The Struggle is Real

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The Struggle is Real

Postby Aux Pleins » Jul Fri 05, 2019 2:26 pm

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If you need a good laugh....

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/201906 ... usse-woods
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby FishinMatt » Jul Fri 05, 2019 2:42 pm

What is worse? Getting lost and stuck or the FD taking 2 hours to locate?
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby Aux Pleins » Jul Fri 05, 2019 3:05 pm

Can never underestimate the vast wilderness that is Busse Lake. :lol:
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby polishfly » Jul Fri 05, 2019 3:10 pm

My question is...how the hell do you get stuck in the mud....cant you just paddle backwards enough to get out of the mud? He was up salt creek...the current didnt push him into the mud...wasnt a tide thing...so many questions I dont care to know the answers to!!
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby Rambler » Jul Fri 05, 2019 4:48 pm

Oh jeez...can you say "dumb shit"?
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby Busse Jim » Jul Fri 05, 2019 5:31 pm

Aux Pleins wrote:The Struggle is Real
What the struggle for Intelligent life. :lol:

Man, it was hot humid with no winds last weekend, the mosquitoes must have been brutal at dusk!
Hope he had bug spray. :wink:
I still get a laugh everytime i hear a tourist say to the other guy, " i think the launch is this way" as there heading in the wrong direction :sarcasm:
FishinMatt wrote:What is worse? Getting lost and stuck or the FD taking 2 hours to locate?
I wouldn’t criticize the 2 hour search though, I doubt they had any chance of getting to him by boat since the new lower water level, which would have been the main tactic. Most likely they had to walk the 500’ thru the tall grass from the pedestrian Bridge to fish him out when they figured out where the millennial was :moresarcasm:
polishfly wrote:My question is...how the hell do you get stuck in the mud....cant you just paddle backwards enough to get out of the mud?
I can totally understand how he got stuck in the mud there and couldn’t make it to shore.
In that Nw back water, where they found him, the loss off 6” of water from the dam mod made all the difference of him yaking to the southern shore for the quick walk to the new pedestrian bridge.


Before they moved the “no fishing area” line south I had waded in from there 15+ years ago, 6” of water over 2 FEET of mud on that side. I got stuck SO bad it took at least 15 mins to get back the 25 feet to shore with my wader’s boots still on my feet!. Only had two face plants into the water with my arms in the mud. Had to slide my feet back into the boots with almost every step. :lolno:

Was looking at google maps and its amazing how much water is missing from that bay with just 6” of water removed!
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby Skifish1 » Jul Fri 05, 2019 11:03 pm

Some lost things are not meant to be found. This is one of them.
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby minstrel » Jul Sat 06, 2019 6:17 am

FORTY people were dispatched?? :mrgreen:
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby catch&release » Jul Sat 06, 2019 12:15 pm

come on, be honest. which one of you was this?
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby HEDDONFROG » Jul Sun 07, 2019 11:41 am

Wtf?
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby HEDDONFROG » Jul Sun 07, 2019 11:44 am

Skifish1 wrote:Some lost things are not meant to be found. This is one of them.


This made me LOL :D
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby Grain » Jul Sun 07, 2019 12:11 pm

The way I read it he probably tried to get out of there on his own until it got dark.
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby Rambler » Jul Mon 08, 2019 8:40 am

Without hearing recordings of the calls he made it's hard to know whether he was indeed lost or just clueless as to his location.

To paraphrase Daniel Boone, "I was never lost but I was mighty confused for three days". I haven't been confused for 3 days but have been for several hours on numerous occasions. But as someone who used to backpack the Grand Canyon frequently I'm always surprised to see a report of a "lost" hiker in the GC. Just a minor understanding of topography would make it almost impossible to get lost there in spite of its mind-numbing size. People who get lost there are probably more accurately suffering from confusion brought on by dehydration.

One more thing. A few years ago I was taking a midday stroll in Thatcher Woods (hardly a wilderness area). There were all sorts of official-looking vehicles in the parking lot and lots of uniformed folks (not CCFPD) wandering around. The guy who was clearly in charge was riding a 4 wheel ATV. He needed the 4 wheels because - I'll try to be kind - he was an immense fat ass. I mean a walking (or riding) heart attack. Easily 380.

I asked him what was going on. He said, "search and rescue" in a highly officious way. Had to keep myself from laughing out loud. If I was ever lost he was the last person I'd want coming to my rescue. I'd be afraid he'd have a grabber & I'd have to figure out how to get his blubbery body out of there.

So when we're exploring previously unknown areas let's take stock of our surroundings. A compass & map (the one on our phones is great unless there's no signal) are a good idea.
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby Phil6 » Jul Mon 08, 2019 11:00 am

Rambler wrote:So when we're exploring previously unknown areas let's take stock of our surroundings. A compass & map (the one on our phones is great unless there's no signal) are a good idea.



but but what if the compass runs out of battery?? :wink:
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby Rambler » Jul Mon 08, 2019 12:13 pm

Phil6 wrote:but but what if the compass runs out of battery?? :wink:

In that case you're fucked. :lol:
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby vman01 » Jul Mon 08, 2019 1:45 pm

Hmmm!
Sun come up East and set in West Kimo Sabi
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby SmalliesNEyes » Jul Mon 08, 2019 4:05 pm

:lol:

Lots of laughs to be had in this thread.
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby Rambler » Jul Tue 09, 2019 7:38 am

vman01 wrote:Sun come up East and set in West Kimo Sabi

Yes Tonto my trusty companion, the sun sets over that thing pilgrims call Iliinois Rte 53. Even when you can't see it you can hear it.

Reminds me of the time I took a couple of buddies - both dedicated couch potatoes - for a hike at Skokie Lagoons. I took them out on the 'island' between Dundee & Tower. They totally freaked. Thought we were lost in the wilds & would never find our way back. I mean, jeez... you can't get out of earshot of Edens. Never took them hiking again.
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Re: The Struggle is Real

Postby Mr36inch » Jul Thu 11, 2019 1:37 pm

They should be sent to the gulag for a mandatory 30 years hard labor for wasting tax payer resources.
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