Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#283354 - 01/15/17 03:10 PM Re: Day hike becomes 5 day desert trek [Re: rafowell]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2653
I truly enjoyed the book I read that attempted to document every single death I and around the Grand Canyon. Hopefully it's still on the shelves of the bookstore there.

If you hang out on the rim remember that you can't sue the manucturer if you or your loved ones find out that the big hole in the ground can cause gravity poisoning if you fall. If you take the trails down from the rim bring water and be very conservative about your abilities, energy levels and so on. Leave the wildlife alone.

It was awesome each time I've been and I hope to go back again.

#283356 - 01/15/17 04:59 PM Re: Day hike becomes 5 day desert trek [Re: chaosmagnet]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 5716
Loc: southern Cal
Noted recently (December 2016) that in that month alone there were two "gravity poisoning" events at the South Rim alone. Just another example that falling is one of the two main causes of outdoor fatalities. The other is drowning, and you can accomplish "hydraulic poisoning" at the Canyon as well.

Having worked a career with the NPS, I am aware of the tremendous range of outdoor knowledge, or lack thereof, in people who visit parks. All too many folks haven't the beginning of a clue about how to stay alive, much less safe, when out of the city.
Geezer in Chief

#283360 - 01/15/17 09:00 PM Re: Day hike becomes 5 day desert trek [Re: hikermor]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2653
Originally Posted By: hikermor
"hydraulic poisoning"

I've always used "water overdose."

#283779 - 02/15/17 09:00 PM Re: Day hike becomes 5 day desert trek [Re: rafowell]
TeacherRO Offline

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2097
Good points ^ Upgrade your knowledge as well. ^

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2

Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, cliff, Hikin_Jim 
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 290 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
tamz75, litespeed, AldoMarsh, JasonSantiago, SonnetLabs
5197 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Lost for 7 days in Montana
by KenK
41 minutes 58 seconds ago
People Are Not Prepping
by chaosmagnet
Today at 02:34 AM
the 10 essentials...prep for camping/hiking
by TeacherRO
Yesterday at 11:27 PM
WA State Gun Transfers Law Passing
by clearwater
Yesterday at 03:39 PM
22 Watchmojo vidoes:
by quick_joey_small
05/26/17 02:21 PM
'and here is a pack for you' - prepping for others
by TeacherRO
05/24/17 11:03 PM
What did you do today to prepare?
by TeacherRO
05/24/17 11:02 PM
Ridiculous carry - the things I've seen
by TeacherRO
05/24/17 11:01 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.