Millions of people go hiking in the National Parks, forests, and wilderness areas of the US and Canada every year. And while most come back with happy memories and photos of the beautiful scenery, others return home with stories of survival. With my personal experience in the Search and Rescue community, we will talk in-depth with outdoor survivalists, professional rescuers, National Park Services, and many more about what it takes to survive the wilderness.
Gary McCaleb, a veteran of both the military and civil services was hiking along with his daughters and grandchildren in the San Juan National Forest, CO near Navajo Lake when he came across a woman with a medical emergency. As a prior Park Firefighter, Forester, and EMT; Gary knew he needed to act quickly and pressed his Garmin's SOS button.
Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class, Kyle O'Brien, gives us an inside look at the Search and Rescue process. His squadron VX-31 is one of the response assets for wilderness areas such as Yosemite, Sierra, Sequoia, and Death Valley National Parks.
Hi There! I am Adrian Moreno, the host of STAY ALIVE, a podcast dedicating to spreading wilderness survival awareness and provide a platform to the Search and Rescue community. As a prior Navy search and rescue swimmer, I was given an opportunity to expand my knowledge base on outdoor survival. That training came in handy in December of 2014 when I became lost in the Grand Teton National Park, WY. Since my experience, I have a mission to make survival techniques and information available to everyone.