Knowledge of different ways of applying a signal for help one day can really save your life. These methods range from the most modern electronics to the primitive tools that were used by our ancestors. Giving signals is one of the most undervalued and unproven skills in our Arsenal of survivalist, so it is time to be serious. Using the techniques described below, you will be able to save yourself in a really extreme situation.
Cell phone is Probably the best way to get help. There where no problems with the link, you will easily be able to connect with the right people or services to provide all the needed information. In areas with a weak signal, try to send a SMS that only requires a short moment of communication with the nearest tower. If you go there, where there is no cellular connection, take care to purchase or rent a satellite phone, which allows you to make calls from anywhere in the world.
Whistle a Simple whistle is a great device for the alarm for a short distance. Three whistle is considered a universal distress signal. Choose whistle bright colors, which is easy to find in case he fell. To lose the whistle was even harder, take the one that is attached with snap fasteners, rings or chains. For cold temperatures the ideal option would be a whistle with no moving parts because your saliva can harden with the ball in the whistle.
The mirror signal mirror is one of the most long-range non-electric alarm devices.
If done correctly, a beam of sunlight, reflecting mirror, is able to reach objects at distances up to 15 kilometers. This is more than enough to draw attention away people, cars, ships and even airplanes.
Buy a special mirror with dual lens and practice with friends in a large open area. If you have in your pocket only an ordinary mirror, then position it under the eye, direct the light beam to the fingertip of an outstretched arm, and then point the finger directly at the desired object. Very slowly rotate the mirror first, right to left, then downwards, then the beam will describe your goal in a circle and, we hope, will attract attention.
Flare flare, or flare cartridge, is able to give a fairly bright light to signal and also serves as a good tool for the fire. Your fire was slightly more noticeable, tied him with tape to a long stick, lift above head and wave like a flag. Each cartridge burns for about 5 minutes.
A flare gun Being the most important method of signal flow on the water, a flare gun attracts a lot of attention as aircraft and people on land. But before you shoot, assess the risk of fire in surrounding area — fired missiles, as a rule, still burning, when land on the ground.
Places with dry forests, shrubs or grass — not the best place to use flares. Wildfire, of course, also able to attract attention, but hardly that which you require. Plus you would not want to be nearby with the burning of forests.
Just a change of wind direction, and a tool that should save you, to bury. Try to leave the flares for wet areas or open water.
Flag This tool has been used for thousands of years. You can buy a special signal flag, but you can do it yourself. Bright or contrasting fabric, put on a stick and you have a small flag. If you have a large piece of cloth, stretch it on poles for the tent, and you have a large flag. You can also bind it to a young tree. Rescue blanket and other reflective materials can be a great canvas for the flag. The shape of the flag can be any, as long as it did not mix with the countryside. You can also put the flag on the ground to feed signals into the air.
The tape is a Little bright blue or bright pink tape is a great and nearly weightless addition to your set of signal means. Use the pieces easily torn tape to leave marks and even message. If you have a token, you can leave more detailed information. There is still more conspicuous a product designed to repel birds on fruit farms. It can be found in gardening stores.
Marker using a permanent marker you can write notes on various dry poverhnosti. If you get lost, the marker (and also the tape that you saw in the previous photo) will allow you to mark the way of your movement not to get lost even more, and leave a mark to help quickly able to find you.
Improvised visual signals, Is a rather broad category of funds, which is limited only by your imagination and materials at hand. This includes signals in the air (including huge letters SOS on the ground), piles of stones, directional arrows and other attention-grabbing search teams signs, lights and glow sticks and of course the best remedy — the signal fire.
Fire is your best friend in the wild is also a very effective signal for help, used for centuries. But it is not necessary to forget about the dangers of uncontrolled fire.
4 important points about signal fire:
— He must divorce in a visible place, so that the fire and smoke were clearly visible.
— A site should not contribute to its output under your control. To build a fire in the middle of it with dry grass on a windy day can result in large trouble.
— Don't let the fire get so large that you will not be able to put it out with improvised means.
— Think about contrast — everything but the bark of birch or osmola will give white smoke when burning, which may be completely useless in foggy or cloudy day. In this case, splash a bit of engine oil, brake or any other liquid petroleum-based, throw pieces of plastic and you will get much more noticeable black smoke.
Improvised audible signals you do not Have a whistle? Do not lose hope, be resourceful and you will find many ways to make sounds and call for help. High sounds can be publish, just whistling with fingers in mouth. You can also cut your own whistle. Lower sounds you can create using different items. One of the best methods to find a hollow log of solid rock that is often found in the woods. Take a stick, which just knocks louder on the log, and the log tamp the rocks vibration. In the end, you get a kind of drum that can be heard five kilometers away.
Emergency radio One of the best signal — EPIRB is available in stores and is associated with the companion device, which in the context of the wild plays the role of a "panic button". The basic model simply report your coordinates to the monitoring company, which contacts with the local authorities, and they send someone to help you. More advanced and expensive models allow you to send SMS or email via satellite. This allows us not just to call for help, and to provide details of the situation in which you find yourself.