Day 257: Arctic Signs And Symbols

day 257: arctic signs and symbols

arctic symbols arctic signs

I found these amazing gems in a thrift store book: use these in case of a polar emergency. “Pick us up!” seems to be a great universal symbol.

Stomp these into the snow:

  • Require supplies
  • Require doctor
  • Require food and water
  • Require clothing
  • Require fuel and oil
  • Require map and compass
  • Require arms and ammunition
  • Require engineer
  • Require signal lamp
  • Aircraft badly damaged
  • Will attempt takeoff
  • We proceed in this direction
  • Show direction to proceed
  • Don’t land here
  • Land here, pointing direction
  • Yes, affirmative
  • No, negative
  • Not understood
  • All well

Wave your arms as shown:

  • Land here, pointing direction
  • Don’t land here
  • Yes, affirmative
  • No, negative
  • All well
  • Require doctor
  • Use drop message
  • Require mechanical help or parts
  • Our receiving operator
  • Can proceed, wait
  • Pick us up, aircraft abandoned
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