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Hiking Hazards - Falling

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.

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