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What to do if you get lost hiking

What to do if you get lost hiking

Dispatcher Files During your hike Constantly look for landmarks that are easily identifiable. Snap photos. Not only do they make for fun memories, but these pictures will help you remember the trail if you can’t find your way back. If you are truly worried about getting lost, build some small arrows or cairns with rocks

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During your hike

  1. Constantly look for landmarks that are easily identifiable.
  2. Snap photos. Not only do they make for fun memories, but these pictures will help you remember the trail if you can’t find your way back.
  3. If you are truly worried about getting lost, build some small arrows or cairns with rocks or sticks. These identifiers can help you find your way back later on, but be sure to destroy them on your return.
  4. You can activate your ‘AAA Response Button’ or the TrackMe feature if you want our dispatchers to track your progress, or send help if you are lost. Download here today – https://use.trackbox.world

What to do if you get lost in a remote area without cell phone reception

1. Stop – As soon as you realise you are lost, stop moving around. Stay calm and don’t panic.

2. Think – Retrace your steps in your mind. What landmarks did you see? Do you have any photos that will help you find your way back? Absolutely do not move until you have calmed down and had time to think about your situation in a clear manner.

3. Observe – If you are on a trail, stay on the trail, since you clearly used that path to get where you are. If you have a compass, take it out and use that tool to better understand your location. As a last resort, follow a stream or drainage downhill. This could be dangerous, so don’t make this decision lightly, but a stream or downhill trajectory will typically lead to a road or trail.

4. Plan – Based on the previous steps, come up with a plan. If you are not confident in this plan, stay put until you have a solid route in mind. If it is after dark and/or you are very tired, it is likely best to stay put until morning. Sunrise always lends itself to clearer thinking and rational decisions.

ERPC Dispatcher: Michael (SA37)
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*Dispatcher files are reports detailing the experience of the dispatcher as they deal with emergencies and so are recorded after the fact.

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