If you fall and break an ankle or leg in the wilderness, an injury that would
be annoying in the city or the ski resort may become life-threatening depending on
how far away from civilization you are.
Know that while you're hiking, and limit your risk accordingly. Don't hike
alone, so that if something does happen, your (presumably) fully able-bodied
friend can go for help. And learn how to splint a fracture. Just in case.
Return to Hiking Hazards.