If you go hiking or skiing, these symbols may be useful should you need to communicate with a rescue team from afar. You need to send a message your rescuer will understand. Keep a copy of these symbols in your jacket pocket or better yet, commit these to memory.
II Need medical supplies
V Require assistance
F Need food and water
LL All is well
X Require medical assistance
–> Proceeding in this direction
Go to a large clear area on the highest terrain. Use whatever you can find as a marker that can be seen from aircraft or search parties. Pick items that will contrast with the ground. When all else fails, remember the international symbol : SOS
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