How to survive a U.P. winter…

Todd Theoret, member of Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue, right demonstrates how to remove limbs from a tree during a Winter Survival Tactics Class at the Chocolay Township Hall on Saturday. The two-hour class offered winter outdoor enthusiasts some simple tips that may help them survive if they find themselves in unforeseen circumstances. Topics covered included what to pack in your daypack; using maps; compasses and GPS units when lost; what clothing to wear; cell phone use; and keeping children safe outside. More information about the Michigan Back Country Search and Rescue on the web go to www.mibsar.com/index.htm (Journal photo by Lisa Bowers)


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