Would You Be the Last to Survive? GORP's Top Ten Tips to Stay Alive in the Outback or Anywhere

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from GORP.com, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Stranded in
 the middle of nowhere?  Know what to do to keep alive?  Chances are, you won't
 be competing to win a million dollars with camera crews recording your every
 move, but if you become stranded, you'll need to know the best way to survive
 any situation.  If the cast of Survivor II knew these ten tips from Bill
 Greer, founder of outdoor recreation and adventure travel Web site GORP.com,
 the May 3rd finale might be different.
 
     1.  Preparation is the first key to survival in the wilderness.  Backpack
         staples include matches in a waterproof container, waterproof tarp,
         purification tablets, knife or small hatchet and bungee cords.
 
     2.  Let someone know where you are going and when to expect you back.
 
     3.  Build a shelter and stay near it.  Chances are that a search party
         will find you more quickly if you stay put.  Build a signal fire to
         draw attention to your location.
 
     4.  Keep warm or cool, depending on the climate.  Humidity, precipitation
         and wind can impact your chances of survival.  Even a small mylar
         "space blanket," or a few heavy-gauge garbage bags, can make a big
         difference. Packing extra clothing, especially socks, can be a
         life-saving extra in an emergency.
 
     5.  Rest.  Fatigue can mean the difference between life and death. Use
         your energy wisely.
 
     6.  Treat injury and pain as best you can with what you have.  Even a
         minor injury can easily turn major when you're trying to survive.
 
     7.  Drink plenty of water -- it's more important to the body than food.
 
     8.  Only eat things that are easy like plants, bugs and fish.  Don't
         expend more energy trapping food than will be replenished by the food
         itself.  Keep high-energy sports bars in your pack.
 
     9.  Minimize your fear.  Yes, your situation may be dire, but the chances
         of a bobcat eating you alive or a bear attacking you are slim.  A
         flashlight is a small addition to your pack that can help you feel in
         control or even alert a rescue team.
 
     10. Don't give up.  Hopelessness can be your worst enemy.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Stranded in
 the middle of nowhere?  Know what to do to keep alive?  Chances are, you won't
 be competing to win a million dollars with camera crews recording your every
 move, but if you become stranded, you'll need to know the best way to survive
 any situation.  If the cast of Survivor II knew these ten tips from Bill
 Greer, founder of outdoor recreation and adventure travel Web site GORP.com,
 the May 3rd finale might be different.
 
     1.  Preparation is the first key to survival in the wilderness.  Backpack
         staples include matches in a waterproof container, waterproof tarp,
         purification tablets, knife or small hatchet and bungee cords.
 
     2.  Let someone know where you are going and when to expect you back.
 
     3.  Build a shelter and stay near it.  Chances are that a search party
         will find you more quickly if you stay put.  Build a signal fire to
         draw attention to your location.
 
     4.  Keep warm or cool, depending on the climate.  Humidity, precipitation
         and wind can impact your chances of survival.  Even a small mylar
         "space blanket," or a few heavy-gauge garbage bags, can make a big
         difference. Packing extra clothing, especially socks, can be a
         life-saving extra in an emergency.
 
     5.  Rest.  Fatigue can mean the difference between life and death. Use
         your energy wisely.
 
     6.  Treat injury and pain as best you can with what you have.  Even a
         minor injury can easily turn major when you're trying to survive.
 
     7.  Drink plenty of water -- it's more important to the body than food.
 
     8.  Only eat things that are easy like plants, bugs and fish.  Don't
         expend more energy trapping food than will be replenished by the food
         itself.  Keep high-energy sports bars in your pack.
 
     9.  Minimize your fear.  Yes, your situation may be dire, but the chances
         of a bobcat eating you alive or a bear attacking you are slim.  A
         flashlight is a small addition to your pack that can help you feel in
         control or even alert a rescue team.
 
     10. Don't give up.  Hopelessness can be your worst enemy.
 
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