With each step it grows a little stronger, but you figure it’s just someone camping nearby. Before long you round a bend, and that’s when you stop. Smoke is billowing from a section of burning trees. You fumble for your phone inside your pack and your hand trembles as you press 9-1-1. But it’s useless. There isn’t any reception that far away from civilization. Oh, and did we mention there are no other hikers for miles? So what do you do? The Verticulture Outdoor Research blog helps you prepare for the unexpected. Image courtesy of Outdoor Research
You’re walking along the trail when you catch the faint scent of burning ash.