Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Survival Mistakes - The Change in Plans

There’s no room for mistakes if we want to survive. Even a small mistake can have deadly consequences and place us in a dangerous situation. We may inadvertently be courting a disaster of our making when we make a simple change in plans.

The headlines are full of stories where people made a simple change in plans that had fatal or almost fatal consequences. Most days start out normal and usually end that way. Unfortunately, some days don’t end normally. If you fail to expect the unexpected, you may suddenly find yourself in a situation where your survival is at stake.

If something goes wrong, it’s a lot harder to find you or get help to you if nobody knows where you are. Most people don’t plan on having an accident, getting lost or being stranded. Even though it’s not part of the plan, accidents happen and people do get lost. When something of this nature happens, it can seriously ruin your day and may even affect your chances for survival.

You can avoid  “The Murphy Effect” by using using these simple tips in your plans.

1. Make your plans known to others.

2. Always include an alternate route in your plans.

3. Include departure, arrival and return times in your plans.

4. If you need to make additional changes, make it known to others.

5. Have more than one main emergency contact...just in case.

If nobody knows where you are going, how you are going to get there or when you’ll be back, you may just find yourself in a very bad situation because when things go bad, they go really bad in a hurry.

Got a change in plans?

Staying above the water line!


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