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#272580 - 10/29/14 08:14 PM Re: The Survival Situation and how you Lose your Gear [Re: Glock-A-Roo]
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Do an outdoor trip without a guide, and one will probably pay more attention to the surroundings and remain oriented. If at all possible, never rely on some one else for directions.

Take responsibility, not a guide.
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#272581 - 10/29/14 08:19 PM Re: The Survival Situation and how you Lose your Gear [Re: Frisket]
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You know, I bet the doctor never thought of that. I'll have to tell him before he cuts into another patient on the operating table.

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#272610 - 10/30/14 09:45 AM Re: The Survival Situation and how you Lose your Gear [Re: Glock-A-Roo]
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Originally Posted By: Glock-A-Roo
Where was the GPS & compass? Back at basecamp.


Think about it, had those items been in the pocket where they belong 24/7 when camping, the situation would not have been a situation. Just a fun stroll in the forest.

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#272626 - 10/30/14 10:51 PM Re: The Survival Situation and how you Lose your Gear [Re: Herman30]
Mark_R Offline
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Originally Posted By: Herman30
Originally Posted By: Glock-A-Roo
Where was the GPS & compass? Back at basecamp.


Think about it, had those items been in the pocket where they belong 24/7 when camping, the situation would not have been a situation. Just a fun stroll in the forest.


Just a tangent observation: Land navigation is probably the most important outdoor skilll in keep a situation from becoming a situation. Unfortunately, my experience has shown that even "experienced" guides end up zigging when they should be zagging. Sometimes egregiously.

Never assume that anybody else can find their way without glowing "exit" signs, and carry your own navigation kit.
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