Forest

Documents and Links

Please see below for training documents, how to stay safe, and more!

Knots Practice

Knots to know:

  • Timber Hitch

  • Trucker Hitch

  • Bowline

  • Figure 8

  • Taught Line Hitch

  • Clove Hitch

  • Square Knot

  • Butterfly Knot

Some helpful links to review the knots

https://www.netknots.com

http://www.animatedknots.com

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Gear List

Stay up to date with the gear required to be in your 48 hour pack for PCESAR!

Staying Found!

  • Stop!, Stay put.  Help is on the way, and your chances of being found are much better if you stay in one place.

  • Think! Gather your thoughts and evaluate the situation.  You won’t get into trouble for being lost, and you must not hide from searchers.  

  • Stay Calm. Observe your surroundings.  Make yourself visible.  Use bright clothing or lay out a rock SOS.  

  • Listen for searchers; periodically use your whistle.  

  • Build a small fire and vegetation to make smoke.  

  • Reflect light with a mirror.  

  • Look for nearby food and water (Don’t eat anything unfamiliar to you).

  • Plan for your safety.  

  • Inventory what you have and how you can use it.  Plan how to stay out of the wind, keep dry, and insulate yourself from the ground.  

  • Build a small shelter.  

  • Purify and drink lots of water.  

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