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Today at 04:05 AM App fixed it after it left drivers stranded by Teslinhiker

Another good reason not to soley rely on tech for navigation.

CNN) ó Gone are the days of printing out directions or following physical maps. If youíre trying to go somewhere and need directions, there are plenty of apps to update you while you travel in real-time.

But nothing is foolproof and thatís what drivers using the Google-owned, navigation app Waze are finding out after they were sent many miles away from the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, according to Jackson Police Departmentís public information officer Lt. Christopher Parise.

Drivers attempting to get to the Borgata Hotel using Waze directions have had their cars stuck in the sand at Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area, near Lake Success instead, almost 45 miles away from the casino.


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Yesterday at 12:47 AM Positive Attitude in a Longterm Survival Scenario by Jeanette_Isabelle

Maybe your state was hit by a tsunami, or we witnessed a historic earthquake, or the power has been out for more than a week. What can we do to maintain a positive attitude in a longterm survival scenario?

Jeanette Isabelle

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01/24/20 11:26 PM Snowmobiler finds family of 5 stuck in wilderness by Teslinhiker

Although the exact details on how this family came to be stranded in the frozen wilderness is not confirmed, it seems the family may have been using their cellphone as their navigation, which is not always reliable.

Phil Waldner wasn't expecting to come across a stranded family of five when he went out for a snowmobile ride in rural Manitoba after Christmas last month.

The Steinbach, Man., resident was on a trail near Whitemouth Lake, which is nearly 130 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg, when he saw car tracks, which seemed odd.

"It was about 15 or 16 kilometres in when I came upon the car that had broken through the ice, and in the car there was an elderly gentleman and two young children," Waldner said.

"They were huddled up in blankets trying to keep warm and I asked them, 'What in the Sam Hill are you doing out here in the middle of nowhere?' and they said they're going to Toronto.".


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01/24/20 07:35 PM Ortovox Mountaineering Videos by clearwater

A whole series of short videos on mountaineering skills.

For those that like knots/ belay techniques, here is a page of them.


The South Tyrol anchor is a new one to me that I find intriguing.


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01/23/20 11:50 PM NOAA Satellite Rescues in 2019 by Michael2

From NOAA website:

NOAA satellites helped save a record 421 lives in 2019

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