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Outdoor Survival Series: Defining Survival

CPW photo by Nick Clement
With 22 million acres of public lands, Colorado has endless opportunities to recreate far off the beaten path. Photo by Nick Clement/CPW

A common misconception is “I will never get lost” or “I would know how to survive because I watch all the survival shows.” The reality is that Colorado’s backcountry can overwhelm you. Weather can change in the blink of an eye and a small misinterpretation of a map or taking the wrong trail can lead you to be completely lost and left outside overnight with no water, shelter or fire.

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