Wednesday, November 09, 2011
In the Sept. 2011 Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Better Health News P. 236 of that issue is some good advice. The application is towards folks who go boating but I think it is wise for any kind of outing or trip.
The article suggests that: "In addition to taking emergency provisions and double-checking that there is a life jacket for everyone on board, use your cell phone to make a list that includes the type of boat you'll be on, the names of people in your party, your destination and the time you expect to return. Text this list, known as a float plan, to someone on shore who can alert rescuers if you don't return when scheduled." "Many successful rescues begin when someone on land - not water - calls for help. A float plan tells...exactly what to look for."
This kind of plan would be good for hikers, day trips...all sorts of applications. Having someone alert to your plans could be a life saver! Not a bad idea for runners and cyclists who go long distances, too.