A Scoutmaster was teaching his Boy Scouts about survival in the Alaskan wilderness.
"What are the three most important things you should bring with you in case you get lost alone in the woods?" he asked.
Several hands went up, and many important things were mentioned, such as water, matches, etc.
Then one little boy in the back eagerly raised his hand.
"Yes, Timmy, what are the three most important things you would bring?" asked the Scoutmaster.
Timmy replied, "A compass, food, and a deck of cards."
"Why's that, Timmy?" the Scoutmaster inquired.
"The compass is to find the right direction, and the food is to maintain you during the rescue."
"And what about the playing cards, Timmy?" asked the Scoutmaster impatiently.
"Well, sir, as soon as you start playing solitaire, someone always walks up behind you and says, "Put that red nine on top of that black ten!"