Matt Fields (Author) is the owner and sole authorized representative of Wilderness Survival and Safety (WSAS).
All content, material, images, layout, and design are copyrighted, all rights reserved, Wilderness Survival and Safety (WSAS), subject to United States of America and International laws and conventions.
Nothing contained within this website may be reproduced without WSAS consent. Images and photographs are property of WSAS. Content is authored entirely by WSAS, unless credited in text to another source.
External websites may link to this website, provided the link is a direct link to this website’s complete page or pages without alteration.
The WSAS website provides a basic overview for beginning hikers, and as such, is focused on trail hiking and safety in relation to outdoor, wilderness, or back country trail travel.
No claim is made that information contained on this website is a substitute for hands-on, classroom, field, or advanced-level training, including (but not limited to) First Aid, CPR, Navigation, and physical fitness.
Advanced outdoor or backcountry disciplines such as (but not limited to) climbing, cross-country travel, and wilderness foraging are beyond the scope of this website, and no claim is made in that regard.
The Author is not responsible for a reader’s fitness to be in the outdoors, including (but not limited to) medical condition, mental condition, and physical condition.
The Author is not responsible for this website content’s application, use, or interpretation by others.
This website’s content is accurate to the best of the Author’s knowledge, at the time of publication. The Author is not responsible for equipment or procedural updates that may subsequently occur without the Author’s knowledge.
This website is operated as a public service, and is a non-profit venture.
No connection to any official U.S. Government, State Government, Law Enforcement, Rescue, EMS, or Volunteer agency exists or is implied.
WSAS is not affiliated with any Chelan County, Washington, agency or organization.
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