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SURVIVAL. Practical Survival Techniques and Equipment. Class Goals. Learn the neighborhood Pick up some new ideas Commit to upgrade your equipment Plan to get outside more Realize you have some homework to do. I don’t always know what I’m talking about but I know I’m right . -Muhammad Ali.

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survival

SURVIVAL

PracticalSurvival Techniques and Equipment

John Kemple, author/owner

April 2004

class goals
Class Goals
  • Learn the neighborhood
  • Pick up some new ideas
  • Commit to upgrade your equipment
  • Plan to get outside more
  • Realize you have some homework to do
survival principles
Survival Principles
  • The rescuer & self-rescue comes first.
  • Accidents happen--accept and plan for it.
  • Maintain a positive attitude & don’t panic.
  • Be prepared, have knowledge & skill.
  • Adapt to the situation and environment.
  • Be kind to fellow survivors and victims.
priorities the rule of threes
Priorities:The Rule of Threes
  • Without air--three minutes survival
  • Without shelter--three hours survival
  • Without water--three days survival
  • Without food--three weeks plus
relative importance
Relative Importance
  • SHELTER
  • Water
  • Food
water

Water

The Essential Essential

most complete backcountry water treatments

Most complete backcountry water treatments

1. Filter plus chemical purifier

2. Boiling to a rolling boil

3. New devices (MSR, First Need)

the ten essentials

The TenEssentials

(and how we came up with them)

new ten essentials
New Ten Essentials
  • Navigation
  • Hydration
  • Sun Protection
  • Insulation
  • Illumination
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fire
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Repair Kit & Tools
  • Nutrition
navigation
Navigation
  • Map
  • Compass
  • Altimeter
  • GPS
    • UTM Plotting Template
    • Lat/Long Plotting Scale
hydration
Hydration
  • Water Container
  • Extra Water
  • Pot, if you want to heat water
sun protection
Sun Protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen with
    • Zinc Oxide
    • Titanium Dioxide
    • Parsol 1789
    • Mexoryl SX (Canada)
insulation
Insulation
  • Extra Clothing
  • Foam Sit Pad
illumination
Illumination
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • Extra Batteries and Bulb
first aid supplies
First Aid Supplies
  • Blisters
  • Tape
  • Bandaid
  • Sterile Dressing
  • Personal Rx meds
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Fire
  • Matches
  • Lighter
  • Fire Starter
emergency shelter
Emergency Shelter
  • Tarp
  • Cord 25-ft
    • Nylon vs. Dacron (polyester)
repair kit and tools
Repair Kit and Tools
  • Knife
  • Duct Tape
  • Needle & Thread or Dental Floss
  • Specific equipment tools & parts
    • Stove
    • Ski bindings
    • Crampons, etc.
nutrition
Nutrition
  • Extra Food
items not in ten essentials
Items not in Ten Essentials
  • Signaling for Rescue
  • Insect Protection
  • Snow Travel Safety
signaling for rescue
Signaling for Rescue
  • Active
  • Passive
    • Day
    • Night
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Signaling for Rescue
  • Active
    • Signal Mirror
    • Whistle
    • Transceiver (radio)
    • Cell Phone
  • Passive
    • Day - Surveyors Tape
    • Night - Reflective Cord
insect protection
Insect Protection
  • Mosquitoes
  • No-see-um & Flies
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Insect Protection
  • Mosquito Head Net
  • Buzz Off Clothing (Permethrin 0.5%)
  • Tightly woven microfiber Polyester clothing
  • Insect Repellent (use on skin)
    • Mosquito
      • DEET - 3M Ultrathon, Sawyer Controlled Release
    • No-see-um & Flies
      • MGK-264 & MGK-326 - Sawyer Broad Spectrum
      • Mosquito net clothing
snow travel safety
Snow Travel Safety
  • Shelter Building
  • Ground Insulation
  • Avalanche Safety
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Snow Travel Safety
  • Shelter Building
    • Snow Shovel
    • Snow Saw
  • Ground Insulation
    • Foam Sit Pad
  • Avalanche Safety
    • Avalanche Beacon 457kHz
    • Snow Shovel
    • Probe Pole
    • Clinometer
survival kits

Survival Kits

Personal

&

Auto

review
REVIEW

LET’S REVIEW!

class goals47
Class Goals
  • Learn the neighborhood
  • Pick up some new ideas
  • Commit to upgrade your equipment
  • Plan to get outside more
  • Realize you have some homework to do
bob hope commencement speaker at georgetown university 1962

It’s traditional on these occasions for the speaker to give the graduates some advice before they go out into the world. So I will. Don't go. I was out there last week and it was terrible.

-Bob Hope, Commencement Speaker at Georgetown University, 1962

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SURVIVAL

PracticalSurvival Techniques and Equipment

John Kemple, author/owner

April 2004