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Wilderness Survival. Seven Priorities for Survival in a Backcountry or Wilderness Location. S.T.O.P (r) Stop, Think, Observe, & Plan (and relax) First Aid Shelter Build a Fire Signal Hydration Food. How to not lose it when you are lost. Survival in adverse conditions. a. Cold and snowy

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Seven priorities for survival in a backcountry or wilderness location
Seven Priorities for Survival in a Backcountry or Wilderness Location

  • S.T.O.P (r) Stop, Think, Observe, & Plan (and relax)

  • First Aid

  • Shelter

  • Build a Fire

  • Signal

  • Hydration

  • Food



Survival in adverse conditions
Survival in adverse conditions Location

  • a. Cold and snowy

  • b. Wet (forest)

  • c. Hot and dry (desert)

  • d. Windy (mountains or plains)

  • e. Water (ocean, lake, or river)



Signaling
Signaling Location

  • a. Show five different ways to attract attention when lost.

  • b. Demonstrate how to use a signal mirror.

  • c. Describe from memory five ground-to-air signals and tell what they mean.


Protect yourself from animals
Protect yourself from animals Location

  • Insects

  • Reptiles

  • Bears.


Water treatment
Water Treatment Location

  • Will do at Ancient Lakes


Starting fires without matches
Starting fires without Matches Location

  • Magnifying Lens

  • Flint & steel/Magnesium shavings

  • Friction

  • 9 volt battery & steel wool


Creating a natural shelter
Creating a natural shelter Location

  • Will do demonstrations at Ancient Lakes campout