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A sad survival story in our own back yard.

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Fuzzbling, May 14, 2011.

  1. Fuzzbling

    Fuzzbling Lane County OR Member

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    Came across the story Saturday morning, truly a sad tail.

    Crew finds body of man stuck in snow for months

    What raises questions in my mind is why he had so much cash on him or didn't try and create a signal fire?

    Tip: Never explore the back roads with out gear and a map, even if you are just going for a scenic drive.
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Read that in the paper here too, says he was estranged from son and no one reported him missing.

    68 DAYS
     
  3. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    What's up with all the people and the Oregon cascades?
     
  4. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just goes to show that putting a simple GO bag together could save your life..
     
  5. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    this guy made no attempt to save himself... sounds like he didn't really care.
     
  6. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Only 3 miles from the highway...seems like a couple hour walk in the snow could have prevented this.
     
  7. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I don't see a survival story. I see a sad story with a man who's at the end of his rope. He's a transient and estranged from his family and doesn't have enough motivation in life to walk 3 miles to a major highway where he can rescue himself. Sounds like he just gave up and gave in. Such a sad and horrible way to go. Had he greeted the road crew with a hand shake and a camp fire, then I may share in the marvel of a survival story.
     
  8. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Yes, death is the opposite of survival.
     
  9. MrB+

    MrB+ Portland area Member

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    It's nothing particular to the Cascades. Low-landers die in the mountains everywhere. (Spoken as a low-lander that at least knows what he might be getting into, when he ventures out.)

    MrB+
     
  10. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    Stupidity?
     
  11. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    low altitude mountains are deceiving.. weather changes fast, and people don't prepare for worst case scenarios. same reason people still die on Hood every year- it's considered facile in the climbing community, so people summit in t-shirts and short with nothing more than a rain jacket and lunch in their packs.
     
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