There is going to be survival school opening up near Clarion, Pa. I am not sure when but will get the details and post it. Sigma 3 survival school website is what you want to check out. The founder is from Arkansas. check it out.
that is the mind set of people today. someone else will take care of you.
Part of basic survival is to use items around you and if that means you have a charged cell phone and reception then 911 would qualify. Next thing would be to stay put and make yourself comfortable and wait for help to arrive.
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A lot of Pa hunters don't need a survival course. When they only spend a couple hours in the woods, have a gallon of coffee, a dozen donuts and can see the tail lights on the back of their pick-up at all times.
Cell phones are helpful, but I agree if your lost sit tight, start a big fire for heat and something that can be spotted from the air.
Maybe not as manly story to tell but making that 911 call sure beats spending a couple days in the woods cold and hungry. Compass will tell me what direction Im heading but a GPS will show me what is near me.
My ability to remember lyrics from songs of the 60's far exceed my ability to remember why I walked into the kitchen