Possibly the most common injury I see when hiking with groups is when someone turns or rolls their ankle. Assuming that access to a vehicle is not feasible, what is the best way to deal with the injury to make it several miles out without causing further damage to the joint?
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There are relatively well known steps to dealing with this out in the wilds. One online resource with pictures is at Backpacker Magazine.
The basic steps (that are detailed there) are: