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What to Do When You’re Lost

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Outdoor Fundamentals: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Safe

What to Do When You’re Lost

Taught by Professor Elizabeth K. Andre | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Hobby & Leisure Courses

Getting lost is one of the easiest things to do in the backcountry. Perhaps you wander off the trail to gather firewood, or perhaps you stop paying attention to your map and compass. Whatever the reason, you find yourself lost. What should you do? Keep moving? Call for help? Build a shelter? Learn the do’s and don’ts in this insightful lecture.


August 4, 2019
My personal advice for not getting lost: Always carry 2 GPS enabled devices with high quality digital maps with you and make sure that both will not run out of power (keep the second one turned off until you need it). Then you should be able to find your way (back) even if the weather should turn very bad (eg storm, dense fog, etc).