Hiking in the heat: Safety tips from a wilderness medicine expert

Dr. Steven Moore is director of UTHSA’s Wilderness and Survival Medicine Fellowship

San Antonio – The summer can be convenient for families looking to hike and camp, but the heat beating down on Texas has already been blamed for several deaths.

So how do you stay safe out in the woods where help is likely to be much farther away if you suffer a heat-related illness?

KSAT spoke with Dr. Steven Moore, an emergency physician at University Health and a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at UT Health San Antonio, where he is the director of the school’s Wilderness and Survival Medicine Fellowship.

About the Authors:

Garrett Brnger is a reporter with KSAT 12.