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Title: Wilderness Survival


1
Wilderness Survival
  • Lesson 5 Protecting Yourself

2
Topics
  • Your Plan
  • Clothing
  • Gear
  • Personal Survival Kit

3
Building a Plan
  • Find USE Checklists
  • Planning Checklists
  • Gear Checklists
  • Activity Checklists
  • Who / What / When / Where / Why?
  • Tell Someone Else BEFORE Leaving

4
Travel Safely
  • Avoid encounters with
  • Snakes (Movement, Noise, Lookout)
  • Insects (Avoid brush, clothing, location)
  • Bears (Avoid Cubs, Food Storage Smells in/near
    Camp)
  • Additional Research http//geo-outdoors.info/inde
    x.html

5
Picking the Right Clothes
  • What is the Expected Weather
  • Finding Weather History http//www.wunderground.c
    om/
  • Consider the Essentials
  • Wind
  • Water
  • Cold

http//www.rei.com/
http//www.travelcountry.com/
6
Gear 10 Essentials
  • Knife
  • First-Aid Kit http//www.cpr-savers.com/index.html
  • Extra Clothing
  • Rain Gear
  • Water Bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Trail Food
  • Matches/Fire Starter
  • Sunscreen
  • Map Compass (GPS)
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug Repellent
  • Water Filter
  • Whistle


7
Personal Survival Kit
  • Practice with Your Components
  • Ask Others
  • Read Your Handbook / Merit Badge Book / Search
    the Internet

8
Additional Information
http//www.backpacking.net/index.html
The Complete Walker IV by Colin Fletcher
Mountaineering First Aid A Guide to Accident
Response and First Aid Care Wilderness Medicine,
Beyond First Aid by William Forgey
Paperback. Mountaineering The Freedom of the
Hills The essential mountaineering book The
Backpacker's Handbook by Chris
Townsend Backpacking One Step at a Time by
Harvey Manning Basic Essentials
Backpacking Beyond Backpacking Ray Jardine's
Guide to Lightweight Hiking The Advanced
Backpacker A Handbook of Year Round,
Long-Distance Hiking The Backpacker's Field
Manual A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering
Backcountry Skills Simple Foods for the Pack, by
Claudia Axcell, et al Trail Food Drying and
Cooking Food for Backpacking and Paddling, by
Alan S. Kesselheim Lipsmackin' Backpackin'
Lightweight, Trail-Tested Recipes for Backcountry
Trips
9
Questions?
  • Remember S.T.O.P
  • Keep a Positive Attitude!
  • Be Prepared
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