Outdoor Survival/Preparedness

You should be prepared for going into the outdoors even if is for less than a day.

  • Make sure you know the area you are going to ahead of time even if it is just looking at maps.
  • Check the weather.
  • Tell some one you trust where you are going and for how long. If you are going some where with a park service tell them too.
  • Make sure the people going with you are prepared.
  • Know some first aid and read this wikibook.
  • Talk to some one who has been where you are going or has more experience, better yet invite them along.
  • Make sure you keep your car in good condition for car trips.
  • Bring a survival kit.
  • Go with at least one person if you can.
  • Practice survival skills. Practicing them can be lots of fun.

If an emergency happens relax, prioritize, and be creative with what you have.

Last modified on 16 July 2009, at 20:50