Shelley Crooks survived six weeks lost and injured in West Coast bush by eating bugs and plants, after the “biggest mistake” of her life.
After spending a night at the Punakaiki Camping ground just before Christmas, mother-of-four Crooks, set out to do the Punakaiki trek. She expected the walk to take four days in total.
“I went for a few days and realised I was going in a circle,” she told NZME.
“I was immobilised for weeks after I’d run out of food and done damage to my legs.”
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Crooks told NZME she had three tins of baked beans with sausages, three packets of dried noodles, a small tin of condensed milk and 10 sachets of soup. She managed to make that last about …
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