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26 March 2012

Take a break

You’re tired of the pavements, the car fumes and seeing that same old corner house in need of a paint, right? Maybe it’s time to take a hike.

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You’re tired of the pavements, the car fumes and seeing that same old corner house in need of a paint, right? Maybe it’s time to take a hike. But make sure you make it back home all in one piece. The International Red Cross offers some suggestions.

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Review the equipment, supplies and skills that you'll need for your outing; consider the kinds of emergencies you may encounter and plan for them; make sure that you're in proper physical condition for your adventure; it's best to hike or camp with at least three other persons – if someone becomes injured or sick, one person can stay with the victim while the others can go for help; leave a copy of your itinerary with someone – it should include details about your vehicle, a list of equipment you have with you, and your scheduled date of return. 

 
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