Troopers: Dog's heat, burning snowmobile help Alaskan woman survive 3 nights in extreme cold

  • Article by: DAN JOLING , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 13, 2013 - 7:42 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A woman survived nearly three nights in bitter interior Alaska cold by burning her snowmobile and huddling with her small dog, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday.

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bobblumenfelDec. 12, 13 8:09 PM

I can't resist this one: This is a tale about a three-night dog. Seriously, though, that Rock group took its name from Australian sheepherders' (Wikipedia claims it was Australian natives') habit of sleeping with their canines on frigid nights, just as this woman did. I'm glad she's okay.

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palsarDec. 13, 13 5:13 AM

You sure little Elvis wasn't trying to just save his life?

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SwiftBoatDec. 13, 13 9:01 AM

Thank you very much....

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commonsens4uDec. 13, 13 9:26 AM

This story leaves me wondering, why didn't Mr. Mayo return to the cabin? He was 2 miles away with a campfire and a snowmobile, did that one break down also and he didn't walk back? Was he hurt and unable to walk to the cabin? So many questions. Had he returned to the cabin as he told his wife he would, she would have never been out in the cold to begin with. This story makes it sound like he was just hanging out in the woods by a fire 2 miles from the cabin, 4 days after he left the cabin. Doesn't add up.

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puckluck77Dec. 13, 13 9:37 AM

People who explore, hunt etc in rural areas, should watch survivorman to learn tips on how to survive unforeseen circumstances. Be prepared in case you are stranded! just a few things brought with you can make a big difference in an emergency. extra food, a box of matches in a plastic ziplock bag, a canteen, can save your life. everyone traveling in the winter should have a winter survival pack in their trunk, warm clothes, boots, candles, C/K rations. Be safe. Happy Holiday's everyone!

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carlbsDec. 13, 13 5:13 PM

Wow, time to buy some better sleds!

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carlbsDec. 13, 13 5:15 PM

If I had limited mobility, would I venture out on a snowmobile alone. She must have been really limited not to be able to crawl a mile back on the packed track from her sled. Though in the really light, deep stuff she might have done some swimming. But still...

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rangesonDec. 14, 1310:03 PM

Again, if she was in a nice warm cabin...and they had already notified people when to look if they didn't return, why'd she leave?

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daytonsajokeDec. 15, 1312:16 AM

People who explore, hunt etc in rural areas, should watch survivorman to learn tips on how to survive unforeseen circumstances. Be prepared in case you are stranded! just a few things brought with you can make a big difference in an emergency. extra food, a box of matches in a plastic ziplock bag, a canteen, can save your life. everyone traveling in the winter should have a winter survival pack in their trunk, warm clothes, boots, candles, C/K rations. Be safe. Happy Holiday's everyone!...............since they both survived, maybe they did watch Survivorman.

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