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The Ten Essentials

Navigation: This includes a physical map, a compass, an altimeter, some sort of GPS tracking device, a personal locator beacon or a satellite messenger device.

A Hiker’s Guide to Hypothermia

Hypothermia is the potentially deadly drop in one’s body temperature. Typically a result of extended exposure in sub- freezing temperatures. It can be a potentially fatal condition. Hypothermia can strike during any season, even when temperatures are mild.