In the vast majority of cases where people get lost in the wilderness, they are not “lost” so much as “lost their way” and know generally where they are or fall within the boundaries of normal search and rescue parameters.
With some cases, however, they truly are both lost and stranded and beyond normal search and rescue parameters, which means they have to employ different tactics in regards to getting found and rescued.
One of those tactics is to use signaling to draw attention to their location.
There are many different ways of doing this, depending on their situation and what tools they have on their person or available to them by scavenging.
To see what some of those options are, check out the next page.