Signaling for Help
- If you can't continue on your outing and have to wait for rescue, prepare help signals as soon as possible.
- The international emergency sign for distress is three of any signal:
- Three fires evenly spaced
- Three blasts on a whistle
- Three flashes with a mirror
- If you're near an open space, walk a large “X” in the grass, sand, or snow. If possible, outline it with rocks or branches. Do whatever you can to make it easier to see from a distance.