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#96909 - 06/08/07 01:20 AM Re: 66-yr old hiker amputates pinned leg [Re: ]
cedfire Offline
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Registered: 07/10/03
Posts: 659
Loc: Orygun
Jeez, you're kidding, right?

I just checked out that Wiki page - and nope, you're not. Wow, what will people think of next?!

sick

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#96919 - 06/08/07 02:33 AM Re: 66-yr old hiker amputates pinned leg [Re: DougM]
MDinana Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2186
Loc: Bluegrass
Originally Posted By: DougM
I live "near" where the incident happened, the logger (NOT "hiker")had a cellphone with him, but coverage is VERY spotty throughout the area and also I rember hearing that the individual happens to be diabetic (which puts an upper limit on the time one can be away from food, drugs etc.)


One of the symptoms/effects of long term diabetes is decreased circulation, and eventually sensation, to extremities. Not to be callous (perhaps morbid curiosity), but I wonder how much he actually pain he actually felt?

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#96932 - 06/08/07 04:29 AM Re: 66-yr old hiker amputates pinned leg [Re: DougM]
Chuck Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 19
Loc: Summerville South Carolina
Hey DougM, Is that the Iowa Hill near the American river? We used to go gold panning, and swimming there when I was a kid. We lived in Chicago Park, near Grass Valley.
Anyway, that is very rugged country with many areas where cell phones and ham radios simply can't get out. A diabetic with a crushing injury/blood loss, and no food. He would have died much faster than the rest of us. I'm glad he is ok.

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#96935 - 06/08/07 05:03 AM Re: 66-yr old hiker amputates pinned leg [Re: OldBaldGuy]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
I doubt that he was shouting before he cut his leg off, or tried to use the knife on the tree.

Loggers, dumber than a box of rocks. Last time I had to deal with one, not only had he ignored posted property signs, but he had to cross a road to do it.
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#96936 - 06/08/07 05:15 AM Re: 66-yr old hiker amputates pinned leg [Re: Chuck]
DougM Offline
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Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 48
Yes, it is, everyone there is praying for him.

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#96938 - 06/08/07 05:25 AM Re: 66-yr old hiker amputates pinned leg [Re: Susan]
DougM Offline
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Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 48
Do not condemn what you do not know, life in remote areas requires independence,courage, and stubbornness.

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#96944 - 06/08/07 07:48 AM Re: 66-yr old hiker amputates pinned leg [Re: OldBaldGuy]
DougM Offline
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Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 48
Yes, it could have been quite different, we have cougars,coyotes and rather large bears around here.

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#96957 - 06/08/07 01:47 PM Re: 66-yr old hiker amputates pinned leg [Re: ]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
Big words give me a headache...
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#97027 - 06/08/07 10:33 PM Re: 66-yr old hiker amputates pinned leg [Re: NightHiker]
DougM Offline
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Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 48
Unfortunately they're not always as scared of humans, Barbera Shonauer was killed and eaten ten miles from where I lived (plus I, myself, have "rehabilitated) a coyote for not being scared of humans (coyotes are NOT protected in the U.S.).

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#97036 - 06/09/07 01:27 AM Re: 66-yr old hiker amputates pinned leg [Re: DougM]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
But no brains?

Someone said that the tree of life is self-pruning. I guess this is what he meant?


Edited by Susan (06/09/07 01:27 AM)

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