I retired 4/1/12, so that makes me an ole 65-yo used-2-b, but I have been in the Mtn's all my life. Additionally, I once belonged to a BUSY Volunteer Rescue Squad and during that time I was qualified in Mtn Search & Rescue, but again, I used-2-B.
Over my years I've seen so many folks lost on Mtn roads, or stuck, or broken down, etc, etc or looking for kids that strayed off during that Mtn family outing (1st time more than 5-mi from home)!
So I have decided to form an "in-formal group
" of folks with 4x4's, with some minimal recovery equipment on-board that would be willing to:
1. Help stranded folks on Mtn Trails
2. Pull folks out if stuck
3. If broken down, assit them with getting a tow truck
4. If you have a GPS give them their co-ords, to assist in summoning help
The list will grow with time
I will compose a list of folks willing to assit, and furnish to the Park Police (Blue Ridge Parkway), Forest Service, etc., so they can call us for Search Assistance in the Mtns, etc., if, when needed!
This is just a start and I am sure, there is much that will come of this as folks sign-up. If interested PM me with contact info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortly we will have a get together to go over details.
If seriously interested, consider these decals for your JEEP for the time-being: