I am by nature a very sarcastic person. Some people don’t realize when I’m being serious or sarcastic. Today I am being serious about a serious situation. By now most of you have heard about the couple who were “lost” in the BWCA.
According to articles, “The couple got disoriented because they missed a portage and continued on a path they thought would get them back to their car…We kept pushing thinking go a little farther, go a little farther until we got in so deep to the swamp we were stuck.”
Maybe I need to interview the couple or see the exact location where they were found. But in my mind the couple paddled up a creek, couldn’t go any farther so they stayed put in a swamp until they were rescued. Here’s my advice, if you reach a dead end when paddling up a creek then turn around and go back the way you came from.
Another article says, “We had good gear, we had good supplies, compass, maps, preparation, first aid. I’m a nurse, he is an Alaska army vet and an outdoors man, we were experienced,” Scaia said.”
I think there is something missing from their list and if they would have had it then they maybe wouldn’t have found themselves stuck in a swamp. What was the missing item? I don’t want to be mean so I’ll let you come to your own conclusion.