Cape Breton's fabulous winter wonderland brings snow enthusiasts out in droves each year. Before you seek out your thrills, be sure that you are well prepared and that you have all the right gear to make every winter outing safe and enjoyable.
Plan your travel route.
Know the terrain and conditions.
Check the weather.
Always fill out a trip plan.
Obtain the knowledge and skills you need before heading out.
Know and stay within your limits.
Always carry the essentials and know how to use them.
Fire making kit.
Signaling device (i.e. whistle).
Extra food and water.
First aid kit.
Add other equipment specific to your chosen activity.
Travel with a companion.
Be prepared. Don’t depend solely on technology.
Equipment failure and lack of reception are very possible.
Consider carrying a map and compass as a backup.
Don’t panic Stay calm and maintain a positive attitude.
STOP - Sit, Think, Observe, and Plan.
It reduces time and search area for the authorities looking for you
SEEK shelter. Protect yourself from the elements by staying warm.