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Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist

Luis Vega is a Wilderness Columnist for the Kingman Miner. If you have comments or want to share experiences, write him at mohave4x4@yahoo.com.

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What do you think is the most basic survival tool? Is it a compass or some way to start a fire?

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I love to hear stories about someone using ingenuity and self-reliance to get out of a difficult situation.

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist February 22, 2020
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Mohave County doesn’t have cold mountain streams that flow year-round, what most think of as swift water.

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist February 14, 2020
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It’s a good thing that the hiking trails on Piestewa Peak and Camelback Mountain are close to Phoenix.

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist January 18, 2020
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What do you use to secure gear such as an ATV, motorcycle or other gear in the back of a truck or trailer?

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist January 3, 2020
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Webbing, rope and carabineers are not usually included in a day pack, but I suggest they should be essentials for anyone hiking in the steep terrain found in Mohave County.

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist January 1, 2020
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It’s reported by the State Mine Inspector that there are over 100,000 abandoned mines in the state. Today, old mines are both a joy for history buffs and a danger for curious explorers.w

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist December 23, 2019
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If you become lost, stuck or whatever, do you stay put or do you try to walk out to get help?

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist December 15, 2019
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There are many types of maps – Forest Service maps, Bureau of Land Management maps, and highway maps to name a few. Some show general features and points of interest.

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist December 9, 2019
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Have you ever heard of anyone using flagging tape as a survival tool?

By Luis Vega, Wilderness Columnist December 1, 2019

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