Good thoughts Jesse. First thing is to assess your situation. Don't panic. Come up with a plan. First on the agenda (as everyone pointed out) is to get warm and dry. The temp is probably about 40 and dropping. Hypothermia will be chipping away at both of them before they know it. Interesting idea with the rocks and getting the matches accross. :beer2: But too bad for our friend George, but Fred only has the small tippet spools - and the 2 or 3 he has are running low on line. Not that it matters... His arm just doesn't have what it takes to get anything accross. He just barely survived the cold water and a solid beating. Now he's cold, shivering, and needs to get a fire going ASAP. But you are right - what happens that first night will surely make all the difference.