Originally Posted by Ronstar
My BIL went solo on a hunting trip to Alaska. Float plane dropped him off and the pilot said he'd be back at the same spot a week later to pick him up. The week later was 9/11/2001. My BIL went to the drop-off spot 0n 9/11 and waited for 3 days until the plane returned. He had no way of contacting anyone, so he had no idea what was going on. Luckily he had his fishing gear to catch some dinner.
That story plus the one that follows should be a lesson to everyone. In 2003 four of went on a fly-in fishing trip to Wawa, Ontario Canada. That was the base camp but the lake we were flying into was another 75 miles out in the wilderness. We were the only cabin on the lake. We were offerred a satelite phone but we declined. Everything went okay but exactly one year later I had a heart attack while working in the yard. What might have happened if I would have had that heart attack up in Canada? I might not be writing this story. Always go prepared. Don't think cell phones work as there are no towers up in the boonies.