Purpose Given the nature of being out in the woods, the Police Explorer will identify the basic skills for wilderness survival and promote safety through education, in accordance with US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76 .
Explain why survival skills are needed.
Discuss lost prevention.
Identify five basic skills for survival.
Why Are Survival Skills Needed?
Something can happen to anyone…
An experienced outdoor person
The family that was on a leisurely hike
A vehicle problem in a rural area
I’M LOST! I’M STRANDED! Even a small child can help themselves! Shelter Water Food
Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return
Know your location on the map
Allow enough time for the trip
Keep track of time and distance
Stay on trails or routes
Learn basic outdoor and survival skills
Lost Prevention (continued)
First aid kit
Lost Prevention (contd)
Poncho or Space Blanket
Cord or string
Magnesium fire starter
Knife or Multi-tool
Basic Survival Kit
Mindset to survive
S is for Stop
T is for Think
O is for Observe
P is for Plan
“ Having the skill to survive is important, having the will to survive is essential!”
( US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76)
Boil the water at least 5 minutes
Where to Find Water
Rivers / streams
Urine ( Bear Grylls does it, but as a last resort!!!)
Salt will dehydrate you and make you sick
FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH APPROPRIATE FOOD SOURCES PRIOR TO HEADING OUT! EATING THE WRONG THING CAN MAKE THE SITUATION WORSE OR EVEN KILL YOU!