Controlling Panic (Outdoor Survival Series Chapter 4)

If you happen to find yourself lost in Colorado’s backcountry, panic is a normal reaction. I have found myself lost while exploring new areas and that initial rush of adrenaline from the panic can be intense.

Controlling Panic

Using the STOP acronym can help immensely.

    • SIT for 30 minutes and drink water
    • THINK and evaluate your threats
    • OBSERVE your surroundings and take in options
    • PLAN then implement that plan

In this fourth chapter and video, we explore the steps necessary to your survival in case you find yourself lost. These steps allow the chemicals in your body to subside, ensuring a rational thought process. Click HERE to go to the previous chapter in this series. To view the next chapter, click HERE.

 

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