A little Humor and A little knowledge

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When I was learning to pilot airplanes in Alaska in the early 80's, several of the pilots and would-bes were discussing a recent crash in the bush. Seems a new pilot was on her first solo flight and had to "put it down" out in the bush. This issuse was that the rescue folks couldn't get to her for 3 days. When found, she was slightly dehydrated and HUNGRY. Seems she had not packed the FAA required rations and only had a peanut butter sandwich. Discussion insued as to what to store in your plane for survival food.

One of the experienced pilots pointed out that the nice freeze dried stuff gets eaten when you go fishing, hunting, etc. and it easy to forget to replace it, leaving you short on rations should a real emergency arise.

After we had all opined at great lenght, the oldest, most experienced and respected pilot calmly said "boys, I had that problem solved 10 years ago". A hush fell over the crowd. For we REALLY wanted to hear his solution.

"It's really pretty easy, you just carry a 10 lb. bag of dried dog food. You'll not be tempted in the least to eat it in normal circumstances and you'll be very glad you have it in an emergency."

And yes, I did try it. Not the plane crash, I am not quite that foolish. But I did try a diet of dried dog food for about 36 hours and did not suffer unduly. (You do get pretty thirsty). I did not seem to experience any other side effects, if you discount the urge to chase cars. :)

Strange by TRUE

Gary Hale -wuuf-

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