View Full Version : Stranded in a tourist spot.

02-15-2007, 04:23 AM
I think I can put this one up in this section. It will be interesting to know how do you tackle a situation where you find yourself stranded in a tourist spot? Whenever I visit such a place I ensure to have my own foodstock and water for at least a few days.

02-15-2007, 04:17 PM
Do you mean like a national park or an urban area? It sort of depends on the location for me before I start thinking ahead.

02-18-2007, 12:04 PM
You can think of a National Park though in my case it was a hill station where I was stranded from more than 4 days.

02-18-2007, 03:28 PM
I have never been stranded in a tourist spot, thank goodness. I never really thought about what I would do if it ever happened. I am really not sure when it comes to an unfamiliar area.

02-18-2007, 05:56 PM
How would that even happen? I don't understand. Wouldn't there be someone around, or even some type of authorities if this is a tourist spot?

02-18-2007, 08:11 PM
It would have to depend on the situation. If I were camping, I'd already have extra supplies. If I weren't, I don't know what kind of shape I'd be in.

02-19-2007, 01:40 PM
It was due to excessive snowfall and susequent damage of the road after several parts of the hill caved in on the road. Authorities tried their best but sometimes it can happen.

02-19-2007, 03:20 PM
My husband's family used to go camping up on Mt. Mitchell in North Carolina. He said quite often they often closed roads leading to the higher elevations. If you were between two higher elevations, you could get stuck for a couple of days, I suppose.

02-19-2007, 09:13 PM
I imagine I'd be bringing a ton of things like protein bars, extra fire fuel, emergency blankets, etc if I were mountain camping like that.

02-19-2007, 11:44 PM
Yosemite comes to mind. Once you roll into that park, its hard to get out. The traffic moves slower than can be and the people riding bikes etc. I thought we would never make it out. Go in the fall, late fall.

02-20-2007, 05:10 PM
It depends on your resource how much chance you have against the odds. It's all about the reserves and how one can manage the reserves in extreme situations make the difference.

02-21-2007, 10:41 PM
If weather permits I wouldn't worry about it too much. Tourist spots have a lot of people around usually and most of the time rangers. So just sit still and conserve your resources. If it gets bad you have a good chance of being able to hike out (again depending on the location and weather).

02-22-2007, 03:54 AM
Well we did just that for few days because as you said it is better to buy time and energy and keep it for the more urgent situations later.