While precipitants and outcomes of wilderness medical emergencies are numerous and diverse, wilderness rescues in Vermont are most often called for individuals or groups inadequately prepared for conditions or contingencies. In many cases, failure to bring one of a few key items such as equipment for navigation or illumination after dark can create a preventable emergency with subsequent requirement for rescue or retrieval.
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