Lost and Found: Emergency signaling gear that could save your life

January 3, 2013

The worst has happened. You’re lost. You’re injured. You’re alone. There’s no way you can make it out of the backcountry on your own. Do you have a way to alert rescuers and help them find you? A few ounces (or less) of emergency signaling equipment could mean the difference between life and death. Here are the options…

This column originally appeared in the December online edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here. 

“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

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Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.