Canadian soldiers in bear country spend night in cave...

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Mr Happy, Aug 26, 2004.

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  1. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    So, the Canadian press is worse than the British, and the troops in bear country hid in a cave... Canadian Military promises it will never happan again..
  2. looking at it in another way, the soldiers used survival skills and common sense by staying in a cave rather staying out in the fog and possibly end up in the icy water or eaten by the Bears.
    re equipment , a GPS would have made a lot of difference
  3. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    It sounds like a compass would have been a good start.
  4. In that part of the world a compass is useless. Even navigation by the stars is difficult due to being so far north. They did the right thing.
  5. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    Bollocks lads, going anywhere by air expecting an air pick up with no kit is a bone error, and if you were not such REMFs you'd know that.
  6. I concur - not terribly bright going out for walkies in Polar Bear country. When I did my winter indoc course in the CF, proper gear, food and bags of rounds were the order of the day. Those bears are awfully big and VERY fast - and can smell food miles away. Lucky chaps indeed...