Don't panic!
  • In wilderness accidents in particular, it's important to keep a cool head.  Help is often hours (or even days) away, so it's important to assess the situation and do what you can, without making the situation worse.  You won't be much help to a fellow camper who's injured if you break your own leg because you were rushing; pay attention, and stay calm.
  • If you get lost, hug a tree.  It's much easier for searchers to find a person who's staying put than one who's wandering around in an unpredictable way.

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1. Don't panic!
2. Be prepared.
3. Call for help.