Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 46

Thread: Signaling and Getting Found!

  1. #21
    Tracker
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    NW Wisconsin
    Posts
    72
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 213 Times in 50 Posts

    Default

    It used to be that on western mt. fires, one of the best ways to signal a helicopter as to your position was throw dirt into the air. The dirt would fall back down but the dust from the dirt would remain in the air and form a dust drift cloud that was easily seen because of the movement. It was a darker color than smoke and would give the pilot an indication of wind speed and direction.

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to book For This Useful Post:


  3. #22
    Guide Joe Willson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Joliet, IL
    Posts
    1,010
    Thanks
    150
    Thanked 421 Times in 120 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BushMetal View Post
    I agree that is basic firearm safety


    But when lost for a few days with out food or water people can make poor decisions as if they were brain damaged.

    You hear something, jump up and blast 3 rounds off to make sure its not too late but oops..

    that kind of thing
    Is there any evidence that in the entire history of people getting lost and being looked for that this has ever happened?

  4. #23
    Packmaster Actual Supporter
    Bush Class Basic Certified
    Panzer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Mordor
    Posts
    8,862
    Thanks
    6,363
    Thanked 26,912 Times in 3,641 Posts

    Default

    Is there any evidence that in the entire history of people getting lost and being looked for that this has ever happened?
    The initial comment about safety it just that safety. It's a reminder that if you are going to fire off a gun in an emergency situation to be aware that there might be folks looking for you and they could happen to be in harms way if you don't exercise good judgement. That is all. Nothing more or less. Keep it on track.

    thanks
    _____
    Trail Mix - MM's with obstacles
    Tracker Pack Member #7 - Axe Mob Brand Compliance Officer
    http://packmastergear.blogspot.com/

  5. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Panzer For This Useful Post:


  6. #24
    Banned Member Supporter
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,347
    Thanks
    1,904
    Thanked 2,726 Times in 846 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Willson View Post
    Is there any evidence that in the entire history of people getting lost and being looked for that this has ever happened?
    rescuers have been shot by rescuee yes

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to BushMetal For This Useful Post:


  8. #25
    Packmaster Actual Supporter
    Bush Class Basic Certified
    Panzer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Mordor
    Posts
    8,862
    Thanks
    6,363
    Thanked 26,912 Times in 3,641 Posts

    Default

    I have worked with guys who have been shot at by land owners. Searching can be dangerous that's for sure.
    _____
    Trail Mix - MM's with obstacles
    Tracker Pack Member #7 - Axe Mob Brand Compliance Officer
    http://packmastergear.blogspot.com/

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Panzer For This Useful Post:


  10. #26
    WILDEROXEN Supporter
    Bush Class Basic Certified
    Mr.Black's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    7,832
    Thanks
    22,562
    Thanked 30,755 Times in 4,120 Posts

    Default

    There is alot I want to do on this I will try to get some pics ASAP of some radios, flares, mirrors,VS-17 sig pannels,signal tarps,Buzzsaws and improvised stuff Ive done
    Till then Check this Out This Guy is a former SERE Specialist and this vid is a real eye opener and might make us re think a few things I will get back soon with some pics

    Great thread

    http://www.youtube.com/user/OperationalExtras http://operationalextras.wordpress.com/
    LEFT INTENTIONALLY BLANK
    Tracker Pack # 1/Flint Tracker Pack #1

  11. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Mr.Black For This Useful Post:


  12. #27
    WILDEROXEN Supporter
    Bush Class Basic Certified
    Mr.Black's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    7,832
    Thanks
    22,562
    Thanked 30,755 Times in 4,120 Posts

    Default

    Thoughts.
    -Someone has to do a demo on using orange drank powder in the snow thats a good'n
    -the flaming spitting dragon lol
    -"Aim the mirror center of air craft not the cockpit and my face" yelled the CAP pilot over the walkie as I signaled him from a ridge on San Gorgonio
    - I have no idea how the Sea Dye Marker made it into the fountain Sir... OMG!...
    Last edited by Mr.Black; 01-12-2013 at 04:29 PM.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/OperationalExtras http://operationalextras.wordpress.com/
    LEFT INTENTIONALLY BLANK
    Tracker Pack # 1/Flint Tracker Pack #1

  13. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Mr.Black For This Useful Post:


  14. #28
    Tracker
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 68 Times in 19 Posts

    Default

    Bring extra bacon. The smell of bacon carries very far, and potential rescuers are more likely to be motivated to find you once they smell delicious fire roasted bacon.


    But on a serious note, those space blanket tarps with orange on one side and silver on other are pretty good. Or like, a GPS beacon. Or GPS...bacon.

  15. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Das_Sheep For This Useful Post:


  16. #29
    Scout Crafter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Northeast NJ
    Posts
    739
    Thanks
    704
    Thanked 3,026 Times in 268 Posts

  17. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Crafter For This Useful Post:


  18. #30
    Scout
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    228
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 182 Times in 110 Posts

    Default

    I have an ACR PL beacon, a GLASS military-grade signal mirror, and a couple serious strobes (Streamlight & ACR), besides a decent small but bright LED flashlight, that go along.
    Passengers in the ATV are checked out on the PLB in case anything happens to me.

    Fire starting materials are always toted. Whistle.
    Frequently a blaze orange handkerchief or watch cap.
    Cell phone that's charged (frequently works in higher elevations out here in the West, but can't be entirely counted on).

    Kids are given basic equipment & taught how to build fires, and some basic rules such as staying put unless they're absolutely sure where they are & how to get to a road where they can run into other people.
    Denis

  19. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to DPris For This Useful Post:


Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •