Re: Note from Oregon to the Rest of the nation.
In this day and age, if you're going to brave the elements like that, and not use every proper safety precaution - such as GPS tracking, which is so common these days its built into cellphones for 911 emergencie - well, perhaps you deserve a bit of mishap.
There usually isn't cell service in the remote areas people like to explore. If they get lost, rescue teams contact people's cell service provider and set up dozens of temporary portable cell towers to try and locate them.
"I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful