The thing about accidents and disasters is you never know when they’ll happen. You could be on your way home and find yourself in a life or death situation.
After phoning for help in resuscitating her baby, a 25-year-old woman on a plane that crashed in remote southwest Alaska led searchers hampered by cold and fog to the crash site.
Fog hampered the search and responders could not immediately locate the crash site despite speaking to the injured.
Coffee, who suffered chest trauma, tried whistling to alert searchers. She considered starting a fire to get their attention but eventually decided to start walking toward village lights. A GCI communications tower with a red strobe led her three-quarters of a mile to the village landfill.
“That’s where everyone found her,” Lamont said.
She led searchers back to the crash site. It was not accessible by snowmobile. Rescuers put the injured on stretchers and carried them out on foot to the landfill where they could be transported by ambulance to the village and then flown out. news source
You could find a day of fun turned into a test of your endurance and survival skills. Although, driving to a remote and snowy location, surely that would register in a sane mind as a slightly dangerous thing to do, surely there’s a sledding hill back home those kids would have had just as much fun at… I’ll give them points for having the skills to survive though, and enough of the basics to make it through in good shape. The adults warmed rocks in a fire to keep the kids warm. Which is probably one of the same things I would do in that situation.
A couple and four young children missing in frigid [and by frigid they mean subzero] weather since they went on an outing to play in the snow on Sunday in a remote mountain range in Nevada were found alive on Tuesday huddled in a canyon, a sheriff’s dispatch supervisor said.
Nevada’s KTVN-TV reported that the couple’s Jeep had swerved off an embankment and rolled over on Sunday afternoon, and that the family members camped near the vehicle and started a fire as they waited for help.
It’s the little decisions that add up to an enhanced chance for survival in brutal conditions: Staying near the vehicle, telling people where you are traveling and refusing to panic.
Or you could just be sitting on your couch. That’s where I was as this cold and snowy weather closed u sin on Sunday. Then came the loud noise outside. Two cars were up on our elderly neighbor’s lawn. The SUV was fine, but the sedan was considerably banged up. I ran out to see if anyone needed help. Sure enough, a gal in the back seat of the sedan hadn’t been wearing a seat belt, and she had a couple of head wounds that were doing the usual head wound gush. The elderly couple in the front had handed her some tissues, but I think the large gauze pads I gave her worked a bit better. It felt good to have the first aid kit in its place, full with what I needed, and be able to help a situation. I can’ t say that would have been true before I was a prepper.
How will you handle the unforeseen?
– Calamity Jane