Direction Finding, Signalling and Getting Rescued
By Benjamin Raven Pressley
You are lost, the sun is going down, what do you do? Well the first thing you want to do is to just STOP, sit down, think about what you do have not what you don’t have. Calm yourself. Don’t let your mind go into panic mode. The number one killer statistically of people finding themselves in a survival situation is paranoia. The mind races, you panic, you walk in circles, you scream for help until you are worn out and collapse. It is usually not wise to start hiking out when the sun is going down and you’re really not sure which way is out. Plan on spending the night. However, next day or if you have plenty of daylight and you decide to hike out make sure you know what direction you are heading. There is nothing worse than walking around in circles expending needed energy thinking you can hike out of your situation. (more…)
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