+Criminal Posted December 7, 2006 Share Posted December 7, 2006 (edited) James Kim If you have been following the story of James Kim, whose family became stranded in the snow in the mountains of Oregon, you have probably heard by now that his family was rescued and that the searchers have found his body. This shows the path he walked in an effort to find help for his wife and children. It looks like after many miles of walking, he ended up only about a mile from the car. This would be a good time to reiterate some backcountry basics. *Tell someone where you’ll be and when you expect to be back. *Much like flying, you plan for the worst and hope for the best. The gear you carry should be based on that. *Your GPS is a great tool, but have a map and compass and the knowledge to use them. *Cotton kills. If you don’t know what that phrase means and why, look it up. If you become truly lost, and you have passed the time you told that someone above that you’d be back, look for someplace to hunker down until the search party arrives. You will add immeasurable time to the search if you keep changing the search area. Make yourself as noticeable as possible, I.E. try to get attention from the air and the ground. Edited December 7, 2006 by Criminal Quote Link to comment
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