April 3, 2014 | Vol. 40, No. 14

Outdoor Safety: Be prepared

Bob Carter, Captain Petersburg Volunteer

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Fire Department Search and Rescue

“Be prepared” is the famous motto of the Boy Scouts. All of us who enjoy hiking, hunting, fishing, kayaking and other outdoor activities would be wise to heed the Scout’s wisdom. Unfortunately, each year in Alaska a number of people become lost. Some are found safe and sound while others sadly succumb to the elements before rescuers can locate them.

Petersburg Search and Rescue would like to offer the following survival tips: 

• Let someone know where you are going and when you are expected back. Be speci...

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