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Build a Signal Fire

signal-fire-pic-499x490“Build a signal fire (but don’t light it yet) and prepare other signals” is step #6 in “Steps to take after an accident or breakdown in the wilderness”.

It is extremely difficult to see people on the ground from the air. Even some wreckage is hard to see, depending on the bush or other surroundings. When Search and Rescue are looking for someone, if they don’t see them in one area, they move on. So it would be a great shame if you heard them coming, and they fly over and don’t see you. That is why signaling is such a priority, even before organic food, water and shelter.