Page 11 of 12 FirstFirst ... 9101112 LastLast
Results 101 to 110 of 116

Thread: Stuck in snow storm at Redfern - Need urgent help

  1. #101
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    953

    Re: Stuck in snow storm at Redfern - Need urgent help

    We should spin off a thread on trail clearing.

  2. #102
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    4,670

    Re: Stuck in snow storm at Redfern - Need urgent help

    Quote Originally Posted by Downwindtracker2 View Post
    We should spin off a thread on trail clearing.
    were you like me thinking how snarled wet/snowy alders and a machete are a bad combo....heheheheh

  3. #103
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    8,926

    Re: Stuck in snow storm at Redfern - Need urgent help

    Quote Originally Posted by albravo2 View Post
    Champs,

    This thread has really bugged me since I first read it, not because your wife did anything wrong but because there was a lot more armchair quarterbacking and sh*tposting than actual help from the hunting community.

    I think your wife played her hand pretty well. It is arguable whether 'urgent help' was a good choice of words but everything else was well done:
    - she reached out to the hunting community to see if any help was nearby. I get good cell reception where I camp to access Redfern so I think there was a pretty fair chance someone in a position to help would have received the message.
    - when people started responding with 'Call SAR' she kept a cool head and communicated with you to determine whether or not that was necessary and she made the right call by not calling in the calvary.
    - when morons on here started saying stupid things about your level of preparation she didn't engage. My wife would have ended up in jail.

    I think your wife deserves some flowers and a nice dinner.

    I know the area pretty well and know what a summer snowstorm can do. I think you and your son handled the situation as well as you could have. Bushcraft isn't about always having the right tools and gear, it is about making the best of what you have.

    I think you are 100% correct on all points.
    Me being one of the "Call in the cavalry" .. I did so based off the word urgent. She did have communication, and she did handle it correct.. but to me "Urgent" meant something in that communication asked for it.
    me being a coastal guy Timeline deviation is an "Act now" thing.

    just this month my dad and his friend were fishing Nootka. The one guy accidently gave the wrong day they would be back.. ( old guys had just messed up )
    These 2 guys are not new to fishing... when they were late we got worried. After a few hours we called the RCMP to check the lot where the truck parks.... it was there.
    We then got in touch with the coast guard... it turns out, there was an Emergency the coast guard was dealing with and dads friend who is a retired Dr was Assisting on..
    They were "Found" and dads friend got a strip torn off him by his wife for giving the wrong day......

    Moral is..... Guys like Albrovo who have experience in an area are better equipped to answer a call like this. And in this case it was correct.
    And it explains the variation in responses...
    "Hunting for HEALTH Not TROPHIES"

  4. #104
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    49.2 kms from 10U 687884E 5617178N
    Posts
    7,661

    Re: Stuck in snow storm at Redfern - Need urgent help

    Quote Originally Posted by wideopenthrottle View Post
    were you like me thinking how snarled wet/snowy alders and a machete are a bad combo....heheheheh
    I've been there and I have done that. It doesn't matter what the tool you're using, you're going to get wet. Of course you'd know that if you got out of the armchair, right?
    "Any day above ground is a good one!"
    lip_ripper00 01/07/2019 @ 10:28 AM


    Lest we forget
    Humbolt Broncos Tragedy
    " I'm trying to not get cynical about what is a totally devastating tragedy but the maleness, the youthfullness and the whiteness of the victims are playing a significant role."
    Nora Loreto 6:49 PM 8 Apr. 2018






  5. #105
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    4,670

    Re: Stuck in snow storm at Redfern - Need urgent help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jagermeister View Post
    I've been there and I have done that. It doesn't matter what the tool you're using, you're going to get wet. Of course you'd know that if you got out of the armchair, right?
    im talking about the risks of swinging a machete at tough vegetation when you are tired and wet...something you profess to know about ...as do I.... but some others might not....when you get out of your armchair do you prefer a machete or a brush axe?

  6. #106
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Langley BC
    Posts
    577

    Re: Stuck in snow storm at Redfern - Need urgent help

    I would think twice about asking for help on this site with all the judgmental arm chair idiots scolding me for seeking help .All i can say is i am total disappointed with the bickering, scolding and hollier than thou comments .
    Is this what we are all about ?Come on !

  7. #107
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    695

    Re: Stuck in snow storm at Redfern - Need urgent help

    Quote Originally Posted by Jagermeister View Post
    I've been there and I have done that. It doesn't matter what the tool you're using, you're going to get wet. Of course you'd know that if you got out of the armchair, right?
    D6 4 blades wide. Perfect tool.
    Alberta Independence Movement
    http://alberta.independence-movement.org

    Western Independence Party of Alberta www.wipalberta.com

  8. #108
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Central Interior of our beautiful british columbia.
    Posts
    5,522

    Re: Stuck in snow storm at Redfern - Need urgent help

    Quote Originally Posted by Norwestalta View Post
    D6 4 blades wide. Perfect tool.
    Now your talkin my lingo! We have a road that goes around the mill. We call it the back forty. It has our resident population of cow elk and doe/fawn mulies. I regularily keep the road open with my 980K, so I can visit the ladies!! moosin
    "A good day hunting is mud on your truck or blood on your hands"

    “Some people go to church and think about hunting……………others go hunting and think about God!”

    It's actually called the 375 "ouch and ouch"!!

    "Not asking for any spots or anything like that............................................"

  9. #109
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    183

    Re: Stuck in snow storm at Redfern - Need urgent help

    It used to be just Jizzmine that used to be the resident knob, seems times have changed and have multiplied
    Quote Originally Posted by GEF View Post
    I would think twice about asking for help on this site with all the judgmental arm chair idiots scolding me for seeking help .All i can say is i am total disappointed with the bickering, scolding and hollier than thou comments .
    Is this what we are all about ?Come on !

  10. #110
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    183

    Re: Stuck in snow storm at Redfern - Need urgent help

    and to clarify, I’m in total agreement with your post.
    Quote Originally Posted by GEF View Post
    I would think twice about asking for help on this site with all the judgmental arm chair idiots scolding me for seeking help .All i can say is i am total disappointed with the bickering, scolding and hollier than thou comments .
    Is this what we are all about ?Come on !

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •