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After Juliet's Odyssey in the Forest: Experts give survival tips for children


Julia was missing in the forest for two days (8). Experts are now giving parents tips on how to best prepare their children for such a situation.

Julia was missing in the forest for two days (8).

Experts are now giving parents tips on how to best prepare their children for such a situation.

Munich - Eight-year-old Julia was missing in a forest on the Bavarian-Czech border.

Around 1,400 emergency services were looking for her.

On Tuesday came the redeeming news: Julia is alive!

A forester had found the girl.

She was able to leave the hospital on Wednesday.

According to the police, the girl was afraid in the forest at night that she had not eaten or drunk anything.

Julia (8) wandered through the forest alone - this is how parents can prepare their children

Losing your own child in the forest is a bad idea for parents.

It turned out well with Julia.

Parents can also prepare their children for such situations.

Every child should have a small backpack with them when hiking, quoted the

Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (BR)

Stefan Winter from the German Alpine Association (DAV).

This way, if the child gets lost, they can sit on the backpack in wet and cold weather.


You can see the place in the forest where the missing Julia was found.

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Lost in the forest - expert gives tips: Pack your backpack with a drink and a whistle

Winter also advises packing a rescue blanket made of aluminum in addition to warm additional clothing.

This would hardly weigh anything, but would warm the child in an emergency.

Parents should also pack a drink in their backpack.

Julia claims that she has not eaten or drunk anything.

As the


further reports, according to the DAV expert, a whistle can also be helpful.

In this way, the child can also draw attention to himself from a certain distance.

Vanessa Blank also gives this tip.

On her YouTube channel “Bushcraft & Adventure” she shows how best to behave in the wilderness.

According to


, she also recommends a flashlight, because not only can you use it to illuminate the way, but also to draw the attention of emergency services to yourself.

(By the way: Our Bavaria newsletter informs you about all the important stories from the Free State. Register here.)

Julia wanders through the forest - tracking apps can help with searches - experts with advice

If the child already has a cell phone, they can be located using tracking apps.

But: You may not have constant reception, especially in mountains and forests.

If parents are unable to find their child quickly, there should be no hesitation in calling the police.

It is particularly important that this is done before dark.

Winter generally advises that parents should not take their eyes off their children: "Our recommendation is: Always keep an eye on kindergarten children, within primary school age within shouting distance", the


expert is

quoted as saying.

Another tip: Parents should talk to their children about getting lost in the forest or the mountains at an early stage.

Because when a child is prepared for the situation, they may react more calmly and less anxiously.

It could then perhaps go back on a familiar path or wait on site in the expectation that the parents will come over soon.

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Source: merkur

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