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10/18/18 12:45 PM Arizona Mine Rescue by hikermor

https://www.abc15.com/news/state/mcso-man-trapped-in-western-arizona-mine-shaft-rescue-underway

Looks like a success that ended well - no life threatening injuries. What I noticed was the statement that a carabiner "broke" causing a fall of 40 to 50 feet.

Carabiners don't break; at least biners rated for climbing and used in anything like normal usage. I wonder if an ersatz biner not rated for climbing was employed; some are the same size as real biners and superficially look the same.

Mine rescues are extremely complex, especially when dealing with vertical shafts. They are much more unstable than cave passages.

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10/13/18 01:25 PM Florida residents desperate for food and shelter by Teslinhiker

Couple of articles on the aftermath of Hurricane Micheal and the oft told story of food and water shortages after a major disaster.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/ar...ate-for-food-3/

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/13/us/hurricane-michael-wxc/index.html

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10/13/18 01:01 PM Best use of time, money by hikermor

In equipping to survive, what is the most effective use of your money and of your time?

In general, I feel the best use of money is to spend it on good training (and there are "training courses out there that are rip offs), especially on first aid. Many outdoor retailers offer courses and experiences in hiking, backpacking, etc. which look like good deals, although I have no experience. Anyone?

Buy basics first (training will help you there)...

Time? Get out and increase your knowledge and get familiar with your stuff.

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10/08/18 05:44 PM Winter preps -- Time for the switch over by TeacherRO

What are you doing to prepare for the change of seasons?

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10/08/18 05:42 PM the wrong boat on the wrong lake... by TeacherRO

Taking an open topped out on the biggest lake in North America...

Kayak capsises on Lake Superior

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