December 11th, 2013
09:37 AM ET

Nevada Rescue: How They Made It

A family of six spent two days in the wilderness in sub-zero temperatures after their Jeep rolled off the side of a dirt road and into a crevice. It could have had a much different outcome. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.

James Glanton and his girlfriend Christina McIntee huddled with their two children, and her nephew and niece, keeping everyone together and keeping everyone warm.

After they were found Tuesday, all six were in stable condition with "no frostbite, just some exposure issues," said Patty Bianchi, the CEO of Pershing General Hospital. Dr. Doug Vacek told reporters they all were doing "very well."

Paul Burke spoke about leading the search to find the family on "New Day" Wednesday. Burke praised the father for his survivalist instinct and keeping the family together.

Do you think you could survive if you were trapped in the wilderness?  Survival expert Shane Hobel says planning ahead could potentially save your life.

"Make arrangements to plan for the unexpected," he warns. "Have extra food...have extra provisions involved. What are your communication options? They had a cell phone."

He also stresses to have the following ready in your car: Shelter, water, fire, food.

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