Questions tagged [sos]

SOS is the morse code distress signal (...---...). Now typically short hand for an emergency signal sent to attract help. SOS stands for "Save Our Souls". Use this tag for questions relating to SOS signals or how to attracting emergency help in the outdoors.

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How to generate white smoke in the wilderness?

Fictional Scenario - Suppose you are out camping and are stuck somewhere. You want to create a signal of white smoke to attract help. So what are the naturally occurring substance which when burnt ...
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How to improvise a signal mirror?

If I'm out in the wilderness and I don't have a signal mirror, what other objects could I improvise to work similar to a signal mirror?
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How can I signal for help in the wilderness?

What are some different ways I can signal for help in the wilderness? I'm looking for methods that apply in all seasons, particularly in the mountains, with forests or meadows & plateaus.