Are you as prepared as you think you are for the outdoors?
“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.”
Join us at the Blue Moose Coffee House December 6, 2023 from 6-8pm for this FREE* event on How to Survive Outside!
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.
- The value of planning—a cautionary tale…
Follow our imaginary hiker Jo as she heads into the hills and illustrates each of the key elements of outdoor safety.
- The trip plan
Complete a trip plan and leave it with someone you trust so a search and rescue team will know where to begin a search if you do not return at the intended time.
- Outdoor travel tips
A summary of the most important outdoor survival considerations.
- Taking the essentials
What survival items do you think should be carried in your pack for any outdoor adventure, whether the duration is a few hours or several days?
- Search and rescue in Canada
The Canadian Search and Rescue system, how to alert them and what to expect.
Leaders / Speakers
Moon is Hope Mountain Centre’s Program Director. She is an experienced educator and backcountry mountain guide. Her passion for the natural world and grizzly bears led her to study Wildlife and Forestry Conservation. She is certified in Wilderness First Aid, Avalanche Skills Training, Leave No Trace Master Educator and has experience as a bushcraft/survival instructor. Moon loves to share her knowledge and love of the outdoors with people of all ages! When she is not guiding, you can usually find her exploring the outdoors with her puppy, Kenai.