Surviving Cold

January 7, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Greg Davenport, a survival expert who will be speaking at the International Sportsmen’s Exposition running Thursday through next Sunday at the San Mateo County Event Center in California (ISE San Mateo), offers tips that are useful for any outdoorsperson, in virtually any climate. His three critical rules: 1. Stop and Stay Put, 2. Identify Your Survival Needs, and 3. Improvise. “A car has a ton of improvising equipment. For instance, a mirror can be ripped off as a signaling device. Seats cushions can be cut up for insulation. A spare tire can be burned as a smoke signal, but only if you know the search-and-rescue teams are close.” Tom Stienstra in the San Francisco Chronicle.