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Episode Info: This subject may be way too detailed for most people but if you’re looking to have the advantage of survival then being prepared can only be a step in the right direction. I realize people like to be spontaneous and I do too. Just know you can do a little preplanning in a “global” manor such as preparing and using a “common” survival kit (See Episode 41) that travels where you do. One that can be merged with your adventure specific equipment you plan to use. That small step alone may keep your next adventure spontaneous.  Take the kit; toss it in your pack and go. Now don’t you feel better knowing you did something to improve a survival situation if it shows its face on your next adventure? I want to enlist your help on this. I’m looking to create a master list for adventure planning that I can provide to help you and me plan our next wilderness adventures. So please share any ideas or topics you think would be good to include in that list. Thank you and enjoy Episode 43 Wilderness Adventure Planning. Today’s Show Sponsor NWHomes4Sale.netThe Adventure Plan Phase You get a bur in your bum to go play outside. Now what? Where and what are you doing? Research Phase Need to get some info on the area you’re heading into. Who owns or manages the land? Who has legal jurisdiction? If hunting, get the hunting regulations and locate the Game Management Units (GMU) you’ll be hunting in? Have a plan “B” Acquire local phone numbers and information on: Law Enforcement, Forest Service, Park Service and Tow Truck Service, AAA. Get printed topographical maps of the area. If you are a HAM get the latest repeater information. Get the NOAA weather frequencies for the area. FRS/GMRS Radios. Acquire any permits, passes… Get the pertinent information about the people you are going with, Names, Cell & Home phone numbers and Emergency contact inf. Get your hunting License, Tags Stamps… Do
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