Stories tagged: survival
Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Expedition Alaska: Racers, crew and filmmakers took risks in adventure race
Using maps, compasses and vague directions, 20 teams of four endurance athletes tackled 300-plus miles of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in the 2015 Expedition Alaska adventure race. They traveled by foot, …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Search and rescue volunteers make commitment to community
It’s not enough that a search and rescue (SAR) team knows how to look for people in the wild. The team members also must be able to look out for …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Rule of nature outweighs emotional reaction
Across from my cabin in Stevens County this past weekend, I spotted a bedded deer. The find sparked a two-day drama that included my greatest hopes, starkest fears and the …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Snow caving practice hones winter survival skills
A group of Spokane Mountaineers shouldered packs last weekend and snowshoed out from Lookout Pass with shovels and the right attitude for their first time winter camping in snow caves.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Newest Opinel knife designed for survival
Opinel made its first knife in 1890, and since that date the French company has produced untold millions of its iconic wood-handle blades. This year, the classic look gives ways …
Sat., April 2, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Spokane’s Hazen Audel goes wild hosting ‘Primal Survivor’ TV series
Hazen Audel is returning to the National Geographic Channel this week with a new nine-episode globetrotting series called Primal Survivor.
Sun., Feb. 1, 2015, 6:55 a.m.
Search and Rescue teams learn winter survival basics from Air Force pros
The winter survival clinic conjured up visions from Jack London’s classic short story, To Build a Fire, as students labored to create life-saving warmth near the damp, snowy shores of …
Sun., Feb. 1, 2015, 6:54 a.m.
‘Saved by Pedro’: Rescued climber ready to give back, joins Search and Rescue team
After being rescued from a climbing accident at Chimney Rock and recovering from the injuries, Ammi Midstokke has joined the ranks of the volunteers who saved her. “I get to …
Sun., Feb. 1, 2015, 6:52 a.m.
10 tips for building a fire in wet conditions
Following are 10 sure-fire steps to building a fire in wet conditions: 1 Select a site out of the wind, away from snow-loaded tree limbs, that suits your purpose, whether …
Sun., Dec. 28, 2014
2014 Outdoors: spotlight
Local teacher a survivor Former Ferris High School science teacher, survival instructor, naturalist and artist Hazen Audel is spotlighting the skills of indigenous people in remote niches of the world …
Sun., Dec. 7, 2014
Spokane’s Hazen Audel taps skills of indigenous people for Survive the Tribe TV series
Spiders and snakes were more inspiring than school to Hazen Audel as he grew up in Spokane. “My high school teachers would never have bet that I’d become a science …
Sun., Sept. 7, 2014
Out & About: Groups revive monthly programs
OUTTEACH – After a summer hiatus, Inland Northwest outdoors groups are reviving monthly free programs. Among this week’s offerings are: • Bicycling Trans-Washington, 6:30 p.m., Monday, at Riverview Retirement Center, …
Sun., Dec. 15, 2013
Live large this winter
Although winter weather arrived early this year, the season officially begins on Saturday. So what are you going to do about it? You could join the masses that cower inside …
Fri., Dec. 7, 2012, 9:46 a.m.
Woman ate tomatoes, snow while stranded in Sierra
CARSON CITY, Nev. — A family member says a Nevada woman ate snow and tomatoes for nearly a week and found shelter in a hollowed-out tree after she became stranded …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
When on the SPOT, device did its job
It seems wrong to say that Montana elk hunter John Chepulis was lucky. Last week he was lying in a Bozeman hospital intensive care room hooked up to a ventilator …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2011
Don’t forget basic items
Every hunter should carry basic survival items, even for short forays from camp or the vehicle. A classic case in point occurred a few years ago in North Idaho, when …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2010
Skills to live by
Get out of harm’s way. Shelter yourself from the elements. Build a fire. Signal your location. These basic elements of backcountry survival are easier said than done. “You can’t just …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2010
Rescuers would be hard to find without help from volunteers
Usually news reports mention them only in passing, something like this: “The injured hunter was found this morning by a search and rescue team after being reported missing last night …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2010
Building a fire in wet conditions
Ten sure-fire steps to building a fire in conditions that many would consider hopeless.