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Hunters enjoy the great outdoors. They travel to forests, mountains, and rivers in search of small game, big game, waterfowl, and other animals. They spend time hunting, hiking, and camping in nature.

Hunter sitting under a lean-to shelter and warming himself by a fire

Suppose that you are hunting with friends or family in some foothills 100 miles away from home. It has been raining all morning; and now a heavy, thick fog rolls in. You are alone. You can't see your fellow hunters. When you call their names, nobody answers. What are you going to do now?

Are YOU prepared? Can YOU survive alone in the woods, fields, and mountains? Do YOU know what to do if you are lost?

All hunters should know basic survival rules. If they do, they can handle situations like the one above. If they don't know these basic rules, they may never return to their hunting camp.

The two most important things to remember are BE PREPARED and DON'T PANIC. You need to be ready for survival situations the minute you leave your home, your camp, or your vehicle. If you wait until you are wet, alone, and in a thick fog before you think about survival, you are already in deep trouble! Plan ahead.