Big game hunting season started last month with archery season. Muzzleloaders get their chance starting Sept. 9 and rifle season starts in October. Between now and Thanksgiving, hundreds of thousands of hunters will head for the Colorado backcountry to stalk elk, deer, moose and other big game species. Hunting season is a busy time for mountain rescue volunteers. With all those hunters in the woods the chance of wilderness search and rescue situations is naturally higher.
The Sierra Club, the Boy Scouts, the American Hiking Society and a number of other outdoor organizations all tout some form of "Ten Essentials" list that should be carried whenever you venture into the backcountry. But really, who wants to carry a heavy backpack on a day hike? What could possibly go wrong on a half day hike or bike or ski? You already took the precaution of telling a dependable person where you are going and when you will return, right? You hydrated at home and had a big breakfast?
Maintaining hydration is critical for any physical activity. In the backcountry, where drinking water may not be readily available, it is especially important to have a hydration plan. Dehydration can become a serious problem if fluid intake is not maintained. Initial symptoms of dehydration include dry mouth, weakness and dizziness. In more advanced dehydration a person can become sluggish, confused and even faint, the heart rate becomes elevated with an associated loss of blood pressure.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".