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Thousands of people get lost in the woods every single year. Its just part of going in there. The world of adventure is also sending more people into the great expanse then ever before. Now, that is a good thing but its one that comes with consequences.
For many Americans stuck in cubicles, they think about that one big trip that is going to put them out into the woods for a week or a weekend. They will embrace this to the fullest and without much practice, these same people will get lost.
Do you know the top 10 ways people get lost in the woods?
It can happen to anyone. Even someone who has spent years in the wild, they can get turned around and find themselves off track. The difference between a seasoned woodsman and Joe Cubicle is that the woodsman will immediately stop and start considering his last checkpoints or landmarks before moving further into the woods.
Most people get into trouble because they panic and start pushing to get over that next ridge. They use up their energy and their water and find that over that ridge is just more land they don’t recognize. That’s when the panic sets in. Do you know how to get water in the wild, when you need it?
Don’t be a victim in the woods. It all costs money and its all a big deal when you get lost. People have to come to find you. If you are lucky they will find you. If you are not, well, don’t be unlucky.
Plan your trip, tell people where you are going and be sure that you stay on course. Always carry a map and even more important, know how to use that map and a compass. If you follow these basics it will be a lot harder to get lost.