FS: Surviving The Unexpected Wilderness Emg / The Essential Outdoor Gear Manual

9:22 a.m. on March 10, 2016 (EST)
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Media rate shipping included in the price. Individually or both for $17.00.

Surviving the Unexpected Wilderness Emergency – Gene Fear – Survival Education Association, 1972 – Good condition, binding solid. Asking $9.00.

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The Essential Outdoor Gear Manual, Equipment Repair for Outdoorspeople – Annie Gretchell – Ragged Mountain Press, 1995 – Very good condition, asking $11.00.

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10:48 a.m. on March 17, 2016 (EDT)
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Wilderness emergencies are no fun at all.  Mostly we have had near misses. Once I got bucked off a mule hundreds of miles from help. There were no helicopters available. It took all day to get to a hospital, after driving 100 miles on dirt roads and flying a fixed wing air plane to Bend, OR.  First morphine is a big deal.

11:48 a.m. on March 17, 2016 (EDT)
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Thanks for sharing your tale! Preparedness can make the difference between a dicy situation and a emergency. I was once benighted in the narrows of a deep canyon in Utah due to deep pools of water with difficult rock climbing either going north or south. We had rapped in. It grew dark so we prepared to spent the night. We each had emergency bivies, down and fleece clothing and half length ensolite pads. Temperatures were just below freezing. The next morning we could properly access the situation solved the challenge to the south and boogied.

8:05 p.m. on March 21, 2016 (EDT)
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Having to bivouac somewhere or even stand up all night in a small space without a fire is no big deal compared to getting really busted up in the middle on nowhere.  Avoid getting hurt at all costs.

9:07 a.m. on March 22, 2016 (EDT)
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Yes, that's why we stopped right there as dusk was coming on. If we had tried climbing out on the soft sandstone walls in dim light and became injured from a fall, it would have become an emergency situation.

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