Tanawha Trail in the Snow | Mark Thompson | Mountain to Sea Trail

First snow storm in Southeast US brought new outdoors learning opportunities. Flight delays, cancellations, emergency preparedness, weather preparedness, and snow sports and activities.

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Be Prepared For Emergencies | Scouts Volunteers Helping their Communities | #GlobalScouts | International Volunteers Day

#ScoutVolunteers train #Scouts to #BePreparedForEmergencies #OutdoorsLearning for real emergencies. ==> #Repost @worldscouting

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When natural disaster struck be it in Mexico, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Ecuador, or the Philippines and humanitarian response was needed, #Scouts were among the #VolunteersActFirst to help the community.

Scouts from BSA Troop 182 in Jacksonville, Florida collected donations for Hurricane Maria’s victims in Puerto Rico. Scouts in Puerto Rico also helped in disaster relief after hurricane destroyed the island.

#ScoutVolunteers teach #Scouts to #BePreparedForEmergencies.

Wilderness Survival Outdoors Course in Monagas, Venezuela | Prof. Juan F. Peraza Marsiglia #OutdoorsClassrooms [ESP]

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[ESP] Instalación de campamento. Se pone en práctica los conocimientos adquiridos en clase teórica sobre ubicación de los espacios para cocina, lavado de utensilios y toma de agua, aseo personal, zona para necesidades fisiológicas y dormitorio (carpas).
Wilderness Survival Outdoors Course in Monagas, Venezuela is an outdoors course that Prof. Juan Francisco Peraza Marsiglia started 20 years ago. He is a Geologist and Professor of Geology, Universidad de Oriente at Maturin, Monagas, Venezuela.

Campsite was in San Juan de Areo in Monagas, Venezuela and first activity was to set up camp.

Campsite installation. Students put into practice the knowledge acquired in theoretical class about location of spaces for kitchen, washing utensils and water intake, personal hygiene, area for physiological needs and tents

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[ESP] Asignatura extra académica “Supervivencia” código: 002-1111 
Propuesta realizada por Juan Francisco Peraza Marsiglia, hace 20 años,
ante la Delegación de Desarrollo Estudiantil de la 
Universidad de Oriente, Núcleo de Monagas. Maturín, Venezuela.
[ESP] El sitio del campamento es San Juan de Areo, al NE de Punta de Mata, y SW de Caicara de Maturín. en las inmediaciones de Viento Fresco, municipio Cedeño, Estado Monagas, Venezuela. Latitud:9.7695 Longitud: -63.6783
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[ESP] Entrenamiento teórico-práctico en elaboración y aplicación de nudos.
Theoretical-practical training in the development and application of knots.
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Professor Juan Francisco Peraza Marsiglia is Professor of Wilderness Survival and Geology. He also is a Aeronautical Firefighter, and Emergency Medical Assistant. His Geology courses include many hours of outdoors classrooms.

This Wilderness Survival Outdoors Training continues. More coming soon to Outdoors University. The University is Outdoors. #WildernessSurvival

California Statewide Fire Map | Cal Fire

This map provides general locations of major fires burning in California. The fire locations are approximates. Some of the fires on the map are not in the jurisdiction of CAL FIRE and are under the command of another local or federal fire agency.

While Californians are learning more and more about the good as well as the bad of fire, the prevention of large, damaging fires remains a priority for CAL FIRE. From Smokey Bear, to the thousands of CAL FIRE Volunteers in Prevention (VIPs), to new alliances with communities, private industry, and government agencies, aggressive action in fire prevention and fire safety is occurring throughout the State.

 

Source: http://www.fire.ca.gov/general/firemaps

Science On a Sphere® SOS. Dataset of all the earthquakes from 2001 through 2015 | US NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

#OutdoorsData. Be Prepared for #Earthquakes#EmergencyPreparedness #Survival ==> Check out this new SOS dataset of all the earthquakes from 2001 through 2015 from the US NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center!

” This animation shows every recorded earthquake in sequence as they occurred from January 1, 2001, through December 31, 2015, at a rate of 30 days per second. The earthquake hypocenters first appear as flashes then remain as colored circles before shrinking with time so as not to obscure subsequent earthquakes. The size of the circle represents the earthquake magnitude while the color represents its depth within the earth. At the end of the animation it will first show all quakes in this 15-year period. Next, it will show only those earthquakes greater than magnitude 6.5, the smallest earthquake size known to make a tsunami. Finally it will only show those earthquakes with magnitudes of magnitude 8.0 or larger, the “great” earthquakes most likely to pose a tsunami threat when they occur under the ocean or near a coastline and when they are shallow within the earth (less than 100 km or 60 mi. deep).”

Discussion Questions: How do you prepared for earthquakes in your community? What are the most important #EmergencyPreparedness measures do you take to protect your family? Learn about your local #DisasterPlans. Share a link to your local Emergency Operations Center.

Courses: This post and discussions used in academic courses:

#StrategicManagement – #BusinessContinuity #DisasterRecovery #EmergencyPreparedness
#BusinessIntelligence – #DataAnalysis – #Datasets

Blog Updates: Outdoors University does nor offer courses, programs, or specific classes. This is collaborative outdoors learning. Teachers and professors are welcome to use our posts in on-ground and online classes. Just let us know to share it in the blog. Send your contributions or usage reports to info@outdoorsuniversity.com

Seven graphics that sum up Puerto Rico disaster | BBC News

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Many people have been asking about what is happening in the island. This British report summarizes the current situation with pragmatic figures. #PuertoRicoStrong

via Seven graphics that sum up Puerto Rico disaster – BBC News

Safety First. Be Prepared to Change Long Trails’ Plans | Melissa & Mark Thompson | #PlanB

#PlanB #BePreparedToChange #LongTrails #WeatherReports ==> “After about half of mile of trudging through more than half a foot of snow that dropped last night, we realized that finding trail was already difficult, and yet another 5 to 8 inches of snow is expected today and tonight. This realization (coupled with a little common sense) brought us to the decision to hike this trail another day in the future. We’re now headed into town for a hot cocoa and in search some fried chicken.”

Mobile Devices and Social Media: Instant News and Knowledge | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche | #CitizenReporters

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#CitizensReporters have been using #MobileDevices and #SocialMedia to share instant news, videos, texts, and pictures during times of crisis. We have seen political demonstrations, elections, events, disasters, and many more cases. We have in our hands a powerful computer, communicator, and camera to share and connect with family and friends. We also use these technologies to access #InstantKnowledge about the events, stories, and background information. We are more connected to our mobile devices but also using them to be more connected to people.

#HurricaneMaria and #EarthquakeMexico2017 are recent examples about the use of mobile technologies and smartphone apps to send emergency messages, find relatives, share videos and pictures that later are shown in traditional TV channels.

The issue is to avoid censorship, hacking, fake news, and disruption of the signal. People in Puerto Rico are struggling to communicate and share that they are safe. These are small examples of the increasing dependence of technologies and energy. The bottom line is to know what are we learning during emergencies. We continue with our adapted #Scouting mottos: #BePreparedForemergencies, #BePreparedToChange.

What are we learning about the use of social media and mobile devices?

Here is the report and pictures from Alan Taylor | The Atlantic:
Disconnected by Disaster—Photos From a Battered Puerto Rico

Here is our CNN iReport about the use of mobile technologies during another crisis.
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CNN iReport: Venezuelan Elections in New Orleans | #CitizenReporters

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