Survival Weekly – 12/2/14…

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Welcome to another edition of Survival Weekly, where the real wilderness survival “reality show” plays out everyday, in the wild places around our world. These unscripted stories will give you insight to the true threats and challenges you may face in your outdoor pursuits. So sit back, relax, and read on to get a dose of reality to sharpen your most valuable survival tool. – BPO

Featured – 

Starting and mainting a fire in cold, wet conditions if a must have lifesaving skill. Mushroom hunter rescued – http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20141202/NEWS/141209953/101064/NEWS

News – 

Sea-Doo releases SAR version – http://www.jems.com/article/industry-news/new-sea-doo-search-and-rescue-watercraft

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Social media, another SAR tool – http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2014/11/30/social-media-a-new-tool-for-rescues

Winter Sports – 

Injured cross-country skier rescued – http://www.kbzk.com/news/west-yellowstone-search-and-rescue-assist-injured-cross-country-skier/

Injured skier rescued – http://www.kbzk.com/news/injured-skier-rescued-near-west-yellowstone/

Hiking – 

Missing men rescued – http://www.yumasun.com/news/mcas-yuma-search-and-rescue-helicopter-crew-assist-ycso-locate/article_93760aa8-7448-11e4-a407-3f83b6e5212f.html

Hiker stays put and is rescued – http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=39491:sheriffs-office-reports-on-cobb-mountain-womans-rescue-offers-tips-for-staying-safe-in-the-outdoors&catid=1:latest&Itemid=197

Hunter-gatherer – 

Crews dispatched for possible search – http://metronews.ca/news/vancouver/1224734/coquitlam-rescue-crews-searching-for-possible-missing-man-on-burke-mountain/

Injured hunter rescued – http://www.eacourier.com/news/hunter-rescued-after-suffering-injury-in-gila-mountains/article_3e72d376-7509-11e4-a92b-0bbdbb1730b0.html

Injured hunter rescued –  http://www.kelownanow.com/news/news/Local_News/14/11/30/Injured_Hunter_Rescued_by_Helicopter_Near_Lumby

Climbing – 

Injured climber rescued – http://www.news-leader.com/story/life/2014/12/02/grueling-rescue-saves-ozark-man-cliff/19784181/

Water Safety – 

Hikers rescued from flash flood – http://www.timesofisrael.com/stranded-hikers-rescued-from-judean-desert-flood/

Coast guard rescues five in rough seas – http://www.inquisitr.com/1644598/u-s-coast-guard-rescues-five-off-rugged-oregon-coast/

Vehicles – 

SPOT activation leads to rescue of stranded ATV rider –  http://www.terracestandard.com/news/284004941.html

SAR underway for helicopter crash – http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/11/30/search-and-rescue-team-approaches-chopper-crash-site.html

SAR teams saves tourists – http://www.icelandreview.com/news/2014/12/01/search-and-rescue-saves-tourists-highland-road

Urban – 

Body found near campground – http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/nov/27/womans-body-may-be-missing-sally-estabrook-julian/

Sherriff obtains Project Lifesaver gear – http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2014/12/01/sheriff-gets-gear-track-wandering-residents/19733183/

Interested in learning skills to handle emergencies like the ones you read in Survival Weekly? Check out BigPig Outdoors Survival 101 class  – http://www.bigpigoutdoors.net/survival-101-1.html

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