Rescue Recap: 3/4/15

St. George County, UT SAR: Three rescues in one day! Search and Rescue rescued stranded campers and a mule-accident victim.  They even found and rescued a woman no one knew was lost.   Elko County SAR Rescues Stuck NYC Driver ...after his GPS led him down an unpaved snowy road in his BMW.  The tow truck that went to get him also got stuck.   Adirondack Forest Ranger Search and Rescue Highlights: 2/23-3/1/15 All injured hikers and skiers, all the time.  


Survival Kits from SOLKOA Survival Systems

At 5col Survival Supply, we resisted stocking pre-assembled survival kits for a long time. Most off-the-shelf survival kits contain junk-level component thats can't be relied on to help a person manage an emergency. They give the illusion of preparedness. Part of the reason I got in this business was the dearth of so-called survival products out there that are just utter garbage, and I feel like many off-the-shelf kits are full of that stuff. My goal for our company is to carry simple, reli...


Rescue Recap 02/21/15

Utah Man Rescued from Truck Stuck in Snow Poor guy went for what he thought was a quick drive in the mountains, without cold weather gear.  Truck slid off road into ditch, wrecker couldn't get to him, SAR had to be called. Ice Rescue for Mother and Teens "...rescuers repeatedly plunged into the [icy] water..." USCG Icebreaker Polar Star Rescues 26 Aussie Sailors Trapped in pack ice, just like Shackleton. Adirondack SAR Highlights Feb 9-15 "One male transported himself to Adirondack Med...


Winter Prep

It looks like we are in for a cold snowy winter.  Forecasters are predicting that it will be "as bad or worse" than last year.  On that chipper note, I thought now might be a good time to go over winter prep and talk about some of the essentials you may need.  Buffalo, NY, you can laugh at the rest of us for only now talking about getting snowed in when it's old hat for you.     Shelter If you lose power, your first immediate concern is going to be a source of heat.  Generators...