If you can determine your position, it's important to ensure that you know how to describe it. This is best illustrated with latitude and longitude, the most internationally recognised coordinate system used on all sea and air charts as well as most GPSes and mobile phones. Many instruments display position in different format and if you say it wrong, it's possible to send the rescuers to the other side of the planet, which isn't going to help. If you follow this rule of the numbers and symbols, it doesn't matter what format the device uses, you'll always be able to convey your correct position so that the search and rescue crew are tasked to the right location.
Sunday, 25 August 2013
Monday, 12 August 2013
Chances are, you'll know the answer to two or three of those questions, but in a survival situation, should you be presented with the opportunity to phone for help, you must know the answer or you're missing a vital opportunity to get rescued. Read on and easily remember how to contact the emergency services throughout most of the world.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
The question I posed was "Which of these do you think would, today, survive longest or get out quickest if placed on their own in a random, realistic survival situation with bare bones kit?".
The poll can be found on Facebook and was prepopulated with few choice survival types and voters were allowed to add their own.