Search and Rescue Notes Volume 2 Shadowfox
28 Jul 2017

SAR Notes Vol. 2: The Subject Who Did It Right

Sometimes there are people who aren’t prepared for things to go wrong. And sometimes there are people who are ready for just about anything. This is a story of the latter. One recent July morning, I answered a callout to help search for a missing hiker who had been separated

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Improvised above the knee tourniquet on soldier in camouflage gear
16 Jun 2017

12-Year-Old Girl Saves Friend’s Life With Hunger Games First Aid Move

Good for this girl! I read on MSN News that a 12-year-old girl from Massachusetts used a tourniquet method she read about in the Hunger Games books. The girl, Megan Gething, and a friend, Mackenzie George, also 12, were playing near their home when Mackenzie slipped and gashed her leg

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Amber Van Hecke Stranded in Desert
08 May 2017

True Tale of Desert Survival

We recently learned that a Texas woman got stranded in a remote part of Arizona after she ran out of gas during a solo trip to the Grand Canyon. We didn’t hear about this case until after the show about this woman’s rescue aired on 20/20 in March. But it

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alaska survival
16 May 2016

Survival on Screen: Ultimate Survival Alaska Season 1

Survival on Screen is where Shadow Fox takes a look at survival and field craft practices in movies and TV. Some are great, others not so much. We break down what’s happening on screen and what viewers should or shouldn’t take away from the production. National Geographic’s first season of

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desert survival
16 May 2016

Grandmother Rescued after 9 Days in Arizona Wilderness

One woman recently learned the hard way how important it is to always be prepared for the worst. Ann Rodgers, 72, and her dog Queenie were rescued after spending nine days in the Arizona wilderness. On March 31, Rodgers was driving to visit her grandchildren in Phoenix when her car

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car in flood
09 May 2016

Man Escapes Flooded River After Truck is Submerged

A man put his skills to use so he could survive a monster flood in Springfield, Missouri. Jonathan Whitworth is lucky to be alive after he drove over Wilson’s Creek in West Springfield. It can happen so fast you don’t even realize the situation. To hear Jonathan tell it to

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hiker on a summit
17 Mar 2016

Man Rescued after Icy Fall Thanks Cell Phone for Survival

A day hike nearly turned deadly for an Idaho man who fell down an icy slope on Indian Mountain in Southeast Idaho. According the the Idaho State Journal, the hiker has been identified as Gary Fitzgerald Jr. He was hiking alone on March 2 when he fell about 200 feet

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desert survival
28 Jan 2016

Headed for the Heat? Better Know These Seven Rules of Desert Survival

The desert is an incredible environment to explore. Rock formations, vibrant colors, and varied landscapes make the hiking experience incredibly rewarding. However, hiking in the desert comes with some serious risks. Even if you’re not planning to be gone for long, let someone know where you’re planning to hike and

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06 Jan 2016

Boy Scouts Help Troop Leader Survive Bear Attack

A Boy Scout leader and a few scouts were out for a hike when he had a dangerous encounter with an angry bear. The bravery and survival skills of his son and two other Boy Scouts would end up saving his life. Check out the video below to hear from

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car in flood
23 Dec 2015

Flooded Creek Car Escape Teaches Valuable Survival Lessons

Winter weather can cause flash floods that make roads you thought you knew take on a new, and very deadly, risk. Trevor Thorlakson, 16, didn’t notice the water until it was too late when he was driving on a rural road in in Gerald, Missouri. He and a friend were

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