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Fall Foraging & Survival 101 Dates Announced…

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Old Man Winter called me today and said it’s time to get the schedule out..

Survival 101:

http://www.bigpigoutdoors.net/survival-101-1.html

Fall foraging class will be Saturday, September 24th:

http://www.bigpigoutdoors.net/poisonous–edible–medicinal—-useful-plants.html

 

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Survival Weekly – 2/3/16…

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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 i+n 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 – 

Fugitives call for rescue – http://www.click2houston.com/news/2-men-flee-authorities-beg-for-police-rescue-the-next-day

News – 

The cost of SAR in Maine – http://www.sunjournal.com/news/local-sports/2016/01/31/outdoors-maine-cost-search-and-rescue-missions/1862697

Ongoing treasure hunter SAR – http://boingboing.net/2016/01/31/whimsical-treasure-hunt-turns.html

Flying submarine drone – http://www.gizmag.com/loon-copter-amphibious-drone/41485/

GPS can lead you astray – http://katu.com/news/local/gps-leading-drivers-astray-in-oregon-national-forests

Winter Safety – 

Lost skiers rescued – http://www.uniondemocrat.com/localnews/3962064-151/deputies-volunteer-find-lost-teen-skiers#

Missing snowmobilers found – http://www.myyellowknifenow.com/11380/three-people-found-in-separate-behchoko-searches/

Injured skier rescued – http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/cops_courts/sidecountry-search-and-rescue-underway/article_dc42e955-5d95-5a27-ab00-5373d7749f52.html

Lost snowboarder found – http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/d39d4accfecd4df089865bad24af6c3b/NV–Snowboarders-Found

Snowboarders found – http://mynews4.com/news/local/wcso-search-on-for-2-missing-snowboarders-on-mt-rose

Water Safety –

Rescue personnel rescued in rough seas – http://www.kgw.com/news/local/central-coast/teen-falls-from-a-cliff-at-cape-kiwanda-search-underway/30316947

Body of missing swimmer recovered – https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/missing-swimmer-body-found-near-wharf-on-north-shore.html

Boater recovered – http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/man-whose-body-found-in-kenmare-bay-named-as-bill-topham-1.2517230

SAR for missing swimmer – http://www.ckwstv.com/2016/01/29/search-for-male-in-lake-ontario/

Water SAR – http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Major-rescue-operation-missing-man-River-Truro/story-28623392-detail/story.html

SAR recovers floating doll – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/massive-search-and-rescue-finds-its-victim-a-sex-doll_us_56a7a4ece4b0b87beec60d71?ir=Weird+News&section=us_weird-news&utm_hp_ref=weird-news

SAR for missing kayaker – http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160125/NEWS/160129723

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Hiking – 

Missing runner found – http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20160130/NEWS/160139994

BORSTAR – http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/valley/article_f73dab76-c3e4-11e5-a632-bb1d088839de.html

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

Hunter-gatherer – 

Duck hunter rescued – http://komonews.com/news/local/hunter-rescued-after-falling-in-columbia-river

Climbing – 

Vehicles – 

 Avalanche kills five snowmobilers – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3424811/British-Columbia-avalanche-kills-five-men-ride-snowmobiles.html

SAR for missing mountain biker – http://patch.com/california/altadena/search-rescue-team-searching-missing-mountain-biker-0

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

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Survival Weekly – 12/13/15…

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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 i+n 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 – 

Don’t be a Clark Griswold –  http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/family-stranded-while-looking-for-christmas-tree-rescued/36863518

Rescue during a rescue training.. Happened to us at Deep Creek once – http://www.pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/285131-161812-lost-hiker-rescued-during-multnomah-county-sheriffs-office-search-exercises-

News – 

CAA fines rescue pilot –  http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11560797

Winter Sports – 

Missing snowboarders found – http://www.nelsonstar.com/news/361615161.html

SAR for missing snowmobiler –  http://www.edmontonsun.com/2015/12/09/search-and-rescue-looking-for-missing-drayton-valley-snowmobiler

Water Safety –

Skinny dippers rescued – http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/74773622/police-rescue-skinny-dipping-teens-from-nelson-beach

Body of swimmer recovered – http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/74783674/police-and-search-and-rescue-hunt-for-missing-teenage-swimmer-in-napier

Body of missing boater found – http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/local/2015/12/12/search-underway-missing-lake-wylie-boater/77203030/

SAR called off for missing swimmer – http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/coastguard-calls-search-man-spotted-10593596

Hiking – 

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

 

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Hunter-gatherer – 

Mushroom hunter found – http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2015/12/mushroom_picker_found_after_a.html

Missing hunter found – http://delrionewsherald.com/news/image_915b3640-9e99-11e5-8eb0-fb1523faf0ea.html

Missing logger found – http://www.thenewsguard.com/news/crash-otis-man-stranded-found/article_7b70a3d2-a1c9-11e5-a5d4-733c0185de24.html

Missing mushroom hunter found – http://kval.com/news/local/search-rescue-team-rescues-mushroom-picker-in-douglas-county-151207

Climbing – 

Vehicles – 

 Kayaker rescued – http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/74910950/search-and-rescue-mission-launched-to-retrieve-kayaker

Missing cargo plane found – http://www.northernlife.ca/news/localNews/2015/12/11-wasaya-flight-missing-sudbury.aspx

 

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

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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 i+n 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 – 

For Jackie!… Trackers follow missing hunter – http://www.bradfordera.com/news/search-continues-for-lost-hunter-in-cameron-county/article_ec77a99e-98a1-11e5-9ccf-ff16740f2ee4.html

News – 

Inside Oregon’s SAR program – http://katu.com/news/local/vast-majority-of-search-and-rescue-ops-done-by-volunteers

Winter Sports – 

Missing snowboarder rescued – http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/152868/A-freezing-rescue

Water Safety – 

SAR for missing swimmer – http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/74523234/search-continues-in-raglan-for-missing-teen

SAR for missing boater – http://www.winknews.com/2015/11/28/crews-searching-for-missing-boater/

Missing sailor – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/benoit-searched-for-near-bissett-lake-1.3348130

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Image: http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/152868/A-freezing-rescue

Hiking – 

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

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Image: http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/search-and-rescue-efforts-suspended-mt-cook/5/238486

Hunter-gatherer – 

Missing hunter rescued – http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2015/11/26/overdue-hunter-rescued-judith-basin-county/76425832/

Climbing – 

SAR suspended due to weather – http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/search-and-rescue-efforts-suspended-mt-cook/5/238486

Vehicles – 

 Stranded motorist rescued – http://www.mynews4.com/news/story/Man-and-five-children-rescued-by-Search-and/ZDyHbuVm_0mAMyIbHS_idw.cspx

Stranded motorists rescued – http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/11/30/jla-crews-rescue-2-snow-bound-vehicles-stranded-hiker/#.VmEQ03bnvIU

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

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Survival Weekly – 11/3/15…

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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 i+n 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 – 

Missing hiker stays warm by hiking all night – http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/lost-hiker-in-teanaway-treks-miles-overnight-to-safety/article_5c6cf468-79a6-11e5-ac34-9f316aa941d3.html

News – 

P-SAR at Pinnacles – http://benitolink.com/pinnacles-national-park-preventative-search-and-rescue-volunteers-needed

K-VRS hiring three positions – http://www.wbir.com/story/money/2015/10/28/knoxville-volunteer-rescue-squad-adds-3-paid-positions/74766068/

PJ’s mission in Afghanistan changing – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/10/27/how-this-elite-air-force-rescue-squadrons-mission-has-evolved-in-afghanistan/

Water Safety –

Whale watching vessel sinks – http://woodtv.com/2015/10/26/canadian-officials-whale-vessel-sinks-5-dead-21-rescued/

SAR for missing surfer – http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/30387805/crews-searching-for-legendary-surfer-ace-cool-after-he-fails-to-return-from-surfing-trip

SAR for missing boater – http://abc7news.com/news/search-to-resume-for-missing-boater-off-tomales-bay–/1052570/

Water SAR – http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Search-rescue-operation-near-Burry-Port-Harbour/story-28036587-detail/story.html

Hiking – 

Body of hiker recovered – http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/search-and-rescue-teams-find-body-of-missing-b-c-hiker-in-crevasse-near-pemberton

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

Hunter-gatherer – 

Missing elk hunter found – http://www.kbzk.com/story/30345207/missing-hunter-found-in-the-bridger-mountains

Body of missing hunter recovered – http://herald-review.com/news/local/missing-hunter-found-dead-in-creek/article_2be242de-7bf0-11e5-bee3-df4b859394c8.html

Missing mushroom hunter found – http://www.pqbnews.com/news/337543121.html

Two mushroom hunters rescued – http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2015/10/search_crews_looking_for_two_m.html

Missing hunter found –  http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/714f5098344a498da6119ecfe8e97a9c/MT–Lost-Hunter

Climbing – 

Vehicles – 

 SAR for missing plane – http://www.wxxv25.com/mostpopular/story/Search-and-Rescue-in-Jackson-County/-gWl6UWD50iFd6UxZ44TyQ.cspx

ATV rider found – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/missing-ross-river-woman-rose-caesar-medevaced-to-whitehorse-1.3299143

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

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Survival Weekly – 10/21/15…

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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 i+n 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 – 

Hikers fall when suspension bridge cable breaks –  http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/09/travel/bridge-collapse-in-new-zealand/

Survival 101 grad finds missing boy. Way to go Sean!! –  http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2015/10/20/knoxville-police-searching-missing-child-who-has-autism/74289558/

News – 

China charges rescued hikers – http://english.cri.cn/12394/2015/10/16/4021s899826.htm

Cell phones and Blackhawks – http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/environment/3603321-151/cell-service-black-hawk-key-to-mountain-rescues#

Water Safety –

SAR for missing sailors – http://citizen.co.za/824010/two-sailors-missing-off-eastern-cape-coast/

Search continues for missing boater – http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/5971958-week-long-search-for-missing-newmarket-boater-continues-on-lake-simcoe/

Hiking – 

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

Hunter-gatherer – 

Prospector rescued – http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/251335/search-and-rescue-recovers-injured-prospector.html

Missing fishermen – https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/major-search-and-rescue-operation-continues-for-missing-fishermen-avid-060a2b340101010501010f1013-000000-cda0f8f4e1df0094-ccb90060dd44-a8b1.html

Duck hunter rescued – http://www.wnem.com/story/30290704/duck-hunter-teenage-son-rescued

Injured hunter rescued – http://www.pagosasun.com/hunter-rescued-in-piedra-area/

Injured hunter rescued after fall – http://www.taosnews.com/news/article_5598a1a8-7778-11e5-a156-6fcd35b1279d.html

Climbing – 

Vehicles – 

 Horse rider rescued –   http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20151018/NEWS01/151019644/-1/news01&source=RSS

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

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Survival Weekly – 10/15/15…

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Image: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/11927894/Hunter-lost-in-Australian-wilderness-for-six-days-ate-ants-to-survive.html

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 – 

Missing hunter rescued after week ordeal –http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/11927894/Hunter-lost-in-Australian-wilderness-for-six-days-ate-ants-to-survive.html

Two students found after month long search – http://english.astroawani.com/malaysia-news/two-orang-asli-students-found-alive-after-month-75844

News – 

“Save Dave” Campaign launched – http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/72957642/Campaign-launched-for-embattled-Kaikoura-rescue-pilot-Dave-Armstrong

Transforming SAR drones – http://www.businessinsider.com.au/harvard-robobee-now-has-ability-to-swim-underwater-2015-10

Family to be billed for rescue – http://www.telegram.com/article/20151013/NEWS/151019719

Water Safety – 

SAR for missing boater – http://www.nebraska.tv/story/30236302/rescue-teams-search-for-missing-boater-after-4-go-into-reservoir

Hiking – 

Missing boys found – http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Children-missing-in-Red-River-Gorge-found-alive-331705831.html

Lost & Injured hikers rescued –

Hunter-gatherer – 

Mushroom hunter rescued – http://www.kimatv.com/news/local/332489952.html

Missing hunter found – http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=214131&fm=newsmain%2Cnarts

Injured hunter rescued – http://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/news/332099892.html

Fatal hunting accident – http://news.hjnews.com/allaccess/update-local-boy-dies-in-saturday-hunting-accident/article_14559e82-82b4-5990-92ad-e8118a4eb447.html

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Canyoneering Fatality in Not Imlay Canyon in Zion National Park

Springdale, Utah: On Friday, October 2, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Zion National Park was alerted to a canyoneering accident in Not Imlay Canyon. A rescue operation was started immediately. A helicopter was used to drop off a Search and Rescue team at the top of the canyon. At 7:20 p.m., Park Rangers found the individual, Christian Louis Johnson, deceased. Johnson, 50, is from Saint George, Utah.

Not Imlay Canyon is a side canyon of Imlay Canyon. It has become increasingly popular in recent years as a shorter, drier route compared to Imlay Canyon but it is not any less technical or dangerous.

Johnson was canyoneering with a party of four, including his husband Everett Boutillet. The two had been canyoneering together since 2010 and had “descended more than 100 canyons 200 times in five states” according to Boutillet. This was the couple’s second time in Not Imlay Canyon. The accident occurred on the first rappel in the canyon.

“Zion was our favorite park. Our favorite place to be. Our first canyon was the ‘Subway’ and we were instantly addicted,” said Boutillet. “Louis and I understood the risks, but the joy that it brought outweighed them.” Johnson’s mother, Joy Johnson, added “Nature gave him so much peace.”

“We also want to share our gratitude for those that went out to him and brought him back and to the personnel for keeping us informed,” said Joy Johnson. “Also our gratitude to his canyoneering family, who have sent Louis and Everett well wishes from all around the world.”

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Zion National Park are investigating the incident. More information will become available once the investigation is complete.

“Our condolences go out to Louis’ family and friends,” said Zion National Park Superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh.

Fatality On Longs Peak Recovery Efforts Complete

At 10:30 p.m. Friday night, October 2, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers were notified that Spencer Veysey, 26, of Missoula, Montana was overdue. He had been planning to summit Longs Peak. It was unclear what route he was intending to take to the summit.

After he failed to return by Saturday morning, park rangers searched areas of the Keyhole Route as well as near Chasm Lake. Rangers experienced icy conditions during search efforts.  Late Saturday afternoon, park rangers found Veysey’s body at the bottom of Lambs Slide on the east face of Longs Peak.  Rangers stayed at the Chasm Shelter, near his body last night.

This morning rangers prepared his body for transport.  His body was flown from the scene to a landing spot at Upper Beaver Meadows at approximately 11:30 a.m. and transferred to the Boulder County Coroner. Rangers are hiking out to the Longs Peak Trailhead.

Climber rescued – http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2015/10/02/salem-climber-saved-north-sister-daring-rescue/73241178/

Vehicles – 

Pilot rescued – http://www.news.com.au/national/western-australia/light-plane-crash-in-was-gascoyne-emergency-crews-en-route/story-fnii5thn-1227555478407

Maritime search – https://caymannewsservice.com/2015/10/police-search-and-rescue-underway-off-north-coast/

Helicopter pilot rescued – http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/14/asia/indonesia-lake-helicopter-crash-survivor/index.html

Mountain biker rescued – http://democratherald.com/news/local/lcso-search-and-rescue-assist-injured-mountain-cyclist/article_fc01eb82-e6c6-574f-bf89-bdf584131798.html

 

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

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