Monday, May 2, 2016

Lost in the woods for 5 days in NZ: Saved by ground to air signal

I recently posted a similar story, I believe it was also “HELP” which was written.
The story is pretty common and so are the lessons to be learned:
*Carry proper equipment when hiking. Even if you plan on not staying the night.
*Take extra warm clothes and a survival kit just in case you get lost or suffer an accident
*Make sure you have a working phone.
Also, tell people where you plan on going and when are you expected to be back. When I was younger and went hiking solo I would leave my mother a map with the route I would be taking. Sound silly but Tierra del Fuego is 18,572 sq. miles so its not the kind of place you want to get lost in!
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In the US, never hike anywhere remote or hazardous without a Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) aka EPIRBs. These can be lifesavers. About three to four hundred dollars, check Marine Supply stores. When activated, the Coast Guard coordinates the search at sea while the Air Force coordinates the search on land. They pass the info to local rescue teams. Only to be used for life-threatening emergencies!