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Here we have some links to gear shops, weather conditions, maps, and other resources for your adventures in the outdoors!

Getting Read

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Getting Out 

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Risk Management

Potential Causes of Accidents in Outdoor Pursuits: A Matrix (PDF)
Designed by Dan Meyer (1979) & revised by Jed Williamson (1989-2011) ©

Suggestions for use: Before a trip, go over what potential causes could occur given the nature of your specific outing. Discuss how the occurrence of multiple factors is often what causes problems, not just one on its own. Try and raise a culture for self-awareness given that two-thirds of the causes are human related, with only one-third having something to do with the environment. After a near-miss or incident, analyze what causes were present and why. 

Two of the most common contributing human factors: people trying to make a schedule and people wanting to please others.

Further reading: Human Attitudes that Lead to Suffering in the Backcountry, by Lester R. Zook, Eastern Mennonite University and WILD GUYde Adventures

 


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