Outdoor Survival Series: Controlling Panic

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.

Using the STOP method can help immensely.

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

In this 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. 

Outdoor Survival Series

Peter Kummerfeldt has been teaching outdoor survival nearly his entire life. His approach is practical and proven. Colorado Parks and Wildlife partnered with Peter in the production of a video outdoor survival series. As an avid outdoors person and survival enthusiast, I was fortunate to produce the project. And I learned a number of skills and knowledge that have helped me immensely. For more outdoor survival tips, please see the following:

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