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What to do if your friends hiking group is overdue?

I don't think the specifics of this question can be meaningfully answered without knowing more. However, the general reasoning behind whom/when to call if people overshoot their expected arrival time ...
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What to do if your friends hiking group is overdue?

This is something that should be discussed before a trip, together with the people who go on the trip. Ultimately they are the most affected, and they need to make a decision under which conditions ...
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What to do if your friends hiking group is overdue?

These plans are ideally discussed ahead of time and shared with all the supporting friends. The team leader is responsible for putting the plans in place and has the responsibility for the safety of ...
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What format should I use to report my location to emergency responders?

Probably the most important things are to use the data it's easiest for you to get, and to state clearly what system you are using. If your phone or GPS gives you decimal lat/long, give the rescue ...
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What to do if your friends hiking group is overdue?

When I ran trips like this I planned as follows: A: There is a go/nogo point. If we haven't made it to X, turn around and go back to the origin. Depending on the nature of the trip there may be ...
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