"Never, never, never, never give up."
- Winston Churchill
Does this sound familiar? That’s what you do when crossing train tracks, or perhaps a busy roadway.
Well, consider applying this concept when you realize that you are in a true outdoor emergency situation. Stop, Look, and Listen…Read More
Okay, you’re truly lost. Or maybe you’re injured and need assistance. Against all advice, you’re by yourself. We won’t ask the reason why; regardless of the circumstances, you have a true personal emergency on your hands. You soon realize serious your situation is.
Staying calm becomes the first priority.
Panic quickly sets in. Left unchecked, panic impairs rational thought, and exposes a victim to increased danger.
The following steps can help one avoid being further victimized by panic:
Panic– Fear, despair, and hopelessness resulting in lack of caution and reckless decision making.
Sit down and critically go through the contents of your pack. You should be carrying the Ten Essential Categories.
Make sure you never have to ask the above question…Read More
Place each item securely and safely back in your pack, in proper order for use. Make sure everything’s tied down or zipped up tight.
always, Always, ALWAYS keep your pack either on your person, or within direct arm’s reach.
The above procedure prompts your mind to focus on your equipment, each item’s use/purpose, and prior training and experience associated with each item. By the time you reach the bottom of your pack, your mind is no longer crippled by panic; instead, it will be preparing for what lies ahead.
Celebrate the fact that you have the means to prevail!