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Your Survival Tales and Tips

As Laurence Gonzales writes in his exploration of survival in the November/December 2001 Adventure (read excerpt), "Anyone can get lost." He's right, and he's getting righter every day.

In 2000 search-and-rescue teams responded to 31 percent more incidents in U.S. national parks than they had in 1995. Whatever the reasons—the boom in adventure activities, increasing reliance on not-always-reliable new technologies—more people are losing their way in the wild.

In the article, Gonzales uses survivors' stories to illustrate what to do when your terra becomes incognita. Now it's your turn.

Share your personal wilderness survival story.
What worked when you were lost? What didn't? What advice would you give others?

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