After Nevada family survives subzero stranding, experts weigh in on braving brutal conditions

  • Article by: MICHELLE RINDELS , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 11, 2013 - 7:08 PM

LAS VEGAS — More than 200 rescuers feared for the worst when a couple and four children vanished this week in the bitterly cold Nevada wilderness. But two days after their ill-fated trip to play in the snow Sunday, the family was found in good condition. By Wednesday, the mother and a child were released from the hospital.

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owatonnabillDec. 12, 13 6:32 AM

Awhile back owatonnabill attended a seminar, one of the topics of which was how to survive if stranded in the winter in the arctic. As an exercise we were given a list of about 20 things. We were to pick five, ranked in order of importance, that would most help our chances of survival, and then hand in our lists to the presenter for discussion. The instructor indicated that a necessity in this top five, if stranded in an arctic winter, was a mirror to signal aircraft with by reflecting sunlight. He did not like it at all when owatonnabill pointed out that, during an arctic winter, there IS no sun. Ever since then owatonnabill has viewed survival "experts" with more than a grain of salt.

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