone else know when and where you are going (even if its a facebook post) and checking the weather and a map before you head out. It is also easy to carry some water, a knife, some rope that will support your weight, a compass, a small waterproof poncho, and any medication you may require. Its better to be over prepared than overwhelmed.

Posted by: TheHunter

February 14, 2013 at 9:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )