News about the Kims

News about the Kims

Kati Kim and her two young daughters were rescued yesterday afternoon after having been stranded in the Oregon forest for nine days. Kati owns a wonderful boutique just a few blocks from our apartment and I’ve been following the story since it was first reported. James Kim is still missing after hiking out to find help two days ago but rescuers are on his trail and optimistic.

Although I usually make heaps of fun of Rob for being into survival skills, wilderness medicine and the like, this incident has made me realize just how lucky I am to live with a grown up boy scout. Thanks to Rob, our apartment and car are fully stocked with supplies for an earthquake or other emergency. And if we ever got stranded in the woods, I know that Rob would be almost excited because he could put all his skills to the test.

If something like this could happen to the Kims, it could happen to anyone. However dorky it may seem, it makes sense to teach yourself a few survival tips by reading this type of article or even (I can’t believe I am saying this) watching these kinds of shows. Stay safe out there and keep James Kim in your thoughts today!

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  1. Sara at 5:36 pm

    wow how scary! The story brought tears to my eyes.
    i hope they find the husband soon!!!

    the swiss are the kings of being prepared. every apartment building has a bomb shelter in the basement. in some cantons (states) they actually come and inspect them every year to make sure you have all the food and water and other stuff you need in there.

  2. mrsem Author at 6:00 pm

    The swiss really are the kings of survival skills. Rob was into this navigation club for a while that used compasses and maps for races…it was 99% expat Swedes!

  3. rcpeters at 6:24 pm

    The Swedes all have to do orienteering in grade school. It’s the baseball of the alps.

  4. Anonymous at 2:18 am

    The Swedes and Swiss are different.

    RIP James Kim.

  5. love.boxes at 5:31 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about James last night in the news. What a horrible tragedy. Our prayers are with the Kim family today.

  6. mrsem Author at 1:13 am

    I was so sad to hear about James too. What a terrible, terrible thing. The entire Kim family is in my thoughts right now.