TALL FALL. Wherever you wander, be prepared for the worst with three survival tools that are easily stored in a hunting vest or life jacket. We detail them all in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Towering tremuloides. Large aspens line a grouse trail. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Sun 9/23 – Cool & Cloudy. Hi 55, Lo 40, Wind NE@11
Tomorrow: Mon 9/24 – Mid Day Clearing. Hi 60, Lo 40, Wind NW@8
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:29PM 5:45AM 12:20AM 12:42PM
Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous (98% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 7:00 – 8:00PM. Moonrise and sunset and the power of the full moon will improve things in the Edge Hour.
WHILE YOU WORK. If you become lost, stranded or injured in the outdoors there are three necessary items that can be easily tucked in your hunting vest to help get you found. The first is a whistle. Blow three times for the universal field signal for “help” and repeat it every three to five minutes, while finding a safe place to set up and stay put.
LIGHT IT UP. A firestarter of some sort will help get a blaze going, keep you warm, and will assist aerial searchers in finding your location. If you have room for two sources – pack matches, a lighter or flint and striker to make sure you have a backup. All can be small and fit securely in a pocket. Consider putting them in a pill bottle to keep them dry and functional.
CUTTING EDGE. As the saying goes, “a man without a knife is a man without a life.” Some sort of blade is better than none and any edge can be used to shred kindling, cut fabric or cord and trim small branches for cover or fuel. Pack one in a hunting vest or your favorite life jacket.