How Forgetting to ‘Be Prepared’ Nearly Ended in Disaster

A true-life story of what happens when you’re not prepared

Darren Matthews
9 min readOct 25, 2019

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I pulled my phone out, cursing at the stupidity I had created.

I looked around praying that the other walkers we had lost sight of would suddenly reappear, then I could recover a situation which was rapidly getting out of hand.

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Darren Matthews

Following my curiosity — which is decision-making — and sharing what I learn along the way