I love these kinds of stories and just wanted to pass on something on a positive note for the weekend.
This is the story of a 17 year old boy who was skiing with his dad. Nicholas decided he wanted to ski a different trail back on their last run and wound up getting lost. He didn’t have a cell phone, but he did have the most important thing you can have in that situation: knowledge. And he kept his head on straight, which is another trait that will help you live through a situation like this.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
The 17-year-old boy, who skied out of bounds off the Binder trail just after noon on Sunday, built a snow cave late that day when he realized he was lost.
According to Maine Warden Service Lt. Kevin Adam, Joy hunkered down in the cave to stay warm, and drank fresh water from the nearby Carrabassett Stream to remain hydrated.
It doesn’t say in this article, but on the news broadcast I watched he said he got the idea by watching survival shows on T.V. I’m guessing Dual Survivor or something like that. Imagine that! A show on T.V. gave this young man the knowledge – or at least the idea – to build a snow cave and survive two nights alone in the Maine wilderness in 20 degree weather. No mean feat, I can assure you.
On that happy note I hope you all have a great weekend.
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