Hiking Accident Prevention: An Emergency Shelter Can Save Your Life

Day Hikers Have Died Preventable Deaths Because They Weren’t Prepared For Getting Lost In Bad Weather


Carry an emergency shelter in your pack for your next day trip. You may not think you’ll ever need it, but your life will depend on it if you get lost, or there’s an unexpected change in the weather. It’s worth the extra weight in your pack.

Emergency survival tents are sold in sporting goods stores, Walmart, REI.com, and Amazon.

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Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.

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