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The biggest lesson learned was not to outdrive your skill level. Even though I had ATV experience, I did not have a lot of river-crossing experience, which ultimately led to the mishap.
Danger on the Slope
Utah claims to have the greatest snow on Earth, and with that assertion comes some inherent risks. The high mountains and snow increase the avalanche danger, and each year the state experiences multiple fatalities.
  • 18 December 2016
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Blind to Risk
I was steadfast in my focus. Getting the meat to the freezer was the only thing on my mind. I began the descent down the rocky mountain slope to the tree line like I’d done many times before. This trip, however, would be different.
  • 6 November 2016
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Paying for Life
Sometimes you spend the rest of your life paying for a hard lesson learned. My son, Bryan, was only 14 when he was permanently injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident.
  • 25 September 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Happy Camper
Towing a trailer can be dangerous if you don’t understand how the added weight and length can affect your vehicle’s handling.
  • 21 August 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Ignorance Isn't Bliss
One of the bad things about off-roading is you never know when a good time might turn into a nightmare. If you’ve ever left the relative safety of the asphalt on two, three or four wheels, you know exactly what I am talking about. Here’s how my good time went bad.
  • 10 July 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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