Originally Posted by cb32863
That pic has been validated as real many times, there is even video of it. Use the Googs to find it....
Back on topic... thinking if you are unprepared for what ever "adventure" you are going on, you are going to run in to problems. Like being lost in a forest, mountains, desert, or at sea. We don't have the full details on what happened to this particular individual so we really can't judge the circumstances as of yet.
I think that's true. The kicker is that you can never really be "fully prepared". That's a fallacy. For example, the speargun: he had just thrown it into his gear bag to store it. No forethought. And he had to dive back into the sinking boat to grab that gear bag...not even remembering what all was in it. Luck? Preparation? He figured the former.
You can have 500 lbs of top-notch gear ready to go. But when things go sick, what will you have time to grab? He didn't have time to get to his food or water - and many other things he wished he could have taken with him.
His best survival tool was his ingenuity. Hands down.