by Jason J. Brown - Tuesday, March 7, 2017
You’re trekking through a craggy ravine, deep in the rocky expanses of a dried-up riverbed. Scrambling from boulder to boulder, you’re sweltering in the oppressive summer heat, and judging by the eerie silence enveloping the valley, the nearest person could be miles away.
You plot your next maneuver, tactically navigating the perilous rocks, when a wave of exhaustion, dehydration and fatigue sweeps over you. You miscalculate your footing, and your booted foot lodges into a crevice while you tumble backward.
One look at your newly configured ankle tells the only story you need to know – it’s broken. You’re alone and low on clean drinking water, miles from the next human, bruised and baking in the midday sun.
What do you do?
If you were insured by Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance, one call could dispatch a team of expert rescuers to fly in, stabilize you and medically evacuate you to safety from anywhere in the world.
Ripcord, an official national corporate sponsor of the Friends of NRA Volunteer of the Year program, offers the only one-stop comprehensive travel protection in the world, providing evacuation and rescue services paired with fully insured benefits of traditional travel insurance.
that travel adventurously.”
Coverage through Ripcord, powered by Redpoint Resolutions, includes remote rescue services by experienced EMTs and professionals from the point of injury or emergency, evacuation to your hospital of choice or your home, and critical medical specialist and second opinion consulting services from Stanford Medicine-affiliated physicians.
Ripcord even brings in security and intelligence experts to provide extraction and negotiation services if you’re kidnapped or held hostage, even if you’re overseas.
Insurance customers can also purchase additional travel insurance products that cover baggage and property loss and damage, accidental death and injury coverage, medical and dental expense coverage, and trip cancellation or interruption insurance.
"Perfect for big game hunters traveling deep
into remote lands."
“Ripcord is designed for people that travel adventurously,” said Tom Bochnowski, Redpoint Resolutions vice president. “[It covers] everything from climbing mountains where you can get broken legs, high-altitude sickness and other medical injuries and illnesses, to disasters or the unexpected geo-political event that traps you in a location.”
Ripcord’s insurance is perfect for big game hunters traveling deep into remote lands to track animals, especially when not accompanied by experience outfitters or guides, or for adventurers who trek off the beaten path and into the world’s most unforgiving climates to hike, climb and swim.
Notable clients and Ripcord supporters include legendary big game hunter Jim Shockey, hunter and star of Sportsman Channel’s Cabela’s Instinct Mark Peterson, and professional hunting groups, including The Tanzania Professional Hunters Association and the Namibia Professional Hunting Association.
Planning your next thrill-seeking excursion, off-the-grid hunt or getaway in a foreign country? If you want extra peace of mind before you step into the unknown, consider the benefits of coverage through Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.
For more information about Ripcord, including coverage options or to buy, visit their official website!
Main and Marquee photos/courtesy Outdoor Channel.