This is Part 2 of a 2 part blog about your safety in the outdoors. You can check out Part 1 Stay Safe in the Outdoors here. In the first article Wilderness Scotland guide and Mountain Rescue Team member Simon Coker looked at some preparations for heading into the wilderness and now here are his 5 Top Tips to get yourself out of trouble in the outdoors.
Part 2: Get yourself out of trouble in the outdoors
Even the best prepared adventurers will find themselves in a sticky situation every now and again, whether it’s due to circumstances outside their control or just letting their guard down. Here are 5 Top Tips to get yourself out of trouble in the outdoors once something has gone a bit wrong.
The overriding theme here is to maintain clear thinking and, as mentioned in the previous article, prevent minor mishaps escalating into full blown incidents through decisive action. Should you find yourself with your plan starting to fall apart and events spiralling out of control, these top tips will help to manage the situation: