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42 minutes 42 seconds ago Social Interaction in Survival Situtions by hikermor

https://www.climbing.com/people/lessons-from-the-cave/

Just ran across this rather thoughtful piece. It would seem to have implications for interpersonal relationships in survival conditions, almost by definition times when people are stressed - emotionally and physically.

On a much less epic scale, i have come to realize that many of SAR experiences have put me in somewhat similar situations, although for shorter periods. Certainly there are other situations which breed similar responses...

Note that the author does not claim that all situations will resolve equally well.

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Today at 05:12 PM Regrets? by CJK

Ok....loaded question.... What do you regret? By that I mean, is there any gear you bought? Did you lose a piece of gear? Did you spend more than you later thought it was worth? Would you have chosen differently?

I'm sure we've all had some regrets about preparation stuff.... let's hear it! LOL.

I've lost several knives. I use to light the ARC flashlight but came to realize the machined aluminum threads were a major weak point and it was TOO pricey for the short life of those threads......

How about you?

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08/17/18 10:05 PM Admitting our prejudices... by TeacherRO

I don't like adding pouches to bags or backpacks -- just get a bigger pack

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08/14/18 01:23 PM A SAR Travestry by hikermor

https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/...line/981922002/

A local hiker is "lost," whips out his cell phone, and is heloed out. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, his friend goes searching for him, and gets lost as well.

So many things wrong here. I am sure there will be comments. Have at it....

At least everyone got out in good shape - everyone safe.

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08/10/18 07:44 PM Barricades are there for a reason! by dougwalkabout

This gentleman miraculously survived a 150 ft. drop into a waterfall -- largely unscathed! As I understand it, he climbed over the safety fencing to get the perfect shot and slipped on moss-covered rocks. Yes, those barricades are there for a reason. First rule of survival: don't put yourself in survival situations!



http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/waterfall-man-kelowna-vernon-bc-calgary-1.4778262

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