By Peter W. Kick

within the backcountry, a unmarried piece of drugs may suggest the variation among a comfy evening less than the celebrities and a harrowing story to inform as soon as you are domestic. Or it may possibly suggest that you just do not make it domestic at all.
In this all-new assortment from the writer of now not with out Peril and No Limits however the Sky, writer Peter W. Kick recounts twenty real stories of backcountry misadventure and misfortune, together with incidents alongside the famed Appalachian path, and seeks the teachings realized in every one. From close-calls to unsolved mysteries, those tales light up the realities confronted through outdoorspeople around the Northeast. climate is unpredictable. the simplest laid plans pass awry. And within the worst of instances, even the easiest determination is probably not sufficient to show the tides.
In the culture of Appalachia journal's popular "Accidents" part, Kick stories at the proof as they have been identified at the ground―with the aid of first-hand debts of sufferers, households, witnesses, and Search-and-Rescue execs. As every one tale unfolds, Kick and his assets within the SAR group provide a retrospective research to aid readers detect for themselves what went improper and the way failures, substantial and small, may be prevented sooner or later. direction maps and pictures extra carry every one misadventure to existence. Readers who immerse themselves in those close to misses, methodical searches, and the gut-wrenching readability of hindsight should be greater ready for regardless of the barren region brings.

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