Emergency Signal Techniques

By on May 15, 2014
emergency signal techniques

Learn how to send an emergency signal in the wilderness from NYC Outward Bound instructor Marko Yurachek in this survival skills video from Howcast.

The traditional signal for help is three of anything. So, if you were signalling by fire for an aircraft, you’d have a triangle with three fires. Three fires would indicate that you needed help.

If you needed to call someone by whistling, you’d blow three blasts. Three gun blasts would also be an indication that you need help. Three of anything is the universal sign. Writing SOS is, of course, a great signal from the air.

A big thing that people use now are personal locator beacons. If you’re in trouble, you can push a button and it sends a signal up to a satellite that alerts EMS wherever you are and they’ll come out and get you. So that’s a personal locator beacon. It’s sort of like a black box on an airplane. They have them on boats. They have them on airplanes. But now people can have them as well.

Personal Locator Beacon on Amazon

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Steve has taught desert survival classes to both young and old. His tremendous amount of experience and knowledge have helped countless people all over the world.

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