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Pair rescued on rural road

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https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#318557

I wasn't there but you would think that if the stranded people were on a forest service road, they would have built a fire if they were so cold. It's not like there isn't endless firewood up there.
Have people lost the ability to build a fire? Or did too many people quit smoking and they no longer carry lighters or matches?

As sick as it may sound, I actually look forward to getting lost or stuck in no cell service areas just for a excuse to build a fire, do some shootin', stay the night and be in a place no one can bug me.
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Why didn't they call a tow truck?
Walk until there's cell service, call for help then walk back to the car.
If the only issue was their vehicle being stuck, stay with it, turn the engine on and stay warm.
Charge the phone with the car.
The cops rescued them. Does that mean they called 911? :-X

Some people!
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I feel badly for them.

He wouldn't stop to ask for directions and she kept saying, "I think we're lost."
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In all seriousness, there is nothing to say that they had enough gas to run the motor all night to keep warm.
Nothing to say they had emergency supplies: lighters, matches, blankets, food, even chocolate bars. Nothing to say they had a phone on which they could use Google to find a tow truck phone number, what if they didn't? Lots of phones out there without data. Nothing to say they don't have a medical condition which disallowed for either to be up on the mountain overnight. Do you carry all your meds with you at all times? Nothing to say that their cell phone charger wasn't in their other vehicle, or sitting at home on the counter, "I thought you grabbed it", "No, I thought you did,"

Not to mention it is possible either or both have a job to be at today where days off are not an easy option.

Mr. QK and I locked ourselves out of my SUV, on my bday. He had his old cell phone, no data. We waved down a driver who kindly gave us BCAA's phone number. We were so grateful as the sun was setting and skeeters were dining on us. An hour away from Osoyoos on Road 22. Easy peasy for us? But this couple? Did they have someone just driving by? Or were on an easy walk out road? Does not sound like it when the RCMP had to walk them out, likely with warmer clothing to help them, and what of footwear?

These people did the right thing to call the RCMP to get them out of a dangerous situation. End of Story in my opinion. Because GAWD knows I'm going to get the "that's just your opinion."
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oldtrucker wrote: I wasn't there but you would think that if the stranded people were on a forest service road, they would have built a fire if they were so cold. It's not like there isn't endless firewood up there.
You know as soon as they'd have built a fire the warden would have shown up to give them a hefty fine. lol!
But at least they'd have been rescued.
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If you venture into the woods in the winter solo you're not real bright
If you go solo without a full tank of fuel you're a fool
If you go solo without a winch or come along and at the very least a shovel you're an idiot
If you go solo without all of the above and no way to light a fire you deserve to lose a couple of toes to frostbite before you get rescued.
A simple shovel can save your butt in the winter and matches will definately save your butt if the shovel wont
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A friend of mine once said, .. The more capable (off-road) vehicle you have, the more likely getting stranded, and farther away from any help. He was right. I still drive a Jeep though, but I know my limitations.
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Maybe they were too old or infirmed to do a hike.
Slow News day - way better story if there had been something else happening
Wonder if they were hunting down a Xmas tree?
I haven't started a fire ever. Always a Bic with me tho. Should have a girl scout badge for that :/
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BC Landlord wrote:A friend of mine once said, .. The more capable (off-road) vehicle you have, the more likely getting stranded, and farther away from any help. He was right. I still drive a Jeep though, but I know my limitations.
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oldtrucker wrote:did too many people quit smoking and they no longer carry lighters or matches?
They may have needed that last match to start their joint :135:
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normaM wrote:I haven't started a fire ever.
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WHOAT! Your kidding?
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Anonymous123 wrote: J - junk
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E - every
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Ha, ha ... Totally true! I don't even bother fixing things that don't affect drivability any longer. But I love it, as a workhorse.
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BC Landlord wrote:A friend of mine once said, .. The more capable (off-road) vehicle you have, the more is likeness of getting stranded, and farther away from any help. He was right. I still drive a Jeep though, but I know my limitations.
Oh ya....only difference between 2 and 4 wheel drive is that you have twice as far to walk when you get stuck.
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Boosted632 wrote:If you venture into the woods in the winter solo you're not real bright
I do it quite often actually. Intentionally too. Never said I was bright.
Boosted632 wrote:If you go solo without a full tank of fuel you're a fool
Never hardly. My vehicles are so pathetic I'm scared it would blow up before I got to use all the gas and it would be a waste of money to fill it up.
Boosted632 wrote: and no way to light a fire you deserve to lose a couple of toes to frostbite before you get rescued.
I agree. Fire building is a skill that's only a few million years old that people have seemed to have lost in the last few decades. Maybe these two didn't have youtube to help them. I always have a lighter or matches somewhere in my vehicle. I even have a magnesium fire starter key ring I'm so redneck.

Maybe I should start up a basic bush skills class for city people.
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oldtrucker wrote:Maybe I should start up a basic bush skills class for city people.
Now would certainly be the time to do it. In all seriousness, I think you're onto something. You'd be giving people something to do outside during this pandemic. Like girl/boy scouts for all ages but without the long-term commitment.

An acquaintance of mine started an outdoor fitness class for kids and it immediately went gangbusters. Not exaggerating. Parents have to get the kids out of the house to burn off some energy and give the parents a break.

Throw an ad on kijiji and see what happens. :smt045

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