Are you prepared for an emergency where you may be unable to communicate? While many of us are friendly with our fellow hikers, do we know each other well enough to know someone's smartphone access code, their emergency contact, or even if they have any allergies? It's not something we like to think about, but a useful strategy is to plan for the worst while hoping for the best.
Below are some tips that could help in an emergency:
1. Carry emergency contact information in your pack. It's as simple as an index card with: Your name, your emergency contact name and number, their relationship to you, and any medical conditions, medications, allergies.
2. Identification wristbands, medical alert bracelets, etc. that can be customized with contact info and medical info. Check out: https://www.roadid.com
3. Put an ICE contact on your cell phone's lock screen so that anyone can see the ICE number even if your screen is locked with a PIN or password. Here's how: