THE FLIP SIDE: Getting Lost Is Easy To Do


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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Outdoor, Pages 6 on 02/14/2013

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.

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