You don’t know what you don’t know

The ODT reports on an Austrian tourist who had to be rescued after going tramping wearing street shoes with a sleeping bag, a foam sleeping roll and a can of baked beans.

Search & Rescue called him naive.

“The man did not think he was in any trouble, but we don’t think he had an appreciation for conditions.”

You can’t stop people doing stupid things when they don’t know what they don’t know.

But is it possible to train people to think about consequences before they do things when they don’t know what they’re doing?

One Response to You don’t know what you don’t know

  1. Kismet says:

    We tramped the St James track one winter weekend years ago – might have even been Queens Birthday weekend. Strolling along with packs, thermals, boots etc we caught up with two asians carrying supermarket shopping bags and daypacks and wearing jeans, running shoes and teeshirts. They were about two hours out from the track start and we told them in no uncertain terms to go back (I think we might have invented a weather forecast for heavy snow) Last seen heading back along the way they had come so hopefully we did actually persuade them. Think they really do have no idea how rough it can be out there.

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