The U.S. Forestry Service’s guide to 2013


And back to work.

Here is the U.S. Forest Service’s guide to 2013, it was written in 1946 masquerading as a guide on what to do if you get lost in the woods.

Whether you get lost in the woods or not, the same principles apply to 2013, in general.

  1. Finding oneself is the test of man.
  2. Merely being out of sight of others in a strange forest gives a man the creeps — a natural feeling but a dangerous one. Never yield to it.
  3. Stop, sit down, and try to figure out where you are. Use your head, not your legs.
  4. Build a fire in a safe place.
  5. Don’t wander about.
  6. Don’t yell, don’t run, don’t worry, and above all, ;don’t quit.
  7. A thinking man is never lost for long. He knows that…he must remain where he is or push on to some definite objective, but not to the point of exhaustion…that someone will be looking for him, and strength in that knowledge makes hardships easier.



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2 Responses to The U.S. Forestry Service’s guide to 2013

  1. Wise advice from a simpler time – thanks


  2. ThinkPurpose says:

    I think I disagree with it bring a simpler time. Everyone in “the future” looks backwards and thinks it was better or more simple. I reckon just different. For example running a house these days is simpler with washing machines and vacuum cleaners, and the complexity of Facebook and everything in your house coming from china just balance that out.


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