I went for a ride yesterday marking up fresh powder along a canoe trail system that covers several lakes in a row with one large lake that has cabins on it. Being a week day, there wasn't anyone but myself and a couple ice fisherman I had passed out on the lakes. Then I came upon a machine in the middle of the large lake with a helmet on it and a dusting of snow, but no riders to be found. footprints lead off the sled to one of the public use cabins but no one was there either.. I followed the tracks to a bay a few miles away when I spotted someone jumping up and down waving thier arms! These two kids were overdue by two days. Stranded when the belt broke on a sled they had borrowed. They only meant to be gone a couple hours, and instead spent a couple cold and hungry days huddled in a cabin with no heat. The point is ...don't take anything for granted. If you borrow a sled, make sure it has everything you need in case something happens like this.(spare belt, plugs,etc.) Tell someone where your going and always bring a cell phone!