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Mother and Daughter Survive Being Lost in the Wilderness   

Mother and Daughter Survive Being Lost in the Wilderness  

  In April of 2016, Caroline Lloyd and her daughter Rachel were vacationing in New Zealand.  The two decided to take in some of the natural beauty in the area and went on what was meant to be a day hike.  After misreading signs on a marked trail, the pair got lost late in the day as the sun was setting, forcing them to spend the night outside in temperatures near freezing. The next day, they attempted to find their way back to the trail but were unable to.  They ended up spending 4 days lost in the wilderness before rescuers […]

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A Detour with a Sad End   

A Detour with a Sad End  

  Geraldine Largay and a friend set out from West Virginia on April 23, 2013, headed to Maine on the Appalachian trail.  Her friend was forced to stop her journey do to family issues with only 200 miles remaining of the nearly 2,200 mile trip.  Largay continued on by herself, but sadly she never made it to her destination.  She died of malnutrition and dehydration in her sleeping bag, in a closed tent, 26 days after getting lost.  Without speaking ill of the dead, let’s look at what could have been done differently so that we don’t suffer the same […]

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Lost Hiker Survives Blizzard   

Lost Hiker Survives Blizzard  

60-year-old Wally Fosmore was snowshoeing in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Washington state when he took a wrong turn and got lost in a blizzard.  He was at one point able to reach his son using his cell phone and was reported missing.  But the rescuers were not able to search for him because the area he was hiking in was an avalanche chute and was too dangerous.  Eventually, a helicopter reached him, but could only drop some supplies and directions where he could meet rescuers because the helicopter was not equipped with a winch, and the snow was too deep to land […]

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Lessons Learned From a Woman’s Six Day Survival Ordeal

Lessons Learned From a Woman’s Six Day Survival Ordeal

  32-year-old Nicole Glenn was missing for 6 days before detectives found her in her SUV, stuck in the snow. Her mother reported her missing to Siskiyou County authorities after she failed to check in after arriving at a planned destination.  A helicopter was used to search for her, and detectives were sent to the destination she never arrived at, but these searches turned up nothing.  The detectives found her after heading back and checking side roads, she was with her vehicle which had gotten stuck in the snow. 6 days is a long time to survive in the temperatures […]

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Lessons From a Recent Survival

Lessons From a Recent Survival

Days ago a Pennsylvania family that set out to visit the Grand Canyon was plunged into a wilderness survival scenario.  Luckily for them, they all survived.  Luckily for us, we can learn from their experience, what they did right, what they did wrong, and what it is really like to face to face with survival in a cold weather environment. The family consisted of three, Eric and Karen Klein, and their 10-year-old son.  They got to the park in the morning and were traveling by car using GPS, the plan was to see Bryce Canyon and the North Rim.  The […]

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