Enjoy the outdoors, but stay safe
It's that time of year, when many of us start thinking about venturing outdoors and as Emergency Preparedness Week comes to a close, here a few reminders on how to stay safe in the elements.
Cowichan Search and Rescue President Charles Lazenby, told SunFM News that the most important thing you can do is tell someone where you are going, and when you should be back.
“To create a plan, when you’re departing and when you are going to back. Make sure you leave it with someone who knows you are going to be in contact with them when you do get back, that way if you’re overdue there is someone who is going to be looking out for you.”
He said you must also think about dressing appropriately for the weather, including a jacket in case it cools down\, bringing light snacks and sufficient water, and making sure you are prepared for a longer stay if needed.
In light of emergency preparedness week, the BC Government also suggests you prepare for a possible overnight stay with extra water and food, shelter of some form, matches, flashlight, and a signaling device like a whistle.
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