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09/12/19 05:01 PM Has any of you really buried a survival cache ?? by Chisel

There were many proposed ideas for prepping or survival. A survival cache was one of them.
I never buried one, but stored some stuff in my father's house some 100 miles away.
Being an urban guy, it was all I could or want to do.

How about you guys??

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09/12/19 06:36 AM Successful distress signal - note in bottle by rafowell

This family trapped in a gorge in California was found in a few hours after the distress note they put in a water bottle and dropped in the river was found downstream.

News article and video here:


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09/11/19 07:09 PM Do you carry/pack a spare phone? by teacher

We're considering getting some basic phones for the car kits -- just to be able to call for help.

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09/07/19 06:45 PM Half Dome fatality by hikermor


This seems to happen about once a year. Very unfortunate and sad.

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09/07/19 04:02 AM Everything we've read about bear spray is wrong? by Phaedrus

Oh, boy! Here we go again! whistle grin Interesting article; it may be that everything we've been told about bear spray vs firearms is wrong and based on a very flawed reading of very flawed studies. It appears that bear spray is very effective at 'hazing' bears that are curious but has about a 33% chance of dissuading and actual attack. And it's less effective against black bears than Grizzlies.

I would encourage everyone to carefully read the linked article, then read it again.


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