Apr 10, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Wilderness survival technique

In “Justice at Forty Below” Jake fell through the ice in minus 20 degrees temperatures. This happened to me on a dog team fishing trip on the Koyakutuk River. Using wilderness survival skills, I learned from a Yupik Elder, I wrung out all the water I could from my clothes and then stuffed them with dried grass. This created an insulating barrier between my skin and the freezing wet clothes. Knowing I had to keep moving I walked behind the dog sled for twenty miles back to the village. Although miserable, I made it home with all my parts intact.

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