Planning a Wilderness Trip

Prior to any trip, take the time to WRITE DOWN a comprehensive PLAN that includes the following:

  • Destination
  • Departure time and date
  • Expected return time and date
  • Type of activities planned
  • Needed supplies
  • Needed clothing and foot gear
  • In-case-of-emergency considerations
  • Personal description (including clothing worn)
  • Vehicle description, plate number and planned parking location
  • Any medical or physical disorders; medications

Leave this plan with a reliable person who could notify the authorities, on a timely basis, in case of a suspected emergency.

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