The Top 10 Wilder­ness Mal­adies

Backpacker - - Skıll Set - By Elis­a­beth Kwak-Hef­feran

In the back­coun­try, any­thing can go wrong at any time. Un­for­tu­nately, “any­thing” is hard to pre­pare for. We dug into the num­bers from the Na­tional Out­door Lead­er­ship School (NOLS) data­base of med­i­cal in­ci­dents* to fig­ure out what you re­ally need to worry about out there. Here’s how to save your trip—and maybe even your life.

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