Surviving the elements

SEELEY LAKE – Pilots train hard for a potential emergency landing. However, having the knowledge to survive after landing the aircraft in mountainous terrain during the winter season is a whole different skill set. More than 20 individuals learned and practiced their survival skills at the Surratt Memorial Winter Survival Course held in Seeley Lake Jan. 24-26. While everyone recalled different parts of the training stood out, the focus was clear - the best chance for survival in an emergency winter situation is to be prepared, with both knowledge and gear.

The Montana Department of Transportat...


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