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Re: Discussion Thread About SHTF
« Reply #80 on: October 04, 2010, 08:30:20 PM »
Never been good at remembering morse code and I'll wager there's a lot more people like me than you brainiacs that committed it to memory. lol

I did happen to memorize the ground to air symbols tho. It was a bit easier since there are fewer of them and I figured they'd be somewhat more identifiable to more people.



And some of you may remember the scarf I picked up in Arkansas. It also has the symbols to help me remember;

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Re: Discussion Thread About SHTF
« Reply #81 on: October 05, 2010, 06:57:10 AM »
Ant, I remember the scarf, was wondering where I might find one, looks like a neat little piece of pocket gear for emergencies.  I carry a small survival guide in my wallet, and while I do know how to perform all the tasks listed on it, I carry it more for the calming effect it would have if I needed to use it.  Not really a crutch, more like a reminder that "hey, you can handle this" reminder.  The scarf would fulfill those same functions, then I could use the pocket guide for tinder if needed :)
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Re: Discussion Thread About SHTF
« Reply #82 on: October 05, 2010, 07:43:18 AM »
There is nothing a wildsurvivor carries that qualifies as a crutch. I think the "I need a doctor" signal would be much larger then one line. Thats what I think.   :hmm:
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Re: Discussion Thread About SHTF
« Reply #83 on: October 05, 2010, 09:01:56 AM »
~ but if you needed a doctor, the more simple the signal...  the easier it would be for an injured person to create. I'd hate to be shot, and then have to build some large intricate design in the sand with some heavy sticks and logs.  :unsure:

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Re: Discussion Thread About SHTF
« Reply #84 on: October 05, 2010, 09:13:39 AM »
Ant, I remember the scarf, was wondering where I might find one, looks like a neat little piece of pocket gear for emergencies.  I carry a small survival guide in my wallet, and while I do know how to perform all the tasks listed on it, I carry it more for the calming effect it would have if I needed to use it.  Not really a crutch, more like a reminder that "hey, you can handle this" reminder.  The scarf would fulfill those same functions, then I could use the pocket guide for tinder if needed :)


True, by itself it may get overlooked. I think tho you'd use it in conjunction with the X "I cannot proceed". It's suppose to be the international distress symbol that most people recognize. I suppose if you have a big enough canvas, you can have a whole conversation with the pilot. lol

That one came from Lake Poinsett in NE Arkansas, near Jonesboro. I'd assume many of the national parks carry their own version.
"Aut Viam Invenium Aut Faciam"  - Hannibal of Carthage

"Memento Te Esse Mortalum" - Epitaph on gravestone in Salem Mass.