chapter  7
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When you prepare for a trip it is a good idea to pack for all kinds of weather. Perhaps you also take out insurance to cover the possibility of disruption to the journey, health problems or theft. As well as these precautions, what you do at the time in the face of any diffi culties is also signifi cant and affects the way you experience them and the consequences. Some ‘accidents’ could have been prevented by better preparation or more thoughtfulness. Moreover, tough going can have a positive side by providing learning opportunities that are better than just coasting along. This chapter considers what can go wrong, how you can prepare for it, how you can best handle it, and what you can do to help get back on track.