Survival Story: 72 Year Old Man Survives 19 Days in Wilderness.

You may or may not have heard of Gene Penaflor, a 72 year old hunter that was found himself lost when he and a friend decided to separate to flush some deer. At some point Mr. Pentaflor fell and was knocked unconscious. When he came to a several hours later, injured and disoriented, he realized he’d been out for quite a while and was no longer sure of where he was.

Somehow in the fall he lost his knife and water, he did have his rifle, a lighter, and a couple trash bags. In order to survive over the next 19 days, he managed to kill a few squirrels as well as a snake and a couple frogs and lizards. He was also able found water nearby. He sought shelter under a fallen tree and kept warm with a fire, and by stuffing leaves and grass into his clothing for extra insulation.

His luck took a turn for the better when on the 19th day a group of hunters heard him yell for help.

Given that he lost his knife he fashioned a blade from rocks.

http://youtu.be/cvrylROpuiM

Some may wonder “how do you loose your knife and water” but it goes to show you how easily things can go sideways. It’s also a good example of how the saying “two is one, and one is none” holds true.

Mr. Pentaflor was quoted by a local news reporter as saying “I didn’t panic because panic will kill me right away. I knew that,” and how true it is. As we like to say here, Keep Calm and Survive Anything.

Related Articles

Responses

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.