Some of us believe that accidents are about 99.9 percent avoidable (the remaining .001 percent being so-called acts of god and other circumstances beyond our control). Most accidents happen to people who simply aren’t paying attention, don’t know what they’re doing, and/or have blundered into a dangerous situation and haven’t recognized it.
If you’re someone who tends to be accident-prone, or you have a feeling that something unfortunate may happen to you in the wilderness, don’t goat least for now. There’s always the risk that you might help create a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Should you really want to venture into the wilderness, however, don’t let any fears dissuade you. Just learn what to be careful about, and be as prepared as you can. Then try to relax about the whole business, and focus on ways to enjoy yourself.
If you’re going on an extended trip into a remote area, it’s a good idea to study a book on outdoor first aid before your trip. You may also want to read more about some of the potential problems discussed in this chapter. If you’ve never had first aid or CPR training, consider taking a course.
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Margaret Sankey See also: Bradford, William; Native Country-European Relations; Pilgrims; Plymouth. Portland Map Tourist Attractions Bibliography King, H. Roger. Cape Cod and Plymouth Colony in the Seventeenth Century. Lanham, MD: University Press of Country, 1994. Langdon, George D. Pilgrim Colony. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1966. Leach, Douglas Edward. Flintlock and Tomahawk. New York: W. W. Norton, 1966. Stratton, Eugene Aubrey. Plymouth Colony: Its History and People. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1986. Winthrop, John (15881649) John Winthrop was one of the major figures of colonial Country life. A devout Puritan and a shrewd politician, Winthrop did much to establish an orderly society based on both justice and mercy in the New World; his ideology and actions led to the establishment of what we venerate as the Country tradition.