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Signal Fires

Choose a good strong visual point to be seen from. Any fire you build, must be in a clear location to ensure passing crafts stand the best chance of spotting you. In a clearing or on a hilltop, make three signal fires, place them in a triangular pattern (a known signal for help). Space them about …

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Signaling for Help

Yelling at the top of your lungs is only going to be effective if there are people nearby to hear you. When this isn’t the case, save your strength and vocal cords. Remember that 3 of anything is the international standard for distress. It can be 3 gunshots, 3 fires, 3 flares, 3 blows of a whistle, etc. In a clearing or on a hilltop, …

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