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By Dennis Smith, Charles A. Lehman

This easy-to-read instruction manual offers the reader with the fundamental survival abilities essential to care for emergencies within the desolate tract. the writer makes use of various eventualities to demonstrate survival options. Lehman additionally stresses the significance of contemplating ''what if'' to arrange for capability emergency events.

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In either case, success is high. That means quicker rescue for you and less demand on manpower for the coordinator. You can expect searchers to use a wide variety of vehicles. Helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft may be called into service. Four-wheel-drive rigs may patrol roads and trails, horses may be used Cross-country, but your chances of quick rescue will improve dramatically if you can get on or near some place vehicles can travel. One thought to remember—if your emergency was caused by weather conditions that stalled your vehicle, searchers will probably have no better luck with similar vehicles.

So why not make it easy? Dress for the activity and carry clothes for the environment en route (see "What to Wear," Chapter 9). Carry some selected equipment, especially WATER (see "What to Carry," Chapter 10). Perhaps the most crucial preparation of all is to make sure you are properly equipped inside. Start your trip with a "full tank" of rest, water and nourishing foods. A lot of people get into trouble because they wear themselves down or use up their reserves just getting to their jumping off point.

Helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft may be called into service. Four-wheel-drive rigs may patrol roads and trails, horses may be used Cross-country, but your chances of quick rescue will improve dramatically if you can get on or near some place vehicles can travel. One thought to remember—if your emergency was caused by weather conditions that stalled your vehicle, searchers will probably have no better luck with similar vehicles. SAR programs vary from state to state. Usually the county sheriff or the state police will have the prime responsibility to find you on private, national forest, or Bureau of Land Management land.

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