Cody says, “If you can’t walk, you die.”
Pamela Salant survives anyway
Cody might also add, never hike alone and take a cell phone with you. Cody and Dave are the Dual Survivalists whose television program is popular. It offers advice about how two people can survive in harsh terrain and circumstances by collaborating and combining their abilities.
When you must survive alone, that is Bear Grylls' department.
“Missing Oregon Hiker Found Alive After Four Days in the Forest
Published August 03, 2011
Pamela Salant of Portland says she ate berries, drank from a creek and also tried to scoot to safety on her bottom because she couldn’t walk.
Hood River County sheriff's Detective Matt English says the 28-year-old Portland was in serious condition with a possible broken left leg after her rescue from Mount Hood National Forest.
"Everyone is just relieved," Aric Essig, Pamela's boyfriend, told Fox 12 "I'm really proud of her."
An Oregon Army Guard helicopter crew spotted Salant sitting on a rock near a creek Tuesday afternoon, and returned to Salem to get a chopper equipped for hoisting her out of the forest. A UH-60 Blackhawk chopper made the actual rescue, carrying Salant to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.
She suffered injuries to her back, leg, and knee, but is expected to be fine, Essig said.
The Oregonian reported that Salant got lost Saturday when she and Essig dropped their gear near Bear Lake and went looking for a camping spot. After her fall, Salant began following a creek, trying to reach the Columbia River and get help, Hood River Country Sheriff’s Detective Matt English said. She ended up in a steep drainage, about a mile and a half from the lake.
"She had fallen off a cliff, a pretty high cliff," Essig described. "She knew she had to get to water, so she scooted her way down this steep hill and found water and drank from a stream."