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Old 12-11-13, 08:34 AM   #1
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Clever or Irresponsible? Family of 6, 4-wheeling in subfreezing weather alone

http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/11/us/nev...html?hpt=hp_t2

I would never do this.
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Old 12-11-13, 10:22 AM   #2
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Maybe a little bit of both...
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Clever. Misadventures can happen to anyone.
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2 words: Donner Party http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party

could have been worse..

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I believe they lucked out,I often hunt and am off road in the snow here,but I carry survival gear and know how to use it.
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Both. If you are heading into the back country you should always take a few basics with you.

Like blankets.
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I believe they lucked out,I often hunt and am off road in the snow here,but I carry survival gear and know how to use it.
+1 ... was just thinking about them. luck was surely with them
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I'm not familiar with the terrain. But it appears the driver wasn't familiar with his vehicle's ability. The escalation of a what might be called a minor incident (the slow roll over caused by ground conditions and driver/vehicle ability) into a tenuous survival incident (weather and remote location) is often what separates the living from the dead. Be Prepared means avoiding the accident or mitigating its impact.
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