(09) Help Me If You Can

When you're in an acute survival situation, what is best is if you can get outside help. This starts before you even get in to it by always letting someone know where you are going and when you expect to be back, so they know when to start looking for you and where. Second, you should think about what you can carry to signal for help: whistles, signal mirrors, material to make signal fires, brightly colored objects, even flare guns. Once you are in the acute survival situation, and you have taken care of any immediate threats to survival, you should think about how to signal where you are to rescuers. And if you do try to get out on your own, know how to mark your trail so you can be followed, or even for you to follow back if necessary.

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