Author: Michael Coyle

The only constant in life is human fallability, so when we’re away from the social safety net, we need to know we can rely on each other.

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From a Search and Rescue perspective none of these reasons for climbing a mountain makes a damn bit of difference.

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Musing on managing a recent multi day search for a missing dog walker, and a lost person behaviour profile for Dog Walkers

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It’s another self reflective blog post about the year in review!

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Accidental trigger of a SPOT device, general discussion of devices limitations, and how to avoid them.

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Using Snapchat stories to locate missing 3 missing hikers

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Emergency Management BC published the yearly summary statistics for emergency response in BC and like last year I did some analysis. We now have 20 years of statistics on SAR in BC! You may recall that last year there seemed …

Long term SAR Trends in British Columbia Read More »

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A trope is a kind of conceptual shorthand often used in storytelling – but the harm the larger issue of backcountry safety.

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There’s no central list of missing persons SAR groups in BC have been unable to find. I’d like to create one.

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First responders may not be able to diagnose a skull fracture in the field.

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