Sometimes the best teacher is first hand experience in the field and practicing the type of things that help oneself survive in the wilderness. There have got to be a chapters of stories that can be told on Alaska Outdoor Safety, Survival and Emergency Care. Also the same can be said on prevention, education and preparation for the wilderness, even on the most populated trails to the most remote. With devices and gadgets as GPS's to Satellite Phones present, what did we all do in the past long before this age. Even 30 years ago we ventured off with a simple so long or see you in a week, what ever the case was with little or no planning. Some may still do that today. It should be interesting to see the posts and watch this new area of interests grow. Thanks.