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(CNN)   How did a family of six survive in Nevada's sub-zero temps until they were rescued? By not being dumbasses   (cnn.com) divider line 235
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2013-12-11 12:02:13 PM
The couple, who didn't have extra blankets, started a fire outside after the Jeep overturned. They heated rocks and placed them in the spare tire to keep the children, ages 3 to 10, warm at night.


That's actually really smart.
 
2013-12-11 12:07:45 PM
www.speakers.ca

"Good job".
 
2013-12-11 12:15:32 PM
And they didn't have to drink their own piss.
 
2013-12-11 12:16:58 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The couple, who didn't have extra blankets, started a fire outside after the Jeep overturned. They heated rocks and placed them in the spare tire to keep the children, ages 3 to 10, warm at night.


That's actually really smart.


They put hot rocks in their spare tire?  Didn't that cause horrible burns?

Maybe I just need to lose weight.
 
2013-12-11 12:22:26 PM

Rev.K: [www.speakers.ca image 760x429]

"Good job".


Why has he got shiat on his nose?
 
2013-12-11 12:34:10 PM

Slaxl: Why has he got shiat on his nose?


I assume it's some sort of South American survival tactic.

That or he just enjoys sh*t on his nose.
 
2013-12-11 12:35:05 PM

Slaxl: Rev.K: [www.speakers.ca image 760x429]

"Good job".

Why has he got shiat on his nose?


He's not the king.
 
2013-12-11 12:52:10 PM
(CNN) -- It could have had a much different outcome. A family of six spent two days in the Nevada wilderness in sub-zero temperatures after their Jeep rolled off the side of a dirt road and into a crevice.

They're also lucky the pumas didn't get them.
 
2013-12-11 12:55:47 PM
Those were all very smart decisions, but rolling your jeep off the side of the road in the first place could easily be considered a dumbassable act.
 
2013-12-11 01:08:18 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The couple, who didn't have extra blankets, started a fire outside after the Jeep overturned. They heated rocks and placed them in the spare tire to keep the children, ages 3 to 10, warm at night.


That's actually really smart.


Someone watched Star Trek as a kid...
 
2013-12-11 01:12:05 PM
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2013-12-11 01:14:58 PM
how did they get stuck in the first place?  being dumb asses
 
2013-12-11 01:45:28 PM

Tr0mBoNe: And they didn't have to drink their own piss.


Well no, they didn't HAVE to.
 
2013-12-11 01:46:34 PM
Given the fact that their jeep rolled down a hill, I think it's safe to add "wore their seat belts" to the list of things they did right.
 
2013-12-11 01:47:36 PM

haemaker: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The couple, who didn't have extra blankets, started a fire outside after the Jeep overturned. They heated rocks and placed them in the spare tire to keep the children, ages 3 to 10, warm at night.


That's actually really smart.

Someone watched Star Trek as a kid...


static2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-12-11 01:48:16 PM
I've been trying to prove for years that being a dumbass is the best way to survive.

So far, it's not working.
 
2013-12-11 01:49:15 PM

haemaker: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The couple, who didn't have extra blankets, started a fire outside after the Jeep overturned. They heated rocks and placed them in the spare tire to keep the children, ages 3 to 10, warm at night.

That's actually really smart.

Someone watched Star Trek as a kid...


Or knew how to heat a sweat lodge. Either way, I agree that it's clever. Must have smelled horrible, though.
 
GBB
2013-12-11 01:49:34 PM

Slaxl: Rev.K: [www.speakers.ca image 760x429]

"Good job".

Why has he got shiat on his nose?


Keeps it from getting chapped.
 
2013-12-11 01:51:34 PM

Sleeping Monkey: Those were all very smart decisions, but rolling your jeep off the side of the road in the first place could easily be considered a dumbassable act.


....aaaaaaand here's the thing that most will overlook.  Why did they venture out in such treacherous road conditions?  FTFA-to play in the snow...that they had...all around them...

So, how much did taxpayers waste in searching for them?  I'd say they fall under the category of resourceful idiots.  Darwin missed his opportunity for sweet, sweet revenge and the four kids will likely have four kids who will in turn have four kids, etc ensuring we have future generations who buy extended warranties and vote straight party.
 
2013-12-11 01:51:43 PM

Tr0mBoNe: And they didn't have to drink their own piss.


i.dailymail.co.uk

Inconsolable.
 
2013-12-11 01:51:52 PM
They stayed under the warmth of their fat ass mom?
 
2013-12-11 01:52:01 PM

Sleeping Monkey: Those were all very smart decisions, but rolling your jeep off the side of the road in the first place could easily be considered a dumbassable act.


Yeah, I mean why would you choose to roll your vehicle off the road? How stupid.
 
2013-12-11 01:52:02 PM
Back in my day, I would've had to rub those two rocks together for them to get warm. You with your fancy fire.
 
2013-12-11 01:52:27 PM

Sleeping Monkey: Those were all very smart decisions, but rolling your jeep off the side of the road in the first place could easily be considered a dumbassable act.


It's Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand.
 
2013-12-11 01:53:56 PM
I'm no expert but flipping your jeep full of kids in the middle of nowhere during the cold dead of winter seems pretty dumbass to me.

Good recovery from that original blunder, though.
 
2013-12-11 01:54:06 PM

mjohnson71: It's Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand.


Every other Jeep that passed them in the ditch nodded their heads knowingly and gave a little hand wave.
 
2013-12-11 01:54:25 PM

LordBeavis: Sleeping Monkey: Those were all very smart decisions, but rolling your jeep off the side of the road in the first place could easily be considered a dumbassable act.

....aaaaaaand here's the thing that most will overlook.  Why did they venture out in such treacherous road conditions?  FTFA-to play in the snow...that they had...all around them...

So, how much did taxpayers waste in searching for them?  I'd say they fall under the category of resourceful idiots.  Darwin missed his opportunity for sweet, sweet revenge and the four kids will likely have four kids who will in turn have four kids, etc ensuring we have future generations who buy extended warranties and vote straight party.


Jeeeeeeesus farking Christ, you dramatic little princess! You've somehow turned "six people didn't die" into the downfall of society. Get a grip, already.
 
2013-12-11 01:54:42 PM

Millennium: haemaker: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The couple, who didn't have extra blankets, started a fire outside after the Jeep overturned. They heated rocks and placed them in the spare tire to keep the children, ages 3 to 10, warm at night.

That's actually really smart.

Someone watched Star Trek as a kid...

Or knew how to heat a sweat lodge. Either way, I agree that it's clever. Must have smelled horrible, though.


I think the put the hot rocks on the spare hub, not the rubber. Used it like a "fire ring".
 
2013-12-11 01:57:31 PM
Tr0mbone:   And they didn't have to drink their own piss.

Actually, I was thinking they pissed on each other to keep warm.
 
2013-12-11 01:57:44 PM

LordBeavis: Sleeping Monkey: Those were all very smart decisions, but rolling your jeep off the side of the road in the first place could easily be considered a dumbassable act.

....aaaaaaand here's the thing that most will overlook.  Why did they venture out in such treacherous road conditions?  FTFA-to play in the snow...that they had...all around them...

So, how much did taxpayers waste in searching for them?  I'd say they fall under the category of resourceful idiots.  Darwin missed his opportunity for sweet, sweet revenge and the four kids will likely have four kids who will in turn have four kids, etc ensuring we have future generations who buy extended warranties and vote straight party.


what a dick
 
2013-12-11 01:57:54 PM

LordBeavis: Sleeping Monkey: Those were all very smart decisions, but rolling your jeep off the side of the road in the first place could easily be considered a dumbassable act.

....aaaaaaand here's the thing that most will overlook.  Why did they venture out in such treacherous road conditions?  FTFA-to play in the snow...that they had...all around them...

So, how much did taxpayers waste in searching for them?  I'd say they fall under the category of resourceful idiots.  Darwin missed his opportunity for sweet, sweet revenge and the four kids will likely have four kids who will in turn have four kids, etc ensuring we have future generations who buy extended warranties and vote straight party.


Smug superiority, whining about the money spent to find them, and random political connection.  Now that's a Fark comment.
 
2013-12-11 01:59:04 PM

cards fan by association: I think the put the hot rocks on the spare hub, not the rubber. Used it like a "fire ring".


That would make more sense. Wouldn't want to risk the spare catching fire, either.
 
2013-12-11 02:00:24 PM
Those kids were starting to look mighty tasty.
 
2013-12-11 02:00:31 PM
In any disaster the most important thing is to stop and farking think. Once you have the first moment to safely do so, you need to do so. Your ability to clearly think is only going to get more compromised. That's also why it's a good idea to think about what you would do in various scenarios so that when/if it does happen you have a reference point and you don't have to puzzle it out like MacGyver as you're freezing to death in the snow.

/is going out in the zombie apocalypse like a Boss
 
2013-12-11 02:00:34 PM
They improvised to stay warm. http://www.jacklondons.net/buildafire.html
 
2013-12-11 02:00:55 PM

LordBeavis: Sleeping Monkey: Those were all very smart decisions, but rolling your jeep off the side of the road in the first place could easily be considered a dumbassable act.

....aaaaaaand here's the thing that most will overlook.  Why did they venture out in such treacherous road conditions?  FTFA-to play in the snow...that they had...all around them...

So, how much did taxpayers waste in searching for them?  I'd say they fall under the category of resourceful idiots.  Darwin missed his opportunity for sweet, sweet revenge and the four kids will likely have four kids who will in turn have four kids, etc ensuring we have future generations who buy extended warranties and vote straight party.


10/10

Bites, AND no one called you out for it. That's how you do it folks.
 
2013-12-11 02:00:58 PM

SirEattonHogg: Tr0mbone:   And they didn't have to drink their own piss.

Actually, I was thinking they pissed on each other to keep warm.


Pffftt..after rolling down the hill they all wet themselves and had nothing left to drink.
 
2013-12-11 02:00:58 PM
My father always told me to never go anywhere in a care without the minimum of supplies on board necessary to walk to the nearest point of civilization from any point along the trip.  So all my cars carry extra blankets and coats, boxes of power bars, nuts, etc, a shovel and  maybe a small tent if its the minivan...etc

 I only came close to needing that once, while travelling from DC to KC to visit my wife's family at Christmas.   Well pulled over in Ohio early the first day (8pm) and decided to stay the night at a hotel because the Snow was getting bad and the forecast called for it to stop at midnight.   The next day seemed bright and clear but I insited on topping off the tank, buying a case of water and some groceries "just in case".

Very Glad I did when we got 15 mile down the Interstate and traffic stopped, dead, and did not move for the next 8 hours (actually it was 18 for most drivers but I decided after 8 to go the wrong way on an entrance ramp to get off the highway and try my luck with the local roads).   Not Only was I glad I had those supplies for my family, but it was nice to be able to be one of those walking up and down the line of stalled cars offering supplies to those who weren't as far-sighted (Stuff like that really does bring out the best in people, those with lots of gas and warm cars sheltered families stuck in ones without it, baby food and formula and diapers were procured form those in need etc, all without any real central organization or control)
 
2013-12-11 02:02:22 PM

Slaxl: Rev.K: [www.speakers.ca image 760x429]

"Good job".

Why has he got shiat on his nose?


He's not a king.
 
2013-12-11 02:02:46 PM

SirEattonHogg: Tr0mbone:   And they didn't have to drink their own piss.

Actually, I was thinking they pissed on each other to keep warm.


No, you're thinking about the paid trip.
 
2013-12-11 02:04:23 PM

Lady Indica: In any disaster the most important thing is to stop and farking think. Once you have the first moment to safely do so, you need to do so. Your ability to clearly think is only going to get more compromised. That's also why it's a good idea to think about what you would do in various scenarios so that when/if it does happen you have a reference point and you don't have to puzzle it out like MacGyver as you're freezing to death in the snow.

/is going out in the zombie apocalypse like a Boss


This this this and this. My fiance's family's tendency to panic (over everything, crisis or not) is making me farking nuts myself. If you just take a breath, think about it, you can see how to do things with the least amount of energy. They run around like chickens with their heads cut off and make everything ten times worse.

/meanwhile, they all laugh at me because I come up with weird-ass scenarios that I prepare for, then turns out when something does happen (maybe not that exact thing, but similar enough) that I'm far more prepared than they are
 
2013-12-11 02:04:27 PM

LordBeavis: Sleeping Monkey: Those were all very smart decisions, but rolling your jeep off the side of the road in the first place could easily be considered a dumbassable act.

....aaaaaaand here's the thing that most will overlook.  Why did they venture out in such treacherous road conditions?  FTFA-to play in the snow...that they had...all around them...

So, how much did taxpayers waste in searching for them?  I'd say they fall under the category of resourceful idiots.  Darwin missed his opportunity for sweet, sweet revenge and the four kids will likely have four kids who will in turn have four kids, etc ensuring we have future generations who buy extended warranties and vote straight party.


The world you imagine you live in must be a horrible place.
 
2013-12-11 02:04:36 PM
If you like trekking into the unknown, consider a Sat Phone:
http://www.roadpost.com/IsatPhone-Pro-North-America-Plans-P887C476.a sp x

$50/mo, 24mo contract, 10 mins/mo included.  Seems perfect for emergencies.
 
2013-12-11 02:05:33 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The couple, who didn't have extra blankets, started a fire outside after the Jeep overturned. They heated rocks and placed them in the spare tire to keep the children, ages 3 to 10, warm at night.


That's actually really smart.



except
\""I have never heard of such a thing, but I think it was pretty clever of him," search team leader Paul Burke with state Department of Public Safety, said of Glanton's tactics. "To the extent he was ingenious about it, that is one for the books." "

well now then Mr burke... you ARE A COMPLETE DUMBASS.. its already in the books moron.  Heat rocks... put heated rocks close to you.
 
2013-12-11 02:06:41 PM
Whenever I go on a long journey that could end in a similar situation I always bring a fat kid along, kind of like an insurance policy.
 
2013-12-11 02:07:40 PM
lighting the spare tire on fire might have got them found quicker.
 
2013-12-11 02:08:28 PM
They left out the part about them eating the 3 year old.
 
2013-12-11 02:08:56 PM
 It could have had a much different outcome.  A family of six spent two days in the Nevada wilderness in sub-zero temperatures after their Jeep rolled off the side of a dirt road and into a crevice.
was not led by their irresponsible father into a subzero off road joyride. the end .

there thats how i would have done it -

ME : hmmm  if anything goes wrong my dear family would freeze to death so  i had better not do this dumbshiat type of behavior.
That guy - hey lets go for a subzero off road joyride
Media - he did it right ....
 
2013-12-11 02:08:57 PM

Langdon Alger: lighting the spare tire on fire might have got them found quicker.


It's not like you need the spare when your vehicle shiny-side down.
 
2013-12-11 02:09:29 PM

Rex Kramer - Danger Seeker: Whenever I go on a long journey that could end in a similar situation I always bring a fat kid along, kind of like an insurance policy.


Huh. I usually bring a hot, white, teenaged girl with me. Once she's declared missing, it's only a matter of minutes before we're found.
 
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