Hypothermia - the Cold Facts
This 28-page brocure from the Minnesota DNR offers excellent advice for outdoorspeople.
Civil Air Patrol
This Auxiliary unit of the United States Air Force is the main coordinating agency for air search and rescue, as well as having a
large educational program. There is also a more detailed Web site for CAP members.
This site gives an excellent description of the primary distress-detection system in the Northern hemisphere, credited with saving over 8800
lives in the past 16 years.
Polaris Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol
Based in Anchorage.
United States Coast Guard, 17th District
This site has a particularly good series of news articles of Coast Guard activities in the district, which is
headquartered at Juneau.
Search & Rescue
The home page of Canada's National Search and Rescue Secretariat.