A few months back I had to deal with a “webmaster” on a national site that deals with public safety information. They had some very critical public safety information at a link and literally hundreds of web sites linked to …
An under-funded SAR system might be difficult to detect, how do we tell when we don’t have enough resources to do things right?
You get more attention reacting to an emergency than by quietly avoiding it, a rant on appearing to be good versus being good.
The family of a Canadian man missing in Australia posted $100,000 reward for his recovery alive or dead. Amateurs from all over converge on site.
People are still under the impression a Smart Phone can replace a GPS in the wilderness, and they’re still wrong.
Why posting to Social Media when you are lost is a very very stupid thing to do
Climate change means less stable weather, and more disasters. We have to be more efficient at managing emergencies.
I’m a member of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC), Vancouver Section, so I get their monthly “Alpine-E-r” newsletter. For the past several months I’ve noticed the following message in the newsletter: NEW BEACON POLICY The ACC has a new …
I’d like to direct people to Will Gadd’s article on the SPOT Connect. I’ve previously written how smartphones should not be used as a primary navigation device for backcountry travelers. Will points out that the SPOT connect, when paired with …