I have one of those psycho daredevil friends who climbs in dangerous places like Mt. Hood. The standard survival method, I believe, is to dig a "snow cave" and ride it out. I hear they can actually be quite warm. Maybe more so with two or more people in there. As long as your snow cave doesn't get buried in an avalanche or something. I think that is why they are so hopeful they will find those two climbers yet once the storm breaks and conditions improve. If they are riding it out in a snow cave they would be hard to spot. Most likely with all that snow they could melt water - just eating the snow is no good I guess. Water and not dying from hypothermia are the big enemies I'd say. I wouldn't be surprised if they find them yet. Hope so.
Make a quincy. this is like an igloo, but is made by piling snow into a large hill, waiting two to three hours for the outer crust to crystallize and then carefully digging out the hill by a small opening like the entrance to an igloo. Afterwards, you can light candles inside the quincy, place a backpack in front of the door to trap air inside and you can get the quincy up to 1 degree inside, in an outside temp of minus 25. trust me, ive made one (or 5), in my lifetime, and they are amazing. we were able to sleep just in sweaters, socks and pants and sleeping bags in our quincy and it was minus 25. of course, the mornings are pretty damned cold, but at least we made it through the night.
also if you live in places with snow, like me, you need to be prepared for driving in it, winter tires, no exceptions. always have back up sources of power and heat like a generator or wood stove. warm clothes, and lots of them.
Thank you for your awesome thoughts, very appreciated. With the snow hitting the certain towns. I forget which ones, right off. I feel for them. One town is -4 degreez. WOW!! Thats past artic level in my opinion. You know they are having weather challenges by the truck loadz. They are supposed to be getting more snow again. Bless their heart .
minus 4??? Thats late spring for us! We dream of -4 during our winters and when it happens, we're all out in t-shirts Not lying either.
Pack an emergency bag and throw it in the trunk. We care alot of emergency tools and flares and even take a small catalytic heater when we head to the mountains in the winter. Always dress appropriatly and make your kids do the same you never know if you'll have to walk.
During a snowstorm, you can't see your hand in front of you, let alone the sun, but its mighty beautiful. Our temps can go as low as -50 with the wind chill in january and february, but usually hover around -25 as an average. Keep in mind though, that is just the temperature. It does not include the wind chill which would normally drop us to about minus 35 during the cold months. winter is tough in these here parts. Last year we had so much snow, we could not see our our picture window.
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