I want to commune with the dead
September 3, 2009 6:22 PM Subscribe
What are some good official sources for post-catastrophe, post-accident, or post-emergency reporting?
posted by ollyollyoxenfree to society & culture (5 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
In Laurence Gonzales' Deep Survival
he writes the following:
Commune with the Dead. If you could collect the dead around you and sit by the campfire and listen to their tales, you might find yourself in the best survival school of all. Since you can't, read the accident reports in your chosen field of recreation. Accidents in North American Mountaineering; the National Speleological Society's newsletter; River Safety Report; and numerous other publications (such as the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) and Web sites not only provide reading that is by turns gripping, hilarious, and heart-wrenching, but also tell you the mistakes other people have made. Then you can be on the lookout for similar situations and perhaps avoid them. (Wasn't this the cave where those scuba divers drowned ...?)
What are some other similar official reporting in this area? Thanks.
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