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Quick Tips to Avoid Getting Lost Outside

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The best way to avoid getting lost in the wilderness is to tell somebody responsible where you’re going, when you’ll be back, and what they should do if you’re not back by then. It’s hard to get lost in the backcountry, but if you do, there’s one tried-and-true method to get you back safely—and here, Wes Siler shows you how. Interested in learning how to make your own custom maps? We’ve got that, too.

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