You should keep both a survival fire and a signal fire going at all times.
Answer If possible yes, but if firewood is short on supply, then you can keep lighting materials ready for when you hear a plane and light the signal fire then.
It's a lot of work to keep both fires going so it's a choice for sure - but if it happens to be an ideal situation, like say on a beach with a years supply of burnable, easily gathered driftwood, then be sure to keep both going. Otherwise, have that stash of ready to burn materials for times when you think rescuers may notice your signal fire.Increase your chances of surviving any situation. Join SurvivormanTV to improve your skills today and be prepared for whatever comes tomorrow. Your adventure starts now.
Asked by Les Stroud · Last updated 1 year ago · 71.7K views