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#293479 - 09/18/19 02:41 PM Australian hiker with broken leg crawls for 2 days
Michael2 Offline
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#293482 - 09/18/19 04:08 PM Re: Australian hiker with broken leg crawls for 2 days [Re: Michael2]
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Tried to read the link and a pop up informed me that "I was outof free articles" Certainly sounds like a real epic...
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#293483 - 09/18/19 06:52 PM Re: Australian hiker with broken leg crawls for 2 days [Re: Michael2]
chaosmagnet Offline
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I was able to get to the article (don't know what I did differently, hikermor) and it seems pretty amazing. This guy just did not give up.

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#293484 - 09/18/19 09:54 PM Re: Australian hiker with broken leg crawls for 2 days [Re: Michael2]
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#293485 - 09/18/19 11:05 PM Re: Australian hiker with broken leg crawls for 2 days [Re: Michael2]
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Wow! That's a tough dude!
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#293486 - 09/18/19 11:26 PM Re: Australian hiker with broken leg crawls for 2 days [Re: Phaedrus]
hikermor Offline
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Sounds like a real ordeal> Note his motivation for this feat: "I wanted to be around for my kids."
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#293487 - 09/18/19 11:46 PM Re: Australian hiker with broken leg crawls for 2 days [Re: Michael2]
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Registered: 11/13/06
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As I read stories like this, I keep reading the same thing. He or she did not tell anyone about their plans. Therefore, no one knows they are in trouble.

Why do we see this so often?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#293488 - 09/19/19 02:54 AM Re: Australian hiker with broken leg crawls for 2 days [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1417
Because many people believe {Nothing wrong will happen)

Actually, as a prepper-minded, or safety-minded person, I hear too often that I am a "pessimist", or "take life too seriously" !!

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#293503 - 09/19/19 03:59 PM Re: Australian hiker with broken leg crawls for 2 days [Re: Michael2]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
Well, Aussies endure an excruciating journey to safety. Americans, if they break a leg, sue their employer:

https://www.keyt.com/news/santa-barbara-...tion/1122622965

This situation is going to get ugly real quick!


Edited by hikermor (09/19/19 04:00 PM)
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