Winter survival tactics for women

January 10, 2008 5:53:43 PM PST
Be prepared for any unexpected situation. Knowing what to do will keep you and your family alive.

Would you know what to do if you were stranded in a snowstorm, stuck in your car, with no one else in sight? Being prepared for emergencies like this could save you and your family. Janelle Marie was in San Mateo with survival tactics every woman should know.

Event description:
The 32nd Annual San Mateo International Sportsmen's Exposition (ISE) is the Bay Area's ONLY gathering of the year for fishing, hunting and outdoor enthusiasts who want to check out great new products, try and buy new gear, and research and book travel destinations near and far. With nearly 400 exhibitors, the ISE is also the best place to connect with professional guides and outfitters, enter exciting contests, network with members of local and national outdoor-related clubs and organizations, and attend seminars, even movie premieres, led by celebrities, authors and experts in fishing, camping, survival, photography, cooking, travel and hunting. ISE offers entertainment for two-legged and four-footed family members alike!

There will be:

Interactive Entertainment:

  • Off-Road Test Drive Track, sponsored by Toyota, offers attendees the unique opportunity to try out the latest trucks and SUVs on a specially designed off-road track
  • "Splash Dogs" Jumping Contest now includes a Best of the West Series with $1,000 in prize money; all are welcome to enter their dogs in this big air competition (visit
  • Expanded Western Outdoor News Youth Outdoor Sports Fair, including hands-on activities from the California Dept of Fish & Game (Opens Friday, January 11 at 3 PM)
  • Movie Premiere of videographer Mike Wier's "Soul Fish," plus best of "Fish Eye" Videos Volumes 1-3. Lake Tahoe-based Wier is the creator of "Trout Bum Diaries", seen last year on a national film tour.
  • Best of the West Distance Fly-Casting Competition with $2,000 in cash prizes
  • Fly-casting demonstrations and instruction at the Fly-Casting ponds
  • "Lowrance Learning Center" a complete interactive training area for hands-on instruction in GPS navigation and fish-finding from Capt. Jack Findleton and pro bass angler, Jeff Boyer.

    Demonstrations / Presentations:

  • Seminars with topics such as: "Hunting Roosevelt elk and blacktail deer" by author, magazine editor and TV show host Scott Haugen; "Fishing Alaska"; "How to make sure your harvest becomes the best possible mount," hosted by expert taxidermist Chris Crabtree; "Turkey-hunting talks" by National Wild Turkey Federation biologist Ryan Mathis; "Hog hunting" with guide, magazine editor and TV show host Chad Schearer, and much more.
  • "Plight of our Waters" expert panel discussion - learn how to support the future of fresh and salt water fishing, hosted by Mike Aughney of, with panelists from Coastside Fishing Club, Pure Fishing, Water4Fish, "The Fish Sniffer" and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (Saturday, January 12, at 1 PM.)
  • Fishing seminars by California's top pro bass anglers at the Ultimate Bass Demonstration Tank
  • Survival 101 tips and stories by survival authority and author Greg Davenport
  • Food's on! Learn how to prepare a harvest for the best eating from Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation columnist and Bay Area wild-game chef John McGannon
  • Hourly, expert-led outdoor enthusiast seminars in the Eastmans' Journals Adventure Theater
  • "California Outdoor Hall of Fame" annual awards presentation, hosted by local writer and San Francisco Chronicle outdoor columnist Tom Stienstra (Saturday, January 12, at 4 p.m.)
  • Sportfishing Theater featuring California's best saltwater and freshwater fishing experts
  • Fly-Tying Video Theater, hosted by Pete Parker and featuring tying legends Bob Clouser and Jack Dennis, plus local masters Dan Blanton, Ken Hanley and Jay Murakoshi. Plus, the How-To Center, where experts teach visitors one-to-one.

    Date & Hours:
    Thursday, January 10, 12 PM - 8 PM
    Friday, January 11, 12 PM - 8 PM
    Saturday, January 12, 10 AM - 7 PM
    Sunday, January 13, 10 AM - 5 PM

    San Mateo County Event Center
    2495 South Delaware Street
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    $12 Adult and children 12 and younger are free. Discount coupons are available at select Long's Drug stores, Kragen Auto Parts and Togo's. Discount coupons and tickets are also available online at

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