Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Friday, March 11, 2011

Helping the Searchers

It is late in the afternoon and you realize you have no idea where you are.  What can you do to help the searchers.

SAR teams around the country are made up of volunteers that are dedicated to finding and helping people lost and injured in the backcountry.

They spend hours in training.  They participate in mock mission to tune their skills.  They are called out during the middle of the night.

What most don't realize is that frequently teams are asked to support an effort outside of their area of responsibility.

Helping the searchers begins before for your trip afield.  It starts by taking the right gear and providing a trip plan to that responsible person that will be your link to 911 should you be delayed due to an unfortunate circumstance.

To read more of what you can do check out my article here.

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