What does it take to survive in the outdoors in Winter? Or perhaps we should rephrase that question into something more specific, what can we all do to better prepare ourselves for a Winter Season emergency situation - accident, breakdown or getting lost.
Thankfully we knew just who to ask. Members of our 2021 Pelican PRO Team are extremely well suited to help us advance our knowledge of Winter Survival Prep as they both serve as active duty rescue professionals in extreme cold weather climates.
Wryan Webb is a helicopter rescue pilot and outdoor enthusiast with a passion for photography. Wryan grew up in West Texas and is no stranger to the desert, but for the past 12 years he has been growing a career in the maritime environment as an aviation rescue professional. Currently living in northern Michigan, he has spent the last few years exploring the Great Lakes region with his wife and two dogs.
Bradley Pigage is a photographer and Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer based in Kodiak, Alaska. In addition to capturing aviation photography, he loves to take his passion to the outdoors, photographing all things Alaska.
We’ve asked these experts to help us assemble the ultimate Winter Preparedness Kit, by answering these 5 basic questions:
We asked Wryan to provide a list of the gear he keeps protected and ready to deploy in an emergency situation within his Pelican 1400 Protector Case:
Winter Preparedness is about more than unlimited loads of latest gear; it's the evolution of knowledge about what is essential, and what’s too much gear to consistently have with you. The progression of this knowledge is a lifelong journey, and so our Survival Kits are (hopefully) a reflection of your own personal knowledge.
A special thank you goes out to both of our Pelican Pro team members for their service to our country and for taking the time to share their experience with us. We hope this entry and others to come will continue to advance our audience’s knowledge of how to better equip their winter preparedness kit. We highly recommend exploring the Pelican product line of both cases and flashlights to better optimize your own kit, and please tag us on social media so we can share your setup!