Has anyone been following the story about CNET's Senior Editor James Kim, who was vacationing over Thanksgiving from San Francisco to Oregon, and is now missing?
When he and his wife didn't show up for appointments on tuesday, their colleagues were worried because they usually keep in contact everyday by phone or email.
There was heavy snow in the mountains where they were travelling during the Thanksgiving weekend.
Yesterday they found his wife and 2 children alive and well at their car, on a remote logging road. James had left 2 days earlier to get help and hasn't been located yet.
Here's more info, on the blog that he writes for CNET: http://crave.cnet.com/
From what the family said, they used the car heater until the gas ran out, then burned tires to stay warm, and conserved their food.
This definately brings up the discussion of winter survival. Even driving around in the northern part of New Hampshire, I always try to have an emergency kit with me, extra food, blankets, shovel. A quick spin off a road and over the side, and you might not be seen even if you're only 20 feet from the road, especially if it's snowing.