A family hike turned into a serious challenge when mom reached the summit and then felt faint after the climb. The group, seeing she was in no shape to make the 4-mile trek back downhill, crafted a stretcher from logs, branches and coats and carried her to safety.
While their creativity is laudable, says Anita (her mom is on that stretcher, left): “I will never travel without ADAPTS again! It is so easy to pack in a hiking backpack and exactly what we needed on the trail that day.”
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