S.T.O.P.—Stop, Think, Observe, Plan
When you find yourself in a survival situation, the most important tool is your brain.
Stop when you realize you’ve got a problem. The first thing to do is admit to yourself that you are in trouble.
Think about what you need to do to survive.
Observe the area; and look for shelter, fuel, etc.
Plan how you are going to use your survival kit and your other available resources. Don’t wait until dark to plan!