Hug-a-Tree and Survive
and Survive is an RCMP search and rescue
initiative that helps lost children survive
in the woods. This proactive, preventative program
originated in San Diego, CA, after a nine-year-old
boy became lost and tragically died in the wilderness.
A core program under the AdventureSmart banner, Hug-a-Tree and Survive teaches children invaluable outdoor survival lessons, including:
- Always tell an adult where you are going.
- If you are lost, stay put and “Hug a Tree.”
- Keep warm and dry.
- Help searchers find you by answering their calls.
View the background survival knowledge behind this program.
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