4 thoughts on “7 Deadly Mistakes Hikers Make (And How To Avoid Them)

  1. One point NOT mentioned here that someone on Facebook brought to my attention. BRING MEDICATION or other treatments prescribed for medical conditions. You don't want to be out somewhere long and not have your glucose tabs if you are diabetic for example.

  2. Another valuable thing worth mentioning is purchasing and having a SPOT beacon with you. The beacon works even when there is no cell phone coverage. Once activated in an emergency, your GPS coordinates are relayed to the GEOS Headquarters which I believe is in Texas. Then, based on where you are, they decide which agency is the best one to send out to rescue you whether that be the state police, a nearby army base, the nearest forest ranger station, etc. Members are covered by the GEOS Member Rescue Benefit which will cover up to $50,000 in expenses that are incurred as a result of a member getting rescued. That should cover the bill for the rescue chopper!

  3. Your video was posted on our hiking group FB. Thank you, I updated for a couple of things in my pack. So. Nevada requires a bit more prep as we don't have abundant water sources.

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