Winter Survival

Record Snowfall in Buffalo NY

Walking in the Snow You may have seen the snow in Buffalo NY this past week, up to what appears to be 8' in some places! The latest report today indicates 8 snow related deaths, 5 of them from heart attacks. Every year as a paramedic in Denver the first heavy snow of the year would bring the early morning calls for heart attack victims, sometimes 3-4 within the city itself. These were typically males in late forties through early 60's who were in reasonable physical condition. Needless to say none of them expected that the exertion of shoveling snow would be enough to trigger a heart attack!

Last year we redesigned our Personal Survival Kit to be much smaller,  allowing for easier use and flexibility in carrying in different vehicles, including Snowcats, Snowmobiles, ATV’s, UTV’s, pickup trucks etc. Modern technology has provided the ability to maintain a high level of survival integrity with...

There are numerous experts who we have all heard warn us about the dangers of climate change, global warming, greenhouse gases and doom and gloom associated with it. We don't often hear from the other side, but I did read an article recently that caught...