Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii

Posted by: gonewiththewind

Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii - 05/25/19 02:01 PM

Not much information about how yet.
Found after 2 weeks

Never give up
Posted by: chaosmagnet

Re: Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii - 05/25/19 03:00 PM

Good share.
Posted by: Phaedrus

Re: Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii - 05/26/19 05:14 AM

Awesome! I read about the case a couple days after she was reported missing. After a couple weeks the suspicion is that she was murdered or abducted, or perhaps fell to her death or drowned. Hawaii isn't all that big. On the plus side it's a pretty hospitable climate with some food and water resources. I hope we get a few more details. The story said she fractured her leg, and presumably that's why she didn't self-rescue.

In any event it's awesome to hear she's alive and well. smile
Posted by: hikermor

Re: Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii - 05/26/19 12:32 PM

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/missin...liff/ar-AABV0oZ


Attitude and will power, plus water and fruit.
Posted by: gonewiththewind

Re: Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii - 05/26/19 02:06 PM

It is one of the more forgiving environments for survival. Plenty of water, no temperature extremes, some food growing wild. There was probably more food around that she didn't know about. It is an easy place to get lost and hurt though. High cliffs that are hidden by brush until you are on the edge of it, rough volcanic rock. Depending on her altitude, hypothermia could have been an issue. It rains a lot there.
Posted by: teacher

Re: Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii - 05/29/19 03:22 AM

...And a second hiker is lost.
Posted by: Phaedrus

Re: Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii - 05/29/19 05:58 AM

I hadn't seen the 2nd one. First one was weird! Sat down to "meditate", wound up falling asleep then waking disoriented enough to fall down a ravine. I wonder if the meditation involved rolling a fat joint? grin
Posted by: teacher

Re: Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii - 06/07/19 07:37 PM

Once again, how different thing might have been if she had a very basic pack with the ten essentials* -- or some high tech gear. (cell phone, PLB, compass, walkie talkie)

* as an exercise for the student, how might the 'ten essentials' be modified for Hawaii?
Posted by: Phaedrus

Re: Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii - 06/07/19 08:59 PM

At the minimum a water bottle would have been nice. It seems water wasn't a problem but it's unhandy to have to stick close to a puddle or stream. The main problem must have been the broken leg, couldn't self rescue. A PLB or maybe even just a loud whistle would have been handy.
Posted by: hikermor

Re: Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii - 06/08/19 02:02 AM

A quality signal mirror, or even some sort of makeshift shiny surface, would have been handy, as well
Posted by: teacher

Re: Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii - 06/09/19 12:50 AM

A way to make ( or the knowledge to make) a nice smoky fire.
Posted by: teacher

Re: Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii - 07/10/19 05:18 PM

The jungle is still the jungle even if its only 10 minutes from downtown.
Posted by: teacher

Re: Missing woman survives 2 weeks in Hawaii - 09/11/19 07:07 PM

People say PLB's are expensive; I say they're cheap insurance.