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11-4-16

11-4-16 - Survival Skills

Most everyone who treks into the wilderness gets turned around occasionally.  How you respond in the early stages often determines if your disorientation becomes a temporary inconvenience or a tramatic ordeal.  Read the scenario and answer the questions below:

Scenario:

You are hunting alone when you venture away from your trail to find a good hunting spot.  You don't have a map or compass and your phone has no service.  After trying to find your trail for a few hours, you realize that you don't have but 1 hour of daylight left.  

1.  What are your top three priorities at this point?

2.  What are your options for creating shelter?

3. What are the steps for building a fire?

4.  What are the symptoms of Hypthermia?

5. What are symptoms of Frostbite?

6.  What could have prevented this situation?