The risks of a backcountry hunt include all of the normal risks associated with a typical hunt, plus many more. These risks are compounded by the physical distance that separates you from emergency assistance. For the unprepared hunter, a simple puncture wound can turn into a serious infection.
A burn from an overturned pot of boiling water can lead to intense pain and a trip that’s cut short. A sprained or broken ankle can result in an expensive helicopter evacuation. It’s impossible to make a plan for every single sort of emergency you might encounter, as even the most imaginative person would never think of them all. Rather, you need to assume a general attitude of caution and preparation, and maintain a flexible safety plan that can evolve with the situation.
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