Be prepared

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Always take these hiking essentials!

  • GPS
  • Food & Water
  • Matches / Lighter
  • First-Aid Kit & Meds
  • Light & Extra Batteries
  • Extra Clothing & Gloves
  • Fully-charged Cell Phone
  • Shelter / Space Blanket
  • Knife / Multi-tool
  • Compass & Map
  • Signal Mirror
  • Rope / Cord
  • Whistle
  • Hat

ALSO:

  • Have extra water in your car
  • Tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll return
  • Recognize hiking limitations: children, dogs, elderly, darkness, weather conditions

IF YOU BECOME LOST:

S top …..………  Don’t Panic, Stay Calm

T hink ......……  Keep A Positive Attitude

O bserve …… Where You Are & What You Have

P lan …..………. Priorities: Shelter, Fire, Water 

Signal for Help

  • 3 Blasts from Your Whistle

If You Hear a Helicopter, Make Yourself Visible:

  • Wave with BOTH Hands
  • Use a Signal Mirror or Smoke from a Small Fire 

Always Use Care with Any Fire