If you get lost

If you get lost – know what to do!

  • Stay calm and try to be positive. Panic causes more deaths than anything else!
  • S.T.O.P: Stop moving, think, observe, then plan.
  • Stay put! It will reduce the time that it takes authorities to find you.
  • During the daylight, stay in the open. At night, build or find shelter.
  • Stay dry and warm. Use a garbage bag or a natural shelter.
  • Help searchers find you, even if you are embarrassed or afraid.
  • Make signals – use your whistle, light a fire or display an orange garbage bag.
  • Remember that animals will not be attracted to your signals.

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