Survival: Serious Injuries

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Lucky for hikers:  You’re less likely to fatally injure yourself on the trail than in the city.  “Life-threatening trauma in the backcountry is pretty rare,” says Paul Nicolazzo, director of the Wilderness Medicine Training Center in Winthrop, WA.  Sure, spraining your ankle could leave you stranded and vulnerable, but only a few traumas are serious enough to kill in their own right.  Here’s the breakdown:

DANGEROUS INJURIES

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