Whether you are a visitor or full time Colorado resident it’s always good to have a good plan and know some basic backcountry survival tools. Hiking in the Colorado backcountry can be a wonderful experience however situations and conditions can change in a matter of minutes going from great to deadly. There are so many unknown elements such as wildlife, weather, and unforeseen injuries, it’s important to know how to deal with whatever situation might be thrown at you. The OutThere Colorado team sat down with two team members of Classic Air Medical, a high altitude helicopter search and rescue crew based out of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. They shared these 13 Backcountry Survival Tips from an Expert to help make your next backcountry adventure as safe as possible so you can get out there and focus on having fun. The last place you want to have to meet these guys is in a life or death situation on the side of a mountain.
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