Parkland Search and Rescue Association provides a safety and survival presentation called “Survive Outside’ to schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Cubs and various other youth groups.
Statistics show that each year across Canada there are approximately 5,000 ground Search and Rescue incidents. They involve all types of outdoor enthusiasts, from hikers and skiers to backcountry travellers and boaters.
AdventureSmart encourages you to have fun and play, but always be informed and prepared before you set out. Time spent gaining this extra knowledge and skills can help reverse the SAR incident trend.
Three steps to safety outside …
By following three easy steps, AdventureSmart believes that outdoor recreationalists will significantly improve their chances of survival should they become lost or in distress.
- Trip Planning. Plan your travel route. Know the terrain and conditions. Check the weather and always fill out a trip plan.
- Training. Obtain the knowledge and skills you need before heading out. Know and stay within your limits.
- Taking the Essentials. Always carry these essentials, and know how to use them. Add other equipment specific to your chosen activity, season and location.
Learn more about Outdoor Safety
The Survive Outside program offered by AdventureSmart is a great way to learn the value of preparation for safety in outdoor activities. Augment your basic outdoor survival knowledge by taking the “Survive Outside- A Guide to Outdoor Safety,” program offered by AdventureSmart.
In the Survive Outside program, you will learn about SAR in your region; the Code of Responsibility, including the Essentials, Trip Plan, Do’s & Don’ts; and Outdoor Travel Tips. Our seasoned, knowledgeable instructors help you tie everything together with scenarios and analyses of real-life SAR experiences.
Interested in a Survive Outside presentation? Request a presentation here.