Mission Control, Do You Read Me?

The Roper Report

Communication in the wilderness is a matter of survival, as well as convenience. Before even leaving home, communications must begin. In fact, our first two communications tips do not even require equipment or gadgets.

Make sure somebody knows when you leave and when you expect to return (or get to your destination). Provide as much information about your route as possible.

Things can happen. Rocks can fall on your head while hiking. Boats can tip over while fishing. Firearms can malfunction while hunting. Somebody needs to know you are late in arriving…and where to send search parties to go looking for you.

The second tip is to never head into the wilderness alone. Just as one should never go swimming without a swimming buddy, nor should one go long-distance cycling or hiking, nor hunting, camping or fishing in a remote area without a buddy.

Assuming you are still conscious, it…

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

70 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.