Let people know (where you're going)

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Re: Let people know (where you're going)

Post by Shhsgirl » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:32 pm

Even though I have a Delorme InReach and will be checking in with them every night, I filled out the Reconn form and left it with our adult children. Stuff happens.








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Re: Let people know (where you're going)

Post by maverick » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:32 am

Even though I have a Delorme InReach and will be checking in with them every night, I filled out the Reconn form and left it with our adult children. Stuff happens.
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, an HST member: http://reconn.org

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Re: Let people know (where you're going)

Post by Phil_z » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:55 pm

This is a good thread. Sorry for jumping it as a newbie, but I wanted to add something:

We leave our itinerary with a couple people and an easy to find copy in the car. We always include worst-case scenarios for bailouts, route deviations, cross-country, or foreseeable delays. We also use the absolute drop-dead date for calls to be made, and that number to call if it comes to that. I don't care if my GF or anyone else can decipher a word of it, I write it for SAR to understand, and I leave specific instructions to do nothing more than recite it, verbatum.

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