Outdoor Survival/Preparedness

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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.