Recent instances of people trapped in the snows of the Pacific Northwest mountains serve to remind us that anyone venturing into the high country in wintertime should familiarize themselves with some important survival skills. The Colorado Dept. of Wildlife has produced an informational guide, The Art of Survival by ‘Papa Bear’ Whitmore. Available online and for checkout from our library, this guide explains wilderness survival tips such as what to do for food and water, and ways to signal rescuers. These tips are relevant not only for winter but for anyone in the mountains at any time of year. DOW also has an online article, Survival Tips for the Colorado High Country, which is mostly aimed at hunters but provides valuable outdoor survival advice for anyone heading to the mountains.
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