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Saturday, January 10, 2015

cold fear......and how to survive.....

Some 40 kilometres away, shortly before 1:00 pm, a father called Ilan and his three-year-old son were at a kosher supermarket in Vincennes when Amedy Coulibaly, believed to be an ally of the Kouachi brothers, burst into the store and pulled out a Kalashnikov.
http://news.yahoo.com/paris-hostages-survived-hidden-fridges-beneath-sinks-031226533.html

The two survivor stories chronicled in this article demonstrate smart use of cell phone technology.

My first take away from this article is that you better silence your cell phone as soon as you get to a hiding place or on the run.  My iPhone has a do not disturb I can reach quickly to give me time to later turn off all sound.

My second take away from this article is how smartly the mother decided NOT to call her son but to give his cell phone number to police so they could locate them within the building.  How many would have the presence of mind to NOT call?

This is great information.  Hope we never have to use it. ;)