Safety in the Wilderness
Most people who visit parks and wilderness areas each year do so without getting sick, sustaining injuries, or suffering any other harm. It’s not necessary to be excessively concerned about hazards. At the same time, it’s important to know how to take care of yourself out there, and to be able to recognize potential problems before they have a chance to develop.
There’s no question that spending time in the wilderness does mean taking on some risks. These can be kept to an minimum by attentive and responsible behavior. As in other realms of life, however, the risks can never be completely eliminated.
If you’re many miles from a highway, getting seriously hurt or sick would amount to a real crisis, one which must be avoided by every means possible. Medical attention would be hours away at the very least, and in a remote area it might take days to get to a doctor or hospital. Your life could be on the line.
It’s essential that you assume full responsibility for yourself and your actions, and completely up to you to keep from getting hurt. Under ordinary circumstances it’s unreasonable to blame the park or anyone else if you should have an accident.
In the unlikely event of an injury, your survival may depend on getting out on your own. A rescue or other aid can never be counted on. A considerable amount of time may be required to get the word out that help is needed, and rescues are often expensive. You can be charged for the cost of a rescue if a mishap is the result of your own carelessness or unpreparedness.
Every person who embarks on a wilderness trip should be fully aware of the risks, especially when preparing to venture out alone. Unless you’re thoroughly skilled in wilderness ways, and feel absolutely certain that you can deal with any situation which arises, it’s best to go with knowledgeable friends or a reputable group.
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As a young man, Williams worked as a stenographer for Sir William Coke, a famous lawyer. Irving Map Tourist Attractions His connection to Coke paved his way to study at Cambridge from 1624 to 1628. Following his formal education, Williams became pastor at the manor house of Otes, about ten miles outside of London. In 1629, he married Mary Barnard, and, in 1630, wary of the increasing persecution of Puritans and Separatists, the couple sailed for New England. From 1631 to 1635, Williams worked as a farmer and pastor, all the while engendering controversy for his radical views. Williams fought relentlessly to keep religious practice pure and free from the influence of the Church of England. He questioned the right of the English king to grant land in Country and the wisdom of allowing magistrates to rule on religious matters.