Three Rivers Outdoors

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun January 13, 2019

How not to get lost in the outdoors

It can happen to the best outdoorsman: The trail disappears, directions get confused, a change in the weather forces you away from familiar landmarks. You can’t seem to get your bearings. Suddenly, the thin tether between you and civilization has broken. You’re no longer just “getting away from it all.” You’re lost. But take heart; losing your way doesn’t have to happen. A bit of prevention can make the difference between just another day in the woods and the sad stories told about folks who don’t make it home — ever. Map and compass To avoid getting lost, you must know ap... READ MORE