What to do if you get lost in the woods?
Telephone! Save the battery. If the charge is low, call the rescuers, number: 101. Also, write a message or call a close one who can quickly organize the search. Give them detailed information about where you are.
- If you notice that you are lost - stop and calm down. Do not panic, and calmly look for familiar landmarks: the path or the road. None? Look for a stream or river and go downstream. It will lead you to the river, and the river will lead you to the people.
- If you don't have a compass or a clock to navigate, then remember: moss and lichens grow more often on the north side of rocks and tree trunks. The bark of the trees is cleaner, lighter, and more elastic on the south side, darker and coarser on the north side.
- If you have something to light a fire, use it to keep warm, dry your clothes, or give a signal. Save and use water frugally. It is more important for your survival than food.
- Choose a large tree (or another object) near a landmark and stay there.
- Shout at the noise that scares you. If there are animals, they get scared and walk away. It will also help you find those who are looking for you faster.
- Never drink water from rivers and lakes. The most reliable sources of water are streams.