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August 2017

Maximize Rescue – Signaling / Navigation Rescue is the goal of every survival situation. Once you meet your primary needs, focus on rescue.You’re only a survivor when you have been rescued. This means that you must be able to either get yourself out of the predicament you are in (self-rescue) or be rescued from that situation by others (assisted rescue).Preparation is key-informing people of your intentions and timeframes will at least have someone wondering why you are not back yet. Be sure to leave an ISOPREP Report

There is nothing more refreshing than having a clean glass of drinking water.“We tend to take water for granted until we don't have any – at which point it becomes the most important thing in the world.”What is Dehydration? There are several stages of dehydration, but the primary thing you need to understand is that when the body begins to lose water it will begin to function irregularly and in severe cases vital organs begin to shut down.  The effects of water loss could include: thirst, dark colored urine,

“The psychological effects of being able to start a fire should not be underestimated; neither should the effects of not being able to start one.”In any survival situation maintaining your core body temperature is critical.  It could be the difference between life and death. Beyond Shelter (See part 1 CBT Shelter Blog post) fire is crucial.  It has the ability to form a micro climate to protect you from the elements, treat water, cook food, sterilize for first aid, and provide comfort and security.  It cannot be underestimated.I

Shelter and Fire are ONE.  Long term survival requires the proficiency of both.  Maintaining Core Body Temperature is vital, and without shelter and fire the body is highly susceptible to hypothermia.  In this two part series we will look at the concept and application of Shelter and Fire.  Maintaining a solid 98.6o will ensure your body does not become susceptible to hypothermia or hyperthermia.Understanding the science behind shelter building could be the difference between relative comfort and abject misery.SHELTERThere are 3 Primary Forms of ShelterClothing – First Layer of

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