Thursday, March 1, 2012

10 Almanack Stories to Keep You Safe in Winter

Adirondack search and rescue operations have been in the news lately. More than 20 people were rescued from melting lake ice in the two weeks, and four major backcountry rescues over the same period are a stern reminder of how easily outdoor recreationists can get into trouble. The big snow that’s finally arrived will mean a lot more folks heading to the woods and waters this weekend.

What follows is a list of Adirondack Almanack stories about outdoor winter safety:

Be Prepared For Winter Conditions

Preparing For Your Winter Adirondack Adventure

Be Safe On The Ice This Winter

Gear: The Smallest Personal Locator Beacon Available

Avalanche Danger in the Adirondacks

When Things Go Wrong: Building Emergency Snow Shelters

Dan Crane: Solo Backcountry Exploration

Take The Adirondack Winter Survival Quiz

Learn From What Others Have Gone Through

Lawrence Gooley: The Greatest Adirondack Rescue Story Ever?


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