.. If this were one of your family members or friends; I fear you would feel quite differently.
I think this is true for most people but some of us have a good idea of how we would feel. To make a very long and somewhat interesting story very short I and two other guys found ourselves stranded in the bush hundreds of kilometers from home (but within 100k of a reserve) on a winter road (in the summer), with a vehicle that is hard to describe. Think of a car with most of the body cut off, only a bit of the roof left and a broken axle.
One of the other guys was not handling the situation well. We should have lied to him about our situation...actually we did a bit but he was still finding it difficult to hold it together. After about 10hrs and just before nightfall rescue arrived but only for one of us.
As he faded into the distance our situation improved. We settled in the for night knowing that tomorrow we would self rescue if no further help came along. Since we had only seen one other vehicle we figured one a day was the most one could hope for.
The guy that was with us got back to town and tried to mount a rescue mission but when he went to my Dad for help he found his plans and himself frustrated. Apparently when informed we were stuck in the bush over a 100k from anywhere with no camping equipment, no food, and no warm clothes (though it was summer) the only question asked was if we were injured.
Our new buddy said no and suggested calling the RCMP. The response was a simple no need for that, thank you very much for letting him know and that there was nothing to worry about.
Our new buddy told us that he was shocked but went back to his place fretting about us in the bush and thinking my Dad was nuts or did not understand the situation.
Thing is we tend to self rescue and that is understood. I can follow the predetermined and agreed to steps when it comes to my Dad I cannot, would not for other family members (or my Dad if I wasn't sure what he wanted me to do).
Which is why I will gladly help to find someone who when found just says "Doh I should'a called."
To me that just fine and a good outcome.
As a taxpayer I have no problem with the minor expenses my government incurs addressing such issues, though I do agree with insurance being required for travel in certain areas at certain times.