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Hurt, Lost, Crash, Thirsty, Stung, and Capsized

August 15th, 2012 · No Comments · News

The Adirondacks - Our Great National Playground

Ah…. Summer in the Adirondacks.

  • Accidents can happen. Always carry a first aid kit and contact the DEC Forest Rangers at 518-891-0235 in backcountry emergencies.
  • Know your abilities and the area you plan to hike. Always carry a map and compass, and know how to use them.
  • Forest Rangers have police officer status and are first responders.
  • Drink plenty of water and rest often when hiking, particular during hot weather.
  • Always inform someone of your itinerary.
  • Stay together when hiking in groups and know the location of all group members at all times.
  • Have the skills, knowledge and equipment to spend an unexpected night in the woods.

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