I'm glad you guys are ok and on the mend from your incident. It is scary to think about being in the backcountry and need something that you are struggling to pull from your pack. (It's not the don't have, it's the can't figure out how to get it out that makes this a bad situation.)
Thanks for sharing this and giving me the reminder. I was beginning to take some of this for granted and this reminder came at a perfect time. I'm taking my son out tonight and this will be a topic we discuss around the campfire.
Again, I'm glad you guys are safe and on the mend..
"I'm a connoisseur of BACON." - Anyways - 6/9/13