Snowstorm survival

3:56 p.m. on January 9, 2019 (EST)
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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/this-could-be-it-local-man-recalls-surviving-harrowing-night-lost-near-lake-tahoe/

4:10 p.m. on January 9, 2019 (EST)
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Good story and God bless him but another dayhiker goes out with next to nothing and has to be rescued.  I wonder if he had to pay the $15,000 or $20,000 rescue and helicopter fee?  And what if the helicopter crashed?

Jeans and dog biscuits?  No daypack?  No overnight bag or bivy sack?  Phew, these stories keep repeating themselves. 

This is how it's done---

http://oldwestnewwest.com/20081129159/travel/tips-guides/hiker-rescued-from-yosemites-high-country.html

http://goldrushcam.com/2008/yosemite%20news/mariposa_and_yosemite_news%2079.htm

Steve Frazier got walloped by a surprise snowstorm in the Sierras and hunkered in his tent and made 2 days worth of food last 12 days.  He's my hero.  Now whenever I have to hunker in my tent during a big storm I call it Pulling A Frazier.

4:14 p.m. on January 9, 2019 (EST)
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This happened in my back yard.  Always go out in winter expecting to be ready to spend the night. 

12:01 a.m. on January 10, 2019 (EST)
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ppine said:

Always go out in winter expecting to be ready to spend the night. 

 +1

Ed

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