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Survival school will allow water bottles after man's death
Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 6/5/2007 | Ed White

Posted on 06/05/2007 2:44:03 PM PDT by TChris

A wilderness-survival school is allowing campers to carry a 32-ounce water bottle instead of a smaller cup during a grueling course in southern Utah, a change from last year when a New Jersey man died of dehydration.

"They're allowed to carry them and drink as they go," said Andrew Wright, an attorney for the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, known as BOSS.

Dave Buschow, 29, collapsed and died on the second day of a 28-day expedition in the searing heat of the Utah desert in July 2006.

Participants were given a 24-ounce cup and told to drink water only from natural sources, such as streams, canyon pools or underground springs. But guides didn't find any water for roughly 10 hours.

The U.S. Forest Service, citing Buschow's death, partially suspended the school's use of Dixie National Forest until the school got advice on providing food and water.

The agency lifted the suspension May 25 after the school filed a new operating plan that allows a 32-ounce bottle for "obtaining and transporting water" during the early phase of the field course and two bottles during later stages.

(Excerpt) Read more at sltrib.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: dehydration; itisthedesertasshole; stupidity
Horrible way to die. I hope the school thinks he "stretched himself" far enough. :-(
1 posted on 06/05/2007 2:44:06 PM PDT by TChris
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To: TChris

Isn’t that the training course run by that “Digging for the Truth” guy?


2 posted on 06/05/2007 2:46:24 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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But guides didn't find any water for roughly 10 hours.

They were teaching something that they were unqualified to teach apparently.
3 posted on 06/05/2007 2:46:55 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: lepton
Isn’t that the training course run by that “Digging for the Truth” guy?

Could be. I don't know details beyond the article.

4 posted on 06/05/2007 2:50:04 PM PDT by TChris (The Republican Party is merely the Democrat Party's "away" jersey - Vox Day)
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To: TChris

I guess that they will not be using Buschow as a reference of previous clients.


5 posted on 06/05/2007 3:05:31 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: TChris

Maybe they should allow them before a man’s death.


6 posted on 06/05/2007 3:07:36 PM PDT by RonF
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To: kinoxi

Even in the USAF survival school in Nevada mountains in the midst of the very hot, extremely dry summer the school made sure that we had sufficient H20 and there were streams pointed out to us on a map as a capture-free zone.


7 posted on 06/05/2007 3:11:37 PM PDT by middie
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To: TChris

They’re still in business?


8 posted on 06/05/2007 3:32:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: TChris

they get Domino’s delivered too?


9 posted on 06/05/2007 3:41:05 PM PDT by sure_fine ( not one to over kill the thought process)
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To: TChris

Big of them. < /s>


10 posted on 06/05/2007 3:58:35 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, I find that amazing too. But half of the dozen or so people who were in the group where the man was denied water and died, actually continued with the rest of the expedition! There are plenty of really really stoopid people in the world, and I guess in a free market businesses cater to them.


11 posted on 06/05/2007 4:01:10 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: TChris
The original article is posted here.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1827445/posts

One of the key comments from the guides who chose to travel DURING THE DAY IN THE DESERT SUN WAS;
He was 200 feet from the water. Is that the point where you give it (water) to him

And this school is still in business ?
12 posted on 06/05/2007 4:05:34 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: TChris

Bottled water is a big seller in the only nation on Earth where water is free, safe, purified and available from millions of taps and can be had everywhere you turn. Go figure.


13 posted on 06/05/2007 5:05:37 PM PDT by R.W.Ratikal
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To: R.W.Ratikal

Say What?


14 posted on 06/05/2007 6:31:35 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (It doesn't matter who wins in 2008. It's Nehmiah Scudder in 2012)
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