AdventureSmart is a national prevention program that helps Canadians and visitors to Canada effectively prepare for their outdoor excursions. The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, is pleased to announce the development of the new AdventureSmart Trip Plan App ( video Link) and it is now available as a free download for iPhones (on the Apple App Store) and Android (via the Google Play store). Developed with the knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience, the AdventureSmart Trip Plan App is a tremendous new aid for those heading outdoors, especially when it comes to the “Three T’s”: Trip Planning - Let the AdventureSmart Trip Plan App walk you through a comprehensive trip plan, then easily share it with a responsible party, family or friends, with just a couple of clicks. Training – Use the AdventureSmart Trip Plan App as a reference for outdoor survival tips, suggestions for appropriate clothing and additional information specific to your outdoor activity. Taking the Essentials – The AdventureSmart Trip Plan App offers a handy guide to help with the essentials of any equipment list, including those specific to your chosen activity, season and location.

Trip Tips

Travel with a companion: A companion can give you a hand to overcome difficulties or emergencies. Be prepared: Ensure everyone with you understands what to do in case of an emergency. Don’t depend solely on technology: Equipment failure and lack of reception are very possible in the outdoors. Consider carrying a map and compass as a backup.

Survive Outside

Statistics show that each year across Canada there are

approximately 5,000 ground Search and Rescue

incidents. They involve all types of outdoor enthusiasts,

from hikers and skiers to backcountry travellers and

boaters.

AdventureSmart encourages you to have fun and play,

but always be informed and prepared before you set out.

Time spent gaining this extra knowledge and skills can

help reverse the SAR incident trend.

Three steps to safety outside ...

By following three easy steps, AdventureSmart believes that outdoor recreationalists will significantly improve their chances of survival should they become lost or in distress. 1. Trip Planning. Plan your travel route. Know the terrain and conditions. Check the weather and always fill out a trip plan. 2. Training. Obtain the knowledge and skills you need before heading out. Know and stay within your limits. 3. Taking the Essentials. Always carry these essentials, and know how to use them. Add other equipment specific to your chosen activity, season and location. Under "normal" circumstances, a person can survive for only: 3 minutes without air 3 days without water 3 weeks without food

Water is a more pressing need than food.

Whether you’re out for a leisurely day-hike or trail run through park trails or a strenuous multi-day trek through the backcountry wilds, ensure your trip is a safe one: Check the weather before you leave and be prepared for it to change. Carry extra food & clothing – a good rule of thumb for day-trippers is to be able to stay out overnight, in case of trouble. Be bear aware and cougar aware. Bears and cougars aren’t just in the backcountry – our parks and cities encroach on their habitat. Ensure you know what to do if you meet one. Canada’s trails are for everyone, so while you’re out there remember: Keep to the trail. Shortcuts contribute to erosion and can destroy sensitive growth. Slow your pace and announce your presence/intentions when approaching other users. Share the trail. Downhill yields to uphill. Hikers yield to horseback riders. Enjoy!
In an emergency… Don’t panic	  Stay calm and maintain a positive attitude. STOP Sit, Think, Observe and Plan. Stay put	 It reduces time and search area for the authorities looking for you. Seek shelter   Protect yourself from the elements by staying warm and dry. Signal for help	 •	Think BIG,  •	Think CONTRAST,  •	Think 3’s. Create a ground-to-air symbol by making the letter “V” or “SOS”, at least 3 meters in length. Use whistle blasts x 3, mirror flashes x 3, horn blasts x 3, signal fires x 3 or rock piles x 3 to signal distress.

Annapolis County Ground

Search and Rescue Service Area

CONTACT US

Annapolis County Ground Search and Rescue,  P.O. Box 234, Bridgetown N.S. B0S 1C0 902 349 7778 info@ACGSAR.ca

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Annapolis County Ground

Search and Rescue Service Area

CONTACT US

Annapolis County Ground Search and Rescue,  P.O. Box 234, Bridgetown N.S. B0S 1C0 902 349 7778 info@ACGSAR.ca

   FOLLOW US

  

Survive Outside

Statistics show that each year

across Canada there are

approximately 5,000 ground

Search and Rescue incidents. They

involve all types of outdoor

enthusiasts, from hikers and

skiers to backcountry travellers

and boaters.

AdventureSmart encourages you

to have fun and play, but always

be informed and prepared before

you set out. Time spent gaining

this extra knowledge and skills can

help reverse the SAR incident

trend.

Three steps to safety outside ...

By following three easy steps, AdventureSmart believes that outdoor recreationalists will significantly improve their chances of survival should they become lost or in distress. 1. Trip Planning. Plan your travel route. Know the terrain and conditions. Check the weather and always fill out a trip plan. 2. Training. Obtain the knowledge and skills you need before heading out. Know and stay within your limits. 3. Taking the Essentials. Always carry these essentials, and know how to use them. Add other equipment specific to your chosen activity, season and location. Under "normal" circumstances, a person can survive for only: 3 minutes without air 3 days without water 3 weeks without food

Water is a more pressing need than

food.

Whether you’re out for a leisurely day-hike or trail run through park trails or a strenuous multi-day trek through the backcountry wilds, ensure your trip is a safe one: Check the weather before you leave and be prepared for it to change. Carry extra food & clothing – a good rule of thumb for day-trippers is to be able to stay out overnight, in case of trouble. Be bear aware and cougar aware. Bears and cougars aren’t just in the backcountry – our parks and cities encroach on their habitat. Ensure you know what to do if you meet one. Canada’s trails are for everyone, so while you’re out there remember: Keep to the trail. Shortcuts contribute to erosion and can destroy sensitive growth. Slow your pace and announce your presence/intentions when approaching other users. Share the trail. Downhill yields to uphill. Hikers yield to horseback riders. Enjoy!
AdventureSmart is a national prevention program that helps Canadians and visitors to Canada effectively prepare for their outdoor excursions. The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, is pleased to announce the development of the new AdventureSmart Trip Plan App ( video Link) and it is now available as a free download for iPhones (on the Apple App Store) and Android (via the Google Play store). Developed with the knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience, the AdventureSmart Trip Plan App is a tremendous new aid for those heading outdoors, especially when it comes to the “Three T’s”: Trip Planning - Let the AdventureSmart Trip Plan App walk you through a comprehensive trip plan, then easily share it with a responsible party, family or friends, with just a couple of clicks. Training – Use the AdventureSmart Trip Plan App as a reference for outdoor survival tips, suggestions for appropriate clothing and additional information specific to your outdoor activity. Taking the Essentials – The AdventureSmart Trip Plan App offers a handy guide to help with the essentials of any equipment list, including those specific to your chosen activity, season and location.

Trip Tips

Travel with a companion: A companion can give you a hand to overcome difficulties or emergencies. Be prepared: Ensure everyone with you understands what to do in case of an emergency. Don’t depend solely on technology: Equipment failure and lack of reception are very possible in the outdoors. Consider carrying a map and compass as a backup.

In an emergency…

Don’t panic

Stay calm and maintain a positive attitude.

STOP

Sit, Think, Observe and Plan.

Stay put

It reduces time and search area

for the authorities looking for you.

Seek shelter

Protect yourself from the

elements by staying warm and dry.

Signal for help

Think BIG, Think CONTRAST, Think 3’s. Create a ground-to-air symbol by making the letter “V” or “SOS”, at least 3 meters in length. Use whistle blasts x 3, mirror flashes x 3, horn blasts x 3, signal fires x 3 or rock piles x 3 to signal distress.
AdventureSmart is a national prevention program that helps Canadians and visitors to Canada effectively prepare for their outdoor excursions. The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, is pleased to announce the development of the new AdventureSmart Trip Plan App ( video Link) and it is now available as a free download for iPhones (on the Apple App Store) and Android (via the Google Play store). Developed with the knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience, the AdventureSmart Trip Plan App is a tremendous new aid for those heading outdoors, especially when it comes to the “Three T’s”: Trip Planning - Let the AdventureSmart Trip Plan App walk you through a comprehensive trip plan, then easily share it with a responsible party, family or friends, with just a couple of clicks. Training – Use the AdventureSmart Trip Plan App as a reference for outdoor survival tips, suggestions for appropriate clothing and additional information specific to your outdoor activity. Taking the Essentials – The AdventureSmart Trip Plan App offers a handy guide to help with the essentials of any equipment list, including those specific to your chosen activity, season and location.

Trip Tips

Travel with a companion: A companion can give you a hand to overcome difficulties or emergencies. Be prepared: Ensure everyone with you understands what to do in case of an emergency. Don’t depend solely on technology: Equipment failure and lack of reception are very possible in the outdoors. Consider carrying a map and compass as a backup.

CONTACT US

Annapolis County Ground Search and Rescue,  P.O. Box 234, Bridgetown N.S. B0S 1C0 902 349 7778 info@ACGSAR.ca

Annapolis County Ground Search and Rescue Service Area

   FOLLOW US

  

Survive Outside

Statistics show that each year across Canada there are

approximately 5,000 ground Search and Rescue incidents.

They involve all types of outdoor enthusiasts, from hikers

and skiers to backcountry travellers and boaters.

AdventureSmart encourages you to have fun and play, but

always be informed and prepared before you set out.

Time spent gaining this extra knowledge and skills can

help reverse the SAR incident trend.

Three steps to safety outside ...

By following three easy steps, AdventureSmart believes that outdoor recreationalists will significantly improve their chances of survival should they become lost or in distress. 1. Trip Planning. Plan your travel route. Know the terrain and conditions. Check the weather and always fill out a trip plan. 2. Training. Obtain the knowledge and skills you need before heading out. Know and stay within your limits. 3. Taking the Essentials. Always carry these essentials, and know how to use them. Add other equipment specific to your chosen activity, season and location. Under "normal" circumstances, a person can survive for only: 3 minutes without air 3 days without water 3 weeks without food

Water is a more pressing need than food.

Whether you’re out for a leisurely day-hike or trail run through park trails or a strenuous multi-day trek through the backcountry wilds, ensure your trip is a safe one: Check the weather before you leave and be prepared for it to change. Carry extra food & clothing – a good rule of thumb for day-trippers is to be able to stay out overnight, in case of trouble. Be bear aware and cougar aware. Bears and cougars aren’t just in the backcountry – our parks and cities encroach on their habitat. Ensure you know what to do if you meet one. Canada’s trails are for everyone, so while you’re out there remember: Keep to the trail. Shortcuts contribute to erosion and can destroy sensitive growth. Slow your pace and announce your presence/intentions when approaching other users. Share the trail. Downhill yields to uphill. Hikers yield to horseback riders. Enjoy!
In an emergency… Don’t panic	  Stay calm and maintain a positive attitude. STOP Sit, Think, Observe and Plan. Stay put	 It reduces time and search area for the authorities looking for you. Seek shelter   Protect yourself from the elements by staying warm and dry. Signal for help	 •	Think BIG,  •	Think CONTRAST,  •	Think 3’s. Create a ground-to-air symbol by making the letter “V” or “SOS”, at least 3 meters in length. Use whistle blasts x 3, mirror flashes x 3, horn blasts x 3, signal fires x 3 or rock piles x 3 to signal distress.
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