23 thoughts on “SOLO Snowshoeing in Colorado with a Fire- Our Journey :: Episode #14

  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    Build a fire and dry out

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    I think the last time I was on snowshoes was in the middle 90s had some great old wooden snowshoes but since then things have gone well for my family so I don't get out much anymore but I still do the bushcraft thing now and then.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    I would get under a group of big trees, pull the 9×12 2 mil painters tarp out of my hip pocket, some cordage out jacket and make a shelter and the make a fire out of the match case from my pocket, which also has a couple of my fire starters that i have in jacket pocket. Always have in pockets my EDC along with my pistol and ammo. Any where i go its always there along with compass and area light in jacket along 2 small flashlights in pocket. I also have a folding knife in pocket. Always EDC.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    Knife or hot cocoa? Knife or hot cocoa? 😃 I would get busy collecting wood for a fire…need to get dry and then stay warm. Then think why in blankety blank those people didn't have a backup way to get to their clients! Snowmobile or something! Shame on them. Purdy area. Thanks. (Link for those snowshoes?)

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    Shelter and fire.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    I was a girl scout and you know that motto! Be prepared.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    Interesting scenario…well since people know we are there and it would be warm by the hot springs i'd stay there and hopefully would still have a good supply of whisky left ha ha

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    I would pee S.O.S in the snow,, then make a couple of snow angels next to it ,, get back in the hot springs and dream of Spirit Forest….awaiting for rescue…..

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    The forest is so beautiful in the winter when covered with snow. Glad you had a nice hike.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    Well what I would do is, as per your story and question. Is get everyone ready for a camp night. Gather wood for a shelter and fire. Set snares for food have a second fire for smoke signaling . If one of you is ambitious climb a tree to see if a signal can be achieved with a cell phone . Buckle down and take turns on keeping the fire going til help arrives.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    Always carry two or three knives. Boot , pocket and hunting knife. Great video

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    I would call Spirit Forest. 🙂

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    Above all you want to start a good warm fire and dry your cloths start a shelter for sure and surely they have left word for what time to expect them but above all always work and prepare for the worse case that they can’t get to you

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    That little stove works great wish I had that this past weekend what kind is it? Ok also about your friend and the story,first they where very lucky that they didn't have to spend the night or else they might of died.sorry if it sounds a bit much but they had a lot going against them,wet,cold,drunk,no experience ,and a serious injury.what would I had done?with zero experience is hard to say,but defnetly a big fire for starters some where sheltered from the snow,dry all my clothing off,attend to the injured person.don't walk away and wander off especially in this particular situation,stay put,this is a common mistake.if your drunk wet and cold in a middle of a snow storm don't wander away from the group or the location where people are expecting you to be.alcohol actually lowers your body core temperature leaving you pretty dang cold in a winter situation.if worse came to worse and I had zero experience and was freazing to death I think I would of went back to the hot spring and stayed in there for warmth .I know that sounds crazy but if the options were freeze to death or a hot spring I would choose hot spring(with no experience).they are very lucky.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    Build fire , get into dry cloths ( always have extra set ) get some sort of shelter set up . Cedars , snow block and stay calm

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    Not enough information to answer the question as to what to do. How far is the walk? Is there dry wood to make a fire? Do you have the skills and materials to make a fire. Is there any other shelter around? Only get in the hot spring if there are no other options. It will save your life but you can only take so much hot water. How hot is the water? Hot water can kill you if stay in it too long and it's more than 105. Hiking without adequate moisture barrier and sweating can cause hypothermia if the hike is too far and your out of shape on top of it. Snow cave is an option if you have decent cold weather clothes. The key to staying warm is to stay dry.

    Daniel Pratt's advice is good.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    Better to be prepare than to be caught with your pants down…or your clothes wet, or no way to get warm.
    Nice video…TFS!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    I would scout the area for natural shelter large enough to protect everyone, such as a cave or cluster of trees. Build a fire and settle down for the night. In the morning reassess depending on if it has stopped snowing. But then again, I grew up camping and lived on a farm.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    Strong wisdom, lighter in pocket for body heat. Don't work as well in extreme cold. Walk towards shuttle, storms can shutdown roads and last for days.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:57 am
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    build a fire, dry off, check the group for resources, stay with the group, wait for help.

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