Get Lost! Or Not

It won’t be long before two-leggeds start entering the forest in search of blue gems known as blueberries on the Gunflint Trail.  Some times these two legged creatures get so caught up in the berry patches they forget to look up to see where they are, where they came from and where they are going.  Before long a person can get disoriented or find themselves in an area where the brush is too tall to see their surroundings. Panic can set in and before he or she realizes what is happening they trip over a stump and find themselves on the ground with one leg bone sticking one way and another leg bone sticking another way.  Without food, water or a way to communicate this person is what is known as SOL(shit outta luck). Maybe they told someone where they were going, maybe they have a whistle around their neck and maybe someone will come looking for them but then again, maybe not.

My advice to you is to not go blueberry picking on the Gunflint Trail. It’s way too dangerous with the lions, tigers, bears and of course Sasquatch. You are much safer to head to the nearest grocery store and buy a pint of blueberries, they are bigger anyway. Leave the dangerous work to people like me who know how to handle Sasquatch when he approaches and asks for all of your berries.

If you must go blueberry picking then please be careful. Pick with a partner, stick together, know your surroundings and tell others where you are going and when you’ll be back. And if you happen to see Sasquatch, just remember I warned you.

Woman Emerges From Russian Wilderness After Rescuers Lose Hope

Justin Meissen / FlickrA woman who was lost in wilderness for nearly a month has found her way out of the forest.

A young woman who was lost in the Far Eastern wilderness for nearly a month has found her way out of the forest, a week after rescuers had given up on finding her, a news report said.

The 28-year-old woman, who was reported missing on June 13 — a day after she had gone into a forest to gather wild plants in the north of Sakhalin Island — re-emerged over the weekend just 3 kilometers away from where she had entered the woods, a spokesperson for the local emergency situations service said, Interfax reported Monday.

The woman told rescuers that she and her companions — one of whom is still missing — had nothing to eat while they were in the forest and survived by drinking water and covering themselves with tree branches for warmth at night, the spokesperson was quoted as saying.

Two men, aged 45 and 72, went into the forest along with woman, the report said. The 45-year-old man, who was spotted by a search helicopter on June 15, told rescuers that the trio had become lost and had an argument about which way to go, leading the younger man to head off in one direction, and the woman and her older companion to head off in another, the report said.

By late June, rescuers had apparently given up on finding the woman and her older companion, ending the “active phase” of their search, Interfax reported.

When the woman re-emerged from the forest on Saturday, she said that two days earlier her 72-year-old companion had felt too tired to walk, and she continued alone to search for a way out of the forest, the spokesperson told Interfax.

The woman refused hospitalization and accompanied rescuers back into the woods on Sunday to search for the older man, but was unable to locate the spot where she had left him, the report said.

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