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Sierra ordeal: Man dies, woman survives
sfgate.com ^ | 12/7/12 | Will Kane

Posted on 12/07/2012 10:05:40 AM PST by GSWarrior

A woman trapped for six days in the Sierra was found by her brother as she crawled along a snow-covered dirt road where she and her male companion had been testing the man's new four-wheel-drive Jeep, authorities said Thursday.

Paula Lane's companion didn't survive the ordeal and died in the snow after leaving Lane in the vehicle and setting out to find help, said a spokesman for the Alpine County Sheriff's Department.

Lane crawled past her companion's dead body as she was trying to make it to safety, said Undersheriff Robert Levy.

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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I knew the limits of my VW THING

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I am pondering this line...


51 posted on 12/07/2012 6:38:10 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

My guess is that this idiot would not have known how to use a winch even if his jeep had been equipped with one.


52 posted on 12/07/2012 6:44:10 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Chickensoup

This I cannot abide.


53 posted on 12/07/2012 6:49:16 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Chickensoup

Google VW THING. Yep. I used to have one of those critters.


54 posted on 12/07/2012 8:53:06 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Google VW THING. Yep. I used to have one of those critters.

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I vaugely remember them. I was pondering its limits. LOL


55 posted on 12/08/2012 6:41:09 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I was watching a survival program on Discovery Channel and that’s the first thing they recommended if one were stuck in a remote area with no way out. Other suggestions were to cut up the seat cushions and strap them to your feet for snow shoes.


56 posted on 12/08/2012 6:44:54 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph
Was it "I Shouldn't Be Alive?"

I love that show.

57 posted on 12/11/2012 11:52:10 AM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: GSWarrior
LOL! I love that show, too. Haven't seen it in a while. No, that wasn't it. IT was a survival expert analyzing a real-life ordeal and giving suggestions on what the victims could have done instead. It was really interesting.

Speaking of I Shouldn't Be Alive, 99 percent of the problems presented are caused by people making really stupid choices! Sometimes I find myself almost rooting for nature to take them out. The Australian dad who gets stuck in the desert with his daughter comes to mind. Wow!

58 posted on 12/13/2012 6:37:58 PM PST by rabidralph
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