Safety Resources

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Be Aware, Prepared, and Responsible When Hiking in New Hampshire
NH Fish & Game, July 2, 2020
Independence Day weekend is one of the busiest periods of the summer hiking season in New Hampshire. In the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency, many Granite Staters have spent this spring exploring their back yards and local trails and learning more about what their immediate surroundings have to offer for recreational opportunities. Being engaged with the outdoors is important for people’s physical and mental health.

Who Pays For Search and Rescue? Behind the Tricky Economics of New Hampshire SAR
AMC Outdoors, February 27, 2020
Rescues are on the rise in the New Hampshire backcountry, and they’re not cheap. We dig into the tricky economics of SAR and how to avoid getting billed for your own rescue.

How to Recognize and Treat the First Signs of Hypothermia in the Backcountry
AMC Outdoors, Nov. 25, 2019
AMC’s medical advisor, Dr. Tom Trimarco, discusses what to do if you encounter someone showing signs of hypothermia in the backcountry.

Search and Rescue in N.H.: Pushing the Limits
NH Public Radio THE EXCHANGE, Nov. 4, 2019
In addition to hikers on N.H.’s many trails, there are also a growing number of trail runners, backcountry skiers, bikers and climbers. As adventurers in New Hampshire’s backcountry press at limits previously untested or left alone, this trend is joined by modern technology in presenting a new series of challenges for rescuers and for society in general.