Safety Resources

Documents and Other Resources

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.

Use Extreme Caution on the Ice as Spring Approaches
NH Fish & Game, March 3, 2020
CONCORD, NH – With record-breaking March warmth forecasted for much of the Granite State, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officials urge outdoor enthusiasts to exercise extreme caution when enjoying late-winter activities on or near the ice.

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.