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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby dskoon » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:54 pm

mrchad9 wrote:
dskoon wrote:Yeah, as a matter of fact, he does. Expert in semantics, he is. . . :lol:

So now you are stalking me? No thanks Don.


Uh, no, not stalking; just observing. .
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:30 pm

^^^^
Pervert.
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby dskoon » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:48 pm

This thread , Semantics man, not you. ^^
Nice tactic, btw!
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby Buz Groshong » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:20 pm

mrchad9 wrote:^^^^
Pervert.


When you don't have the facts or solid reasoning on your side, just attack the speaker! :wink:
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:31 pm

The facts of what?
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby lcarreau » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:48 am

Buz Groshong wrote:
It's what we all do! It's what Off Route is all about! :roll:


But 'Buz,' this thread isn't in Off Route. The OP knew this was going to be a controversial subject to begin with :!:

surgent wrote: If you were out hiking past your due-back time and your wife/mom/bff called ...


Holy Batman! Still haven't got a clue what 'bff' means ... Geez Louise.

mrchad9 wrote:The facts of what?


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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby lcarreau » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:06 am

Speaking of RESCUES, where the heck is Josh Lewis ... I haven't heard from the dude in quite awhile. :?
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby colinr » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:34 am

lcarreau wrote:
Buz Groshong wrote:
It's what we all do! It's what Off Route is all about! :roll:


But 'Buz,' this thread isn't in Off Route. The OP knew this was going to be a controversial subject to begin with :!:

surgent wrote: If you were out hiking past your due-back time and your wife/mom/bff called ...


Holy Batman! Still haven't got a clue what 'bff' means ... Geez Louise.




Larry, a bff might celebrate memories of you with a song if you head out, but then don't live to hike another day.






I celebrated The Fourth of July by allowing a large boulder to fracture my ankle in two places. Rescue scenarios crossed my mind a few times after spending six hours hopping from near The Incredible Hulk to Mono Village/Twin Lakes on one leg (with a bit of limping, sliding, and crabwalking mixed in). It could have been worse. I found many more things to be thankful for than to be upset about. Calling for help was unnecessary, so I didn't. I taped myself up, made the most of my supplies, and enjoyed the scenery.

A wilderness ranger I met at a wedding last week has been rescued via helicopter a couple of times despite feeling and expressing that being rescued by an SAR team or helicopter was unnecessary (other people called for help when she got hurt). I don't have more specific details about her rescues at this point.
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby Buz Groshong » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:02 pm

lcarreau wrote:
Buz Groshong wrote:
It's what we all do! It's what Off Route is all about! :roll:


But 'Buz,' this thread isn't in Off Route. The OP knew this was going to be a controversial subject to begin with :!:

surgent wrote: If you were out hiking past your due-back time and your wife/mom/bff called ...


Holy Batman! Still haven't got a clue what 'bff' means ... Geez Louise.

mrchad9 wrote:The facts of what?


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Damn! I was sure this was off route!
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby artrock23 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:03 pm

lcarreau wrote:Holy Batman! Still haven't got a clue what 'bff' means ... Geez Louise.


BFF: Best Friend Forever

Urban Dictionary is your friend (since a glossary of Internet-speak terms from Toxo and Burchey has not been forthcoming :wink: )

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bff
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby colinr » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:06 am

Regardless of absent details, it sure seems like them Texans could have been more prepared.

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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby lcarreau » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:39 pm

To the OP: --- THREAD FAIL !


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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby colinr » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:20 pm

^^^^IDK, lcarreau; it depends on your definition of fail. I guess you qualified it with the cats of SP determining the level of fail. BTW, are there any defined scales, musical or otherwise, for such things?

Meanwhile, I'll be pondering cat helicopters.

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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby Josh Lewis » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:10 am

lcarreau wrote:Speaking of RESCUES, where the heck is Josh Lewis ... I haven't heard from the dude in quite awhile. :?


I was on a serious climb last week which made me feel tired for a few days. Well at least I lived and am back in the forums. Homework however will eat up some time for the next few weeks. Whoops, accidentally posted my twitter post on the forums. (I don't actually use Twitter by the way)

SeanReedy wrote:A wilderness ranger I met at a wedding last week has been rescued via helicopter a couple of times despite feeling and expressing that being rescued by an SAR team or helicopter was unnecessary (other people called for help when she got hurt).


We know the rules of engagement. If you tell people where you are, you can probably expect that people will call rescue on you when your reported missing. So if you don't want rescue, don't tell people where you are going. :wink: It sounds harsh, but it's the reality of the game.
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Re: Texan requests helicopter rescue from Mt. St. Helens

Postby simonov » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:57 pm

surgent wrote:Regarding the tax-payer comment: rescues are part of the mandate of every county sheriff (or equivalent agency). The tax=payer gets stuck with the bill far more often for the usual day-to-day crime than with the occasional rescue, and furthermore, most rescue teams are composed of volunteers who buy their own gear, and who get paid nothing by the sheriff. County SAR teams are one of the best values for the dollar you'll find anywhere.


I know this thread is now devoted to pigfighting and trolling, but . . .

As it has been explained to me regarding helicopter rescues in Los Angeles or San Bernardino counties, they actually cost the taxpayer nothing. The choppers and their crews need to fly a certain number of hours per month to maintain their certification; so if they aren't out there rescuing people, they will be out there anyway practicing rescuing people. That's what I'm told, anyway.

But the biggest problem with helicopter rescues, regardless of who is paying for it, is choppers are crazy dangerous and unsafe. Never set foot in one unless you have to.
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