Hug A Tree and Survive is an AdventureSmart program that helps lost children survive in the woods. This presentation is aimed at children in grades K-5. It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do if they should become lost. BAYSAR has volunteers certified by AdventureSmart to provide Hug a Tree and Survive. To request a presentation for your school or youth group please use the ‘Contact Us’ link at the bottom of the page
No one ever expects to get into trouble outdoors. But, a turn in the weather, mistake in judgment, unexpected injury, equipment failure, or sudden nightfall can quickly change any recreational outing into a crisis.
Does anyone know where you have gone and when you expect to return?
Completing a trip plan is extremely important. It explains your destination, travel route, equipment and expected return time. It is vital information to assist authorities searching for you in the event of an emergency.
With the AdventureSmart Trip Plan app you can easily create trip plans and send them to your family and friends. The app is available free in the Apple App Store for iOS devices and on Google Play for Android devices, and can also be accessed from any web browser
Consider carrying a device compatible with your activity and location to call or alert others in an emergency. Remember, if you are in danger, your chance of a successful outcome increases if your call is made as soon as possible.
Ensure everyone with you understands what to do in case of an emergency.
Equipment failure and lack of reception are very possible in the outdoors. Consider carrying a map and compass as a backup.
Know the capabilities and the limitations of the equipment you are planning to use as your lifeline to survival.
Always send your trip plan to a responsible party, family member or friend. They can notify authorities if you don’t return.
Throughout your activity, stick to the trip plan you left with a friend or family member. In the event that you do not return as stated in your plan, it can be given to police and search and rescue organizers to help them find you.
A companion can give you a hand to overcome difficulties or emergencies.
“Visit the Adventure Smart website for more valuable info” https://www.adventuresmart.ca/