I've always wanted to make a big list of stupid ways
to die. Things like having a spider drop onto you while driving, causing you to
crash your car. Well, I've never made that list (except in my head), so I guess
this is the closest thing I'll get to it.
All kidding aside, there are lots of
ways to become impaired or even die in the wilderness. Here's a list
and discussion of some of them. By the way,
Last Breath: Cautionary Tales from the Limits of Human Endurance by
Peter Stark is a great book on the subject of death in the wild.
DISCLAIMER: I am not an expert on any of these topics. This is just a list
and some basic suggestions. You can find out more about all these subjects
on other web sites, or at your local library. And remember -- you are
ultimately responsible for your own safety!