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#121619 - 01/27/08 03:00 PM Re: Last week I went to help a friend [Re: NeighborBill]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: W. WA
Even the railroad (BNSF) provides better TP than that!

Sue

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#121625 - 01/27/08 04:17 PM Re: Last week I went to help a friend [Re: Susan]
NeighborBill Offline
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Registered: 03/02/03
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Loc: Oklahoma City
It's thinner than the tissue paper you use to stuff gift bags....
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#121640 - 01/27/08 06:49 PM Re: Last week I went to help a friend [Re: raydarkhorse]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2828
Loc: La-USA
Congratulations for doing so well.

Yes, warm ears are a MUST for those of us who have to slip 10 extra LBS into our backpockets everytime the wind speed gets above 20mph.

Yes, MRE TP is a FINE example of how the Gov't can screw up a 2 car funereal!!
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#121652 - 01/27/08 08:17 PM Re: Last week I went to help a friend [Re: wildman800]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: W. WA
You see? The ability to deal with a situalion is not limited by gear, but what you can devise in your creative brain. I'll bet if you hadn't had the stuff you had, you still would have come out okay because you were THINKING.

Nice job.

Sue

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#121664 - 01/27/08 11:48 PM Re: Last week I went to help a friend [Re: Susan]
gulliamo Offline
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Registered: 09/11/02
Posts: 176
Loc: Denver, CO, USA
If town is only 25 miles away why didn't you just walk back the first morning?

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#121676 - 01/28/08 01:16 AM Re: Last week I went to help a friend [Re: gulliamo]
raydarkhorse Offline
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Registered: 01/27/07
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What and give up the first adventure that I have had in years! We decided to wait as long as the Mre toilet paper held out, then walk out. Besides the first rule of being stranded is stay put as long as safely possible.
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#121767 - 01/28/08 08:26 PM Re: Last week I went to help a friend [Re: raydarkhorse]
gulliamo Offline
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Loc: Denver, CO, USA
Fair enough. I was curious if there were other considerations such as physical ability, medical condition, weather, etc. and how you might have mitigated those if you had to hoof it.

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#121813 - 01/28/08 11:41 PM Re: Last week I went to help a friend [Re: teacher]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5338
Loc: SOCAL
Good experience to pass down, thanks. Good cell coverage can make up for a lot of mistakes and makes a lot of folks less responsible than they'd be without a phone handy all the time. If there was ever a time to double check kits, it's when you knowingly go out of cell coverage.

I feel much better knowing my EDC backpack would have been in the truck with my cellphone turned off inside. I hadn't thought about TP for that kit, but now you've got the gears turning. Stories like this make me appreciate my truck kit.
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#121823 - 01/29/08 01:42 AM Re: Last week I went to help a friend [Re: Russ]
raydarkhorse Offline
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No serious physical considerations, I could have made it with no trouble but my friend is 11 years older than my 44 and has almost convinced himself that hes getting old. Besides it gave use an excuse for a camping trip when there was so much work my buddies wife thought we needed to be doing, and instead of making her mad she felt sorry for us. I have also added a new kit to my truck it's smaller than my full kit and it's small enough that I have no excuse for not having it with me anywhere I go from now on.
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#121826 - 01/29/08 02:30 AM Re: Last week I went to help a friend [Re: raydarkhorse]
Russ Offline
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Loc: SOCAL
Sounds like the Camelbak kit I keep as part of the truck kit. Water, fire, shelter -- no food, but that's in the main kit (96 hr).
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