Commonly known as the " to ", these procedures have been defined to be carried :-) out in a specific sequence of processes. Most steps are based on sequential procedures and routines that are designed to help one prioritize the steps needed to survive an unexpected . I will share the of and try to give some examples of their usefulness, both in situations, as a general guide for life and preparation. The institute's " to " program provides a sequential list of procedures designed to help mitigate most situations.
In an , the first to is recognition. This is essential in determining :-) the nature of the situation and establishing a plan of action. It is important to remember that recognition must be done in the correct order. Once recognized, the must activate the PMA and begin implementing the steps of .
Recognition is the essence of situational awareness, the antidote to the bias of normality, in the forest we call it face to face. How big are the waves? How far are we from the coast? Cold ? Where is my bag, my life jacket? What do I have in my pockets? Who is with me? Are they in reconnaissance, injured, can they swim, run, walk, shoot? Are there any other ships around here? Are they friendly?
What is the threat to your body or who might be behind you that you might have to hide from? Assess the threat and isolate yourself from it. I would say that having a :-) gun and knowing how to use it stays indoors. Cover, concealment, body armor, gas mask, pandemic protection, rubber gloves, a garbage bag, any type of fall protection under . Do I look like a brand? When faced with a danger, human or animal, what signals do I send? What signals do I want to send and what signals do I not want to send?.
Also, what signs are present in my environment, tire tracks, bear tracks, dark clouds, an angry crowd? An average can live only 3-4 days without ; he needs to acquire a source of clean and abundant . Do you have in your kit? I wonder how many people are really capable of being recognized. So many simply oblivious to everything that is happening. Recognition? Yes, it was quite easy for me.
I was traveling on one of the loneliest stretches :-) of road in Canada. It was about ten miles from the Alaska border crossing and had about an hour before the border closed at night. I hadn't seen another car or building for a couple of hours and with the border closing in an hour, there was no reason for anyone to travel this road until the next day. I have traveled that path many times and knew that the closest aid was at the border.
He also knew that the most likely scenario was that the snowplow driver would be the next on the road and not even show up at the equipment barn for nine or ten hours. I didn't walk ten miles in summer let alone -7 :-) degrees Fahrenheit, in the dark and with a wind of 30-40 MPH. When you do the math, that turns into a dead wind. The vehicle I had just packed for a three-week trip, so I had a pretty good idea of what was on board.
Mostly it was my clothes, medical supplies and some Costco stuff that my mom wanted. There was also my , and equipment. Each vehicle also has two flashlights, a extinguisher, a tow strap and :-) a folding shovel. One of these flashlights has a flashing red light option that will come in handy.
Most of my equipment is in a cumulative tool kit. I store various tools such as a sturdy knife, crescent wrench, jaws and screwdrivers. I also have three ways to start fires, large plastic bags, adhesive tape around the handles of a pair of tools, a roll of twenty-five cents, a flashlight, a small filter, space blankets and space bags. I pack my car in what I call a "combat load" and have done it for years.
What I mean by this is that my , and equipment can be accessed from the front seat. All these years of packaging this way have finally paid off. First of all, I couldn't get out of the car except by dragging myself out the driver's window. Secondly, if I had left the car, I :-) would have endangered life in that climate.
As much as walking around the vehicle once would have cooled me down too much. My best option was to stay still. Staying warm was hard enough without trying to warm up after the cold. My signal mirror and orange smoke are not appropriate for nighttime signs, so they never unfolded.
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Keep in mind that three of anything is a distress signal and that, in nature, straight lines are not natural. Three fires could be a great night signal and three smoky fires would be a good sign for the day. These fires must be widely spaced so that they are definitely three fires, but close enough :-) to associate them. Three lines trampled in the snow, but better yet, snow cleared from the ground or branches arranged in the snow in straight lines work well.
The Bigger, the Brighter, the Better. As most people here know, you can go about three days without . If it's very hot even less. IF YOU DON'T HAVE , THEN DON'T EAT, is needed to digest , so eating :-) without being able to replace that liquid is a really poor plan.
Finding is one of the most important things that you can do in a . There are a variety of ways that you can purify , including allowing it to naturally filter itself through a vertical column of moss or charcoal. Another method is to wring it from dew. Whatever method you choose, it is important to get in a timely manner. I have a small filter in my . That's not going to help much in winter, but it could be a lifesaver for most of the year and takes up little space. When I left the road, I had a large thermos of coffee, two bottles of and two energy drinks. All in one gallon.
I had already spent about half a gallon that day. :-) My ordeal lasted less than eleven hours, so playing really wasn't a big part of the equation. I took out a book, but by the time I had used up the energy and time needed to settle in for the long term, I was ready to get some sleep and the reading could wait. There was no radio reception or mobile phone service, even though I had a mobile phone.
is a necessary element of . Humans can go several days or even weeks without it, so ensuring :-) that you have enough is crucial. It is also important to be calm and focused in such a situation. Remembering that does not have to taste good is an essential part of . It is also important to be positive, as a positive mindset is a key skill.
As simple as it may seem, the first to is to identify and accept that you have a problem and that it is serious. Like any list of priorities, it is essential that each be recognized and acted upon in the order presented. You must accept that you are in serious trouble, activate your PMA and put in place your steps. This is truly the truth, and the measures you :-) have described offer universality that would apply to many situations.
Commonly known as the " to ", these procedures have been defined to be carried out in a specific sequence of processes. Most steps are based on sequential procedures and routines that are designed to help one prioritize the steps needed to survive an unexpected . I will share the of and try to give some examples of their usefulness, both in situations, as a general guide for life and preparation. The institute's " to " program provides a :-) sequential list of procedures designed to help mitigate most situations.
There are many ways to create signaling signs for . One popular method is to make your own flags. A brightly colored garment tied to a stick makes a good quick flag. You can also tie a poncho around a tent pole to create a larger flag. Reflective material is also a good choice for a flag. You can also lay a flag on the ground for ground-to-air signaling.
One of the most important qualities we have is the ability to remain calm in the face of adversity. This skill requires self-regulation resources such as impulse control, discipline over feelings, and non-reaction. When you can remain calm and composed under pressure, it will be easier to make smart decisions.