Skip to comments.Survival school will allow water bottles after man's death
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.
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Isn’t that the training course run by that “Digging for the Truth” guy?
Could be. I don't know details beyond the article.
I guess that they will not be using Buschow as a reference of previous clients.
Maybe they should allow them before a man’s death.
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.
They’re still in business?
they get Domino’s delivered too?
Big of them. < /s>
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.
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.
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