Don't know if you read the story about the guy in Calif who went to cut a Christmas tree with-his kids. They got lost in the snow for 3 days and they were pretty much goners. The dad had to constantly reassure his kids they were going to make it. This is my favorite part (I would have given in and told!)-- "I said, 'Son, I would tell you what I bought you for Christmas if I thought we weren't going to make it,"' Dominguez recalled. "My kids were relying on me, and I'm scared, but you can't tell them you're scared."