Be Safe

NORSAR would like to offer some safety information that may help you before you’re in need of a search and rescue team.

  • Plan your trip well ahead of time
  • Plan for all weather situations
  • Pack extra food and water
  • If entering a wilderness area, it is recommended to take a GPS and Tracking beacon
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return
  • If you become lost, try to stay put
  • ┬áIf you have no cell phone coverage – turn the phone off and move to higher ground. Turn the cell phone on and try again. Do not leave a cell phone on that does not have coverage. The phone will continue to try and seach for tower reception and rapidly drain the battery.