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#292952 - 08/15/19 04:10 AM Lakeview man recounts being stranded in desert
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#292953 - 08/15/19 04:29 AM Re: Lakeview man recounts being stranded in desert [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Phaedrus Offline
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I can't help feeling good about that story! Sure, he did some things wrong but it was life 1, the Grim Reaper 0! grin
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#292955 - 08/15/19 01:13 PM Re: Lakeview man recounts being stranded in desert [Re: Phaedrus]
Russ Offline
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Excellent report. And they even rescued his Jeep Cherokee, outstanding.
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#292961 - 08/15/19 05:31 PM Re: Lakeview man recounts being stranded in desert [Re: Russ]
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We can all be happy and relieved that the ictim was rescued and is recovering. it is remarkable that a touring cyclist, with a rather limited load capacity, was better equipped to deal with the situation than a vehicle operator with much greater ability to transport essential gear.

I think the victim's priorities are interesting - he had his pistol, but few of the essentials that would have been of real use to him. While there are definitely exceptions, firearms are of little utility in most common emergency situations. Overall, they probably cause more emergency than they solve.
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#292962 - 08/15/19 06:01 PM Re: Lakeview man recounts being stranded in desert [Re: Doug_Ritter]
gonewiththewind Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
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Mindset difference

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#292964 - 08/15/19 06:16 PM Re: Lakeview man recounts being stranded in desert [Re: hikermor]
Russ Offline
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...and yet there are all those threads about Bears and Firearms, so it’s not really that out of place all things considered.

All’s well that ends well.

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#292965 - 08/15/19 06:17 PM Re: Lakeview man recounts being stranded in desert [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 926
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
He was a diabetic and without his medication...

That's all I needed to know. That was the first thing that went wrong here. But very happy things turned out for him. A lesson well learned.

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#292982 - 08/16/19 09:16 PM Re: Lakeview man recounts being stranded in desert [Re: Doug_Ritter]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 849
What would have made this adventure more survivable?
1. Leave a note where you are going and when you expect to be back.
2. Carry your edc meds.
3. And food.
4. And water.
5. If you go off road; there is a whole new set of tools (and skills) to have.
6. Consider communications gear; sat beacon(PLB), 2 way radio, sat phone, etc.
7. Bring extra everything for your dogs -- food, water, blankets, etc.
8. Going into the desert? Plan for the desert. (sun hat, appropriate warm & cold clothing, maps, etc.)

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#293001 - 08/17/19 09:59 AM Re: Lakeview man recounts being stranded in desert [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 314
Loc: Finland
He had some sleeping bag/bags in the car. Could have used one as a makeshift cape to shield himself from sun during daytime and to keep him warm nighttime.

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