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"We are not going to stop even one minute. Nobody in the rescue team is putting in doubt that we will bring him out, and we all remain confident that he will be alive."

Said a government official quoted in "Crews Race To Save 2-Year-Old Spanish Boy Who Fell Down 300-Foot Hole."Members of a Swedish company that helped locate the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground in 2010 arrived on Tuesday, Spanish police told Reuters.Julen was playing with his 1 1/2-year-old cousin when he fell down the hole.... The hole may have been drilled by someone in an attempt to find water, El País reports. "There are hundreds more like that one, covered with rocks, and nobody thinks...
Tags: Law, Survival, Oliver, El Pais, Ann Althouse, Julen, Civil Guard, Reuters Julen

"When she was forced to hide under the bed, Jayme told detectives, Mr. Patterson would box her in with totes and laundry bins that he secured with barbell weights."

"He would turn on music to prevent guests from hearing any noise she made. And one time, when Mr. Patterson believed she had tried to escape, Jayme said he struck her and threatened worse consequences if she tried again. But last Thursday, after Mr. Patterson told Jayme he was leaving for a few hours, she managed to force her way out from under the bed, she said. She grabbed a pair of men’s shoes — apparently Mr. Patterson’s — and ran to a nearby road, shoes ill fitting and on the wrong feet, cr...
Tags: Murder, Crime, Law, Survival, Patterson, Confessions, Ann Althouse, Jayme, Jayme Closs

"All in all... I prefer a campfire-roasted porcupine that I killed and butchered... slathered with highbush cranberry ketchup..."

"... foraged chickweed salad with mushrooms on the side, a hot cup of stinging nettle tea to wash it down and a handful of wild blueberries for dessert. Bugs, sticks, sand and assorted forest floor debris sometimes makes it into my vittles but... 'It’s clean dirt.'.... My toilet is a hollow cottonwood stump and I bathe with a kettle of hot creek water. Some places along the highway offer showers but they cost money and contribute to ecocide, so I clean my crotch in the creek occasionally. But pe...
Tags: Cleaning, Law, America, Poverty, Alaska, Commerce, Survival, Ann Althouse

"When she got near me I could see who she was. She told me, 'I'm Jayme.' "

"I just held onto her, and I said we're going to find somebody who's home, we're going to call the police. You're going to be OK. You're going to be safe." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Survival, Ann Althouse, Jayme

Why You Should Consider Volunteering With a Search and Rescue Team

Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Graham Shea. This is the time of year when people are making goals towards their personal development. Yet the paradoxical thing about seeking to improve one’s self, is that it’s best accomplished by looking outside of it. A couple years ago I stumbled across an ad in the paper which said that my local search and rescue team was recruiting volunteers. SAR teams are called upon to help people who are in potential distress or imminent danger, often goin...
Tags: Outdoors, California, Life, Time, Action, Sherlock Holmes, Survival, Scuba, Sar, Rescue Team, Myers Briggs, Manly Skills, A Man's Life, Georges Hébert, Search and Rescue Team, state Office of Emergency Services

"I threw the ball 100 metres towards the Swiss border and told the children to run and get the ball. They ran after the ball and this is how they crossed."

"After that, the Italians left France and the German came in. It became too dangerous to play ball with the children like this. With the Germans we didn’t play these games.”From "French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children dies aged 108/Georges Loinger escaped from German camp and spent rest of the war helping children cross Swiss border" (The Guardian). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, France, Holocaust, Survival, Ann Althouse, Georges Loinger

Living off the grid in northern Wyoming.

A charmingly practical view of what it takes: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Snow, Wyoming, Survival, Tiny House, Ann Althouse

"Ms. Klaben and Mr. Flores crashed in terrain that was waist-deep in snow, with temperatures as numbing as 48 degrees below zero."

"Without wilderness survival training, Mr. Flores adapted nonetheless. He wrapped Ms. Klaben’s injured foot in her sweaters, covered the openings of the cabin with tarpaulins and tried, without success, to fix their radio to send out a distress signal and build rabbit traps. What little food Ms. Klaben and Mr. Flores had brought on board — a few cans of sardines, tuna fish, fruit salad and a box of Saltine crackers — was rationed and gone within 10 days. They drank water, some of it filtered thr...
Tags: Law, Survival, Flores, Ed Asner, Ann Althouse, Sally Struthers, Robert Service, Helen Klaben Kahn, Klaben

How to Treat a Gunshot Wound

Gunshot wounds can be one of the most devastating injuries a person can endure. Depending on the type of bullet, its trajectory when it hits you, and the location it enters, a bullet can rip apart internal organs, break bones, puncture lungs, and cause severe blood loss from critical arteries. Because gunshot wounds can cause such an array of damage, it would take years of training to understand how to treat them all effectively. But, there are things everyone can do to help buy time for a gun...
Tags: Life, First Aid, Survival, Visual Guides, Tactical Skills, Ted Slampyak, Gun Skills & Safety

"The son of a doctor who fled China during the Cultural Revolution, Chau had been fascinated with the outdoors since he pulled a dusty copy of 'Robinson Crusoe' off his father’s bookshelf as a child…"

"He later read the novel 'The Sign of the Beaver,' about a boy who is left alone and guards his family’s log cabin with the help of a Native American friend. That book 'inspired my brother and I to paint our faces with wild blackberry juice and to tramp through our backyard with bows and spears we created from sticks,' Chau recalled…. 'He lost his mind, definitely,' [said an acquaintance]. 'But ask any adventurer. You have to lose your mind a little bit, otherwise you don’t do it.'"From "'He los...
Tags: Law, China, Christianity, Survival, Robinson Crusoe, Chau, Ann Althouse, John Allen Chau

"I’m a mountain boy, I’ve got everything I need. I understand (the police) are worried, but I’ve been here my whole life.... I’m not a survivalist. I’m a survivor."

Said Brad Weldon, quoted in "Generators, Coors and canned food. How these ‘mountain boys’ are surviving in Paradise" (Sacramento Bee).“I can’t see myself sitting in a shelter, day after day, with sick people and screaming kids all around me,” said Lyndon McAfee, another of those toughing it out behind the lines.... “This is my home, Paradise, man,” he said. “I love this place.”...“I woke up and said to myself, ‘What the hell am I doing here?’” [saidStewart Nugent, who then] snuck back into Parad...
Tags: Law, California, Fire, Survival, Nugent, Coors Light, Ann Althouse, Brad Weldon, Lyndon McAfee

"A Wisconsin legislator who is also a firefighter ripped the state Department of Natural Resources for persuading his department to rescue a deer stranded on a frozen lake...."

"Republican Rep. Adam Jarchow... said he would fire the [DNR] warden tomorrow if he could for 'being complicit in putting firefighters at risk, over a stupid deer.'... 'This is a complete embarrassment and a joke,' tweeted Jarchow.... The DNR posted a glowing statement about the incident on its website Tuesday. The release praised Warden Jesse Ashton for organizing a team of wardens and local firefighters to rescue the deer, saying, 'Those little hooves are no match for slick surfaces!... Teamwo...
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Survival, Deer, Dnr, Department of Natural Resources, Adam Jarchow, Ann Althouse, Jesse Ashton

"As firefighters keep battling the blazes, a new menace is emerging: debris flows. The rains are coming to California..."

"... as soon as Tuesday night, and the fires have primed the soil for another disaster that can claim yet more lives.... The problem is a fundamental change to the soil itself. When a wildfire burns vegetation, it releases organic compounds.... This soil normally absorbs water, but the organic compounds turn it hydrophobic, literally meaning 'fear of water.' It is not an understatement: You can pour a bottle of water on this burned soil and it’ll bead right off, as if the dirt were polished marb...
Tags: Law, California, Disaster, Fire, Survival, Ann Althouse

4 Ways to Make Improvised Urban Survival Arrowheads

The original arrowheads were made from organic materials — often through the process of “knapping” rocks like obsidian, chert, and flint. The sharp flakes of stone which resulted were then affixed to arrow shafts, and shot from bows by primitive hunters to take down game and battle their human enemies. Still today, stone arrowheads are made by bushcrafters, and they can be life-savers in wilderness survival situations. But what if you need to make an arrowhead in an urban environment, where st...
Tags: Archery, Manly Skills, Outdoors, Self-Reliance, Survival, Tactical Skills

"Allyn Pierce was trapped by a wall of fire as he tried to flee the flames coming closer and closer to his truck... 'I was like, I think I’m done'..."

"... said Mr. Pierce, a registered nurse who was trapped in traffic in Paradise, Calif., where most of the community was burned. 'I just kept thinking, I’m going to die in melting plastic.'... Fearing he might not make it out of Paradise alive, Mr. Pierce recorded a goodbye message to his family as the town burned to the ground around him. 'Just in case this doesn’t work out, I want you to know I really tried to make it out,' he later recalled saying into his phone. He held his coat against the ...
Tags: Law, California, Fire, Driving, Survival, Peter Gabriel, Pierce, Ann Althouse, PARADISE Calif, Allyn Pierce

Drill, Baby, Drill: What will we look for when we mine on Mars?

In the second season of National Geographic Channel's MARS (premiering tonight, 11/12/18,) privatized miners on the red planet clash with a colony of international scientistsPrivatized mining on both Mars and the Moon is likely to occur in the next centuryThe cost of returning mined materials from Space to the Earth will probably be too high to create a self-sustaining industry, but the resources may have other uses at their origin pointsWant to go to Mars? It will cost you. In 2016, SpaceX foun...
Tags: Video, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Documentary, Trailer, Economics, Nasa, Earth, Mining, Innovation, Mars, Survival, National Geographic Channel, National Geographic

How Will We Know the World Is Ending?

Visions of the end of the world tend to extremes—the planet fatally fracked, flooded, hurricaned, nuke-cratered. No survivors, or maybe one or two survivors, dazed and dust-grimed, roaming a wasted landscape, eating canned beans, rotted squirrels, each other. But the truth is we might be in for a slow burn,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Survival, Environmental Policy

"We were going to be cremated when we die, but I thought, this is it, I’m going to be cremated right now. This is when I die."

Said Beverly Fillmore, 87, who drove out of the Paradise fire, quoted in The Mercury News.The inferno has claimed at least 23 people so far — six in vehicles, another just outside one — as the Camp Fire roared to life Thursday morning.... More than ever, it seems, those trapped by wildfires aren’t just the stubborn few who refuse to evacuate. California wildfires are increasingly wicked fast — with year-round fire season colliding with late-autumn near-hurricane strength winds — giving people li...
Tags: Law, California, Fire, Survival, Richard, Ann Althouse, Said Beverly Fillmore, Zetta Gore

The aptly named Joshua Quick. What weapon did he use to stop the yoga shooter? A vacuum cleaner.

"The gun stopped firing. I don't know if it jammed or what. So I used that opportunity to hit him over the head with [a vacuum cleaner]." The shooter used the jammed gun to hit Quick in the face, and Quick "jumped up as quickly as I could, ran back over and next thing you know, I'm grabbing a broom, anything I can. And I hit him again."From "Hero who stopped incel yoga gunman by beating him with a vacuum cleaner: Student tells how he pounced on woman-hating shooter when his gun jammed after he k...
Tags: Murder, Law, Survival, Names, Trump, U S Supreme Court, Joshua, U S Border Patrol, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration


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Tags: Backpack, Military, Survival, Rothco, Rothco NY, Tactical Pack, Fast Mover Tactical Backpack, Molle Gear, Survival Bag, Transport Pack

Why You Should Stay With Your Car When Stranded

It’s a human impulse to take action, especially in potentially dire circumstances. You might think striking out in search of help is the best thing to do when stranded in your car. It’s not.Read more...
Tags: Cars, Stranded, Lifehacks, Survival, Danger

The ethics and the method of filming Alex Honnold free solo climbing El Capitan.

I would not watch this live and find it terrifying to watch even knowing he succeeds. It's beautiful too: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sports, Survival, Alex Honnold, El Capitan, Ann Althouse

"A French extreme free climber who calls himself Spider-Man... climbed Heron Tower, the tallest building in London City’s square mile, on Thursday afternoon."

The NYT reports. The man's real name is Alain Robert, and he is 56 years old. The building is more than 750 feet tall, and Robert "didn’t even know about" it until "I saw some pictures when I came to London two days ago." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: London, Law, Sports, London city, Survival, Robert, Ann Althouse, Alain Robert

How to Treat Someone for Shock

Shock occurs when the body’s internal organs aren’t getting enough blood flow. A person can go into shock for a variety of reasons including severe bleeding, vomiting, heart attack, spinal injury, or even certain drug overdoses. The symptoms of shock are fairly broad, but usually include weakness, clammy skin, fast heart rate, quick breathing, sweating, and thirst. If untreated, a person in shock may start to feel confused, lose consciousness, or go into cardiac arrest. That’s why it’s importan...
Tags: Life, Survival, Manly Skills, Visual Guides, Ted Slampyak, Amazon Illustrated

"In my interview with Rener Gracie, whose grandfather established the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu method 90 years ago, he told me there are four phases to nearly all sexual attacks on women..."

"... 1) Identify an unsuspecting target, 2) Subdue the target, 3) Exhaust the target, and 4) Execute the sexual assault. We want to fight with all our might and the moves we have above in the second phase. In the third phase, however, right before an assailant executes his sexual attack, all he wants to do is exhaust the victim and gain complete control, so fighting back actually may backfire at that point, wasting energy. Gracie’s Women Empowered training program teaches women to recognize when...
Tags: Law, Rape, Survival, Gracie, Ann Althouse, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Rener Gracie

Communications Gear Import Ban

Survival Blog: Back in August, I warned SurvivalBlog readers about an upcoming FCC rules change.  Well, the ban did indeed arrive, on Monday. As of September 24th, 2018, the FCC banned the importation of some quite capable dual band models of inexpensive Baofeng ham radio handie-talkies:      FCC Enforcement Advisory No. 2018-03 Because of this new FCC “enforcement advisory” ban, I predict that fewer and fewer these particular hand-held ham radios will clear Customs. Then, Amazon and eBay listin...
Tags: Fcc, Ebay, Military, Survival, Baofeng, Pat Hines, Communications Gear, Customs Then Amazon, JWR

"[He] said he had been scared and often cried while adrift... Every time he saw a large ship..."

"... he said, he was hopeful, but more than 10 ships had sailed past him. None of them stopped or saw [him]."From "Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in 'fishing hut'" (BBC). The "fishing hut" is "a 'rompong' - a floating fish trap without any paddles or engine... which... floats in the middle of the sea but is anchored to the seabed by ropes." Before the ropes snapped, the 19-year-old Aldi Novel Adilang lived alone out there, visited once a week by "someone from his company who ...
Tags: Law, Indonesia, Aldi, Bbc, Survival, Ann Althouse, Adilang

How to Measure Remaining Sunlight With Your Hands

You’re in the woods near the end of the day and you ask yourself: should I set up camp now, or do I have enough daylight to keep trekking further down the trail? But you’re not sure what time sunset is, and therefore how much light you have left. Sure, you could check your watch/phone, if you have one. But maybe it’s not working, and even if it is, there’s a simple, age-old method you can employ to find out how many daylight hours there are before the sun sets. The cool part is that the only eq...
Tags: Outdoors, Life, Survival, Manly Skills, Visual Guides, Ted Slampyak, Amazon Illustrated

How to Make a Sandbag Wall

Sandbags are one of the most effective ways to deflect water when storms and heavy rains cause flooding. Arranging sandbags into a wall can direct the flow of water away from buildings, roads, or any sensitive structure that might be damaged by a deluge. Keep in mind that a sandbag wall is not completely waterproof. Make sure you have a strategy for dealing with any water that seeps in through cracks in the wall. Electric pumps are your best bet for handling additional water, but you can also b...
Tags: Life, Survival, Electric, Army Corps Of Engineers, Manly Skills