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Old 12-05-2014, 05:40 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by djbmsu View Post
Cell phones can have the letters ICE next to your contacts that you want called
" In Case of Emergency" Just store those letters after family members and LEO will know who to contact.
That's assuming you don't have your phone locked when you have an accident.

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Old 12-05-2014, 06:20 PM   #16
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Usually if I am traveling there are thousands of folks who can find me. Many thousands, to around 30 feet at least, or rather find my cell phone.

Important folks know the procedure, I will not publish it here (those who need to, know).

From the sounds of the initial report she suffered natural death, her medical condition may have been "Flu Like" but was in fact far more serious, I know of a few things that can do that (Alas, not well enough to speculate or suggest what they may have been) but such would fit the observed fact

She was feeling poorly,, She lost control of the RV,, She died, In that order, all consistent with an ever increasing medical problem.

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Old 12-06-2014, 07:47 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Doggy Daddy View Post
As a precaution to enable my sone to locate me anywhere, i authorized my son access and can track my location by my smart phone, IPad and laptop.
Also, LEOs can use your cell and PC to track your location in and emergency and if you're wanted.
An additional way to help locate your RV among other RVs and vehicles parked or moving is to paint numbers and letters on the roof and/or AC covers --- like police and other emergency vehicles so the can be identified from the air and mountain tops.

Can you tell us exactly how to do that, or send me a PM to tell me how. I have an I-Phone 5. Thanks!
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:52 AM   #18
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Such a sad story. But some lessons here for the rest of us. \ken
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:59 AM   #19
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Yes, traveling alone as we get older is much more risky than we realize, and older adults often minimize their condition trying to keep on schedule with their life. We really need human companionship more than we realize as the doctors extend our age.

I had a friend who was cleared by his doctor to ride his bike. A few months later on an extended bike ride he collapsed of a heart attack and died immediately.

We almost never can get it right 100%.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:56 AM   #20
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There are many loving tributes to her on the various sight hound and other canine sites today. People trusted her so much. She transported many dogs treating them as though they were her own. She was also known in the rescue community.

I think that she was in her early sixties and I do not know whether she had any pre existing conditions.

She is remembered as someone who loved meeting people and dogs and traveling. There are several lovely pictures of her in her rig smiling and laughing.

There is a story among dog people how when dogs die they go the Rainbow Bridge where they wait for you to arrive to cross over the bridge into heaven. Someone said yesterday that when Vanessa got to the bridge all the dogs that had no one to wait for crossed into heaven with her.

Silly and sentimental I know but the thought brings tears to the eyes of a dog lover. My thought has always been that your past dogs are already in heaven and must vouch for you for you to be able to cross the bridge.


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