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    Default Being prepared for changes

    Well, this pretty much sucks.

    http://mynorthwest.com/15/2174936/Mo...eed-for-safety

    Not in AK but it applies when considering how our weather changes.

    I know my kid has always looked at me funny when I put a small pack on for a hike on the hillside. I tell her that its like insurance: I hope to never need to use it, but if I do need it, then I'll have it. After being stuck on shore waiting out a wind storm last August she now understands the importance of basic gear to spend the night.

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    I saw that in the news and thought it was such a preventable tragedy. One of the keys in situations like this is to recognize the danger and seek shelter until daylight.

    I have also read of 2 separate cases of people trying to save dogs swept into the sea on the pacific coast this year. In both cases the dogs made it back and people died.
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    Wow, seriously hard to read that,...

    as much as I hate to pack that extra stuff,...I think about it every time I head out, what do I really NEED,...??
    (can I eliminate anything?)
    I always end up with ALL the stuff to Overnight in shelter of some kind, change essential clothes, to deal with total storm action
    deal with medical emergencies,......etc. etc.

    as crazy as that seems,...I never back down on that stuff,...
    Good Post, we need to get reminded a lot on the potential Out There
    I could Not Imagine watching my sons suffer like that ,....what a nightmare,....

    "Mercy and Grace," on that Mom and the rest of the kids
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    Wow, what the heck?

    Why these three and the dog couldn't huddle together and tough out one night seems unthinkable!
    Sad doesn't come close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    I saw that in the news and thought it was such a preventable tragedy.
    Understatement of the year.

    A 7 ounce tarp and a pole and these three are alive watching football today.
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    Regardless of where we are in town or in the bush there is such a fine line between everything being fantastic or everything being terrible bad.Most of the time it does not take much to tip it one way or the other. One must always be prepared.

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