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#202376 - 01/09/19 03:58 PM Staying alive in a winter storm
balzaccom Offline
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We saw this story in the Sierra Sun new outlet. Pretty interesting story about how Wendell Murdock stayed alive in the wilderness overnight during a blizzard. It also got our attention that Mr. Murdock is 80 years old and has a nine year-old son. And his preparation for his hike included a few clothing items we would have done differently. And his use of a brand new GPS app on his phone for navigation apparently didn't help him much...

https://www.sierrasun.com/news/local/thi...ear-lake-tahoe/
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#202377 - 01/09/19 05:12 PM Re: Staying alive in a winter storm [Re: balzaccom]
Glenn Roberts Offline
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You had me at “...80 years old and has a nine-year-old son.” smile

It sounds like he did the most important thing right: staying put. That’s easy to say you’ll do, but when you’re in the middle of being lost, not sure if anyone is coming, and panic is telling to you to “do something, anything,” it’s hard to fight off the urge to keep moving.

A better outcome than anyone would have suspected; kudos to him.

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#202449 - 01/20/19 03:07 PM Re: Staying alive in a winter storm [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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Registered: 01/24/12
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Loc: WV
Stay warm,stay dry and stay hydrated. Someone is looking for you.

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#202622 - 02/15/19 10:28 AM Re: Staying alive in a winter storm [Re: balzaccom]
Onaiwi Offline
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Registered: 02/15/19
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Loc: Kansas
Great respect for this man. Excellent preparation, beyond praise.

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