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“What to do when lost in the woods,” 1957 1946 US...

Jun 25, 2012
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“What to do when lost in the woods,” 1957 1946 US Forest Service flyer

@ChristiansenJen  found this leaflet in her 1896 cabin in Colorado. I tracked down a PDF through the Oregon State Library.

Solid tips:

Stop, sit down and try to figure out where you are. Use your head, not your legs. 
If caught by night, fog or a storm, stop at once and make camp in a sheltered spot. Build a fire in a safe place. Gather plenty of dry fuel. 
Don’t wander about. Travel only down hill. 
If injured, choose a clear spot on a promontory and make a signal smoke. 
Don’t yell, don’t run, don’t worry, and above all, don’t quit.
“Keep the old brain in commission and the chances are you will come out of the woods on your own feet.”

(via michellelegro)

“What to do when lost in the woods,” 1957 1946 US Forest Service flyer

@ChristiansenJen found this leaflet in her 1896 cabin in Colorado. I tracked down a PDF through the Oregon State Library.

Solid tips:

  1. Stop, sit down and try to figure out where you are. Use your head, not your legs.
  2. If caught by night, fog or a storm, stop at once and make camp in a sheltered spot. Build a fire in a safe place. Gather plenty of dry fuel.
  3. Don’t wander about. Travel only down hill.
  4. If injured, choose a clear spot on a promontory and make a signal smoke.
  5. Don’t yell, don’t run, don’t worry, and above all, don’t quit.

“Keep the old brain in commission and the chances are you will come out of the woods on your own feet.”

(via michellelegro)

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    "A clear head will find itself."
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