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  1. Jaybey

    Jaybey Joe SXS Nation Expert

    Jan 10, 2016
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    Tucson, AZ
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    2015 Polaris Ranger XP EPS 900

    We are all adventurers to one degree or another. Some just go out on paved roads into well mapped cities others get a bit more carried away and head out into the “wilderness”. Those of us who go into the wilds, whether it is in the United States, Alaska, Africa, South or Central America or even the artic regions we all want to make it back home at the end of our adventure. So, what do we need to do to make sure we get home?

    Use our heads is the best answer. That means we prepare before we go. Study the area your going into if possible. Take a Global Positioning System (GPS), take a compass, take a map, leave bread crumbs (the kind that won’t be eaten), turn around and look where you have just come from. All these things can help you get home again. But what do you do if all of the previous ideas fail you? What are you going to do?

    STOP. DUH? Sit down. Think. Observe. Plan. It seems simple right now but when your lost or begin to panic this simple procedure is hard to remember unless you create a habit now. We have all heard practice, practice, practice which builds memories that will help if and when stupid or accidents happen. What you do today may make a difference tomorrow!

    When I go wandering in the mountains or the desert, I carry a backpack and a separate small survival pack. Inside each one there are and bandages, a compass and or GPS, a means to start a fire and a way to signal for help. How do you signal for help? Survivalist have laid it out as three (3) of the same thing is a signal. Three shots for a gun at night, three blasts of a whistle, three fires, or three flags, etc.

    But the greatest piece of equipment you have if you ever find yourself in a bad situation is always with you, that is your mind and determination to survive.

    Be safe and have fun.
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  2. GaryL

    GaryL Gary Moderator

    Feb 20, 2016
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    Ranger 900 Crew

    Good advice Joe.
  3. Curt

    Curt Administrator

    Nov 12, 2015
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    Definitely good advice!

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