Here is one of the inherent dangers of bigfootery. With no requirements, other than calling oneself a “Bigfoot Reseacher”, some try to reach the third stage of being a “Bigfoot Researcher” without the proper preparation. This “Bigfoot Researcher” violated a number of basic outdoor safety ideas that may have prevented this near disaster, not to mention generating bad press that reflects upon “Bigfoot Researchers”. And so, my aspiring “Bigfoot Researchers”, read, learn and reflect before attempting the third stage of “Bigfoot Research”.
I would recommend the growing outdoor knowledge contained at backpacker.com. While incomplete, it is a good starting point for the “Bigfoot Researcher”. Pay particular attention to the Survival section, it may save you from ending up the subject of a newspaper article, or worse.