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Backpacker's Health & Safety The Backpacker's Health & Safety forum is for the discussion of health and safety/survival issues that directly relate to backpackers.


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Old 03-29-2012, 10:22 PM
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An example of survival despite age and health

James Klemovich just missed spending his 48th anniversary with his wife. Oops.

He and a friend drove into the Nevada desert to investigate some mines in the area, but their car got stuck. With no cell reception and that part of Nevada being largely deserted, the situation quickly became a survival scenario.

Klemovich (a 76 year-old diabetic with a pacemaker and triple bypass surgery) and his friend lit signal fires, melted snow for drinking water, and strain NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:36 AM
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In SAR training we are told the two groups most likely to survive are the very young and the very ol NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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