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Today at 02:07 PM Mt. Washington cold as Mars… by Ratch

My. Washington temps as low, or lower, than the planet Mars…seems like a good hook to get the attention of casual hikers about the need to prepare….and that the areas above the tree lines are outside their normal experience.


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01/23/23 08:41 PM Durable Equipment by Jeanette_Isabelle

We already have four or five Sawyer Minis, but I'm considering getting a Sawyer Squeeze in addition because the Squeeze is more durable and lasts longer.

I have two plastic Spark-Lites, but I'm considering a brass Spark-Lite because the brass version is more durable and will last longer. If you recall, I ruined a plastic Spark-Lite years ago when I dropped it in the fireplace.

In addition to the above examples, what other durable survival gear should be considered? By "durable," I mean something that should last for years.

Jeanette Isabelle

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01/11/23 01:34 AM Survival Skills in Everyday Situations by Jeanette_Isabelle

This morning in East Texas, we had fog so thick I couldn't see the end of the block. I walked to the bus line but was concerned the bus driver would not see me. I removed my hoodie and waved it upon the first glimpse of what could be a bus.

Sure enough, the bus almost passed me. However, the driver did see my blue hoodie.

Jeanette Isabelle

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01/09/23 07:46 PM Swiftwater Rescue by Montrose SAR Team by roberttheiii

Just saw this Tweet: https://twitter.com/MontroseSAR/status/1612502167960846336?s=20

Take a look at the tweets, but basically a group of hikers was stuck between two rising rivers in CA last night (see all the rain happening out there.). Person in the group had a "beacon" (assume PLB) which was activated and it sounds like search and rescue did an outstanding job getting everyone out.

PLBs and SAR for the win!

PS - Screwed up posting this...sorry if it goes up twice somehow.

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12/28/22 01:28 AM Buffalo woman dies after car gets stuck in snow by aardwolfe

What advice would you have given this unfortunate victim?


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