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Because I teach outdoor skills, I have Google tell me anytime a story appears about a lost hiker.
I collect these stories because I use them to teach people to always bring the 10 essentials with them, even on a short hike.
I remember this time my friends and I were at Cleburne State Park and this new guy showed up to join our group (it was a campout arranged on Meetup).
He was one of those soft-macho types.
I call him soft-macho because he was adamant about talking about doing dangerous outdoor activities.
I do extreme outdoor activities like backpacking in mountains with narrow ledges and sleeping in rattlesnake country without a tent but I take safety precautions.
I want to come back home in one piece.
He persuaded my friends to go on a night hike. I joined and kept to the back of the back.
At one point, he decided to go off-trail and he fell into the lake.
Thankfully he was unhurt but if he fell in a few hours later, I would have had to apply First-Aid because the temperatures crashed into the 20s.
I know that outdoor skills can seem boring to learn at home.
Or maybe you think you can only practice them if you are in the woods.
But I created a 5-day challenge that is fun to do and you can practice them anywhere.
Plus, you can buy it on Amazon!
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