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Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby dan » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:21 pm

What do you guys think is the biggest threat to your life in the remote wilderness for a hunter or hiker?


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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby dan » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:24 pm

I should have added insect attacks to animals...
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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby PLB » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:42 pm

I voted injury! If you are laying there hurt and bleeding miles from nowhere, you are basically lost, sick, and prone to insect bited and animal attacks! :lol:
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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby magicman54494 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:47 pm

I voted injury.
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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby chadhaucke » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:36 pm

Definately injury, who gets lost :lol:
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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby RaisedByWolves » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:31 am

Public Land Beast wrote:I voted injury! If you are laying there hurt and bleeding miles from nowhere, you are basically lost, sick, and prone to insect bited and animal attacks! :lol:


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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby Zap » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:49 am

Bad judgement..

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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:17 am

I voted injury also. An ankle sprain or break, a fall, sharp broadheads, etc. Wacking slobs way back in the sticks can be dangerous stuff.
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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby AC Rider » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:56 am

I narrowed it down to either injury or lost. I chose lost as I think more people get lost than gravely injured in the woods. Could be wrong though.
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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby blackwolf » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:15 pm

I think injury but also hypothermia which can happen so quickly at high elevations with a sudden storm front with cold and wind
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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby publiclandhunter » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:45 pm

Since Bigfoot attack and Alien abduction weren't listed I had to go with my third choice of injury.

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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby The Rav » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:24 am

I put down injury. I usually don't think about animal attacks, but that could be a scary deal.
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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby Scot » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:08 am

Hypothermia or injury would be my guesses.
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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby Bigdaddy-yoyo » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:17 am

Voted injury, I think all the rest are easier to deal with. But with a injury it would be tough to deal with the other. Hope that makes sense.
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Re: Biggest threat in the wilderness...

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:38 pm

This is a cool question- I put injury from the options listed. The thought of falling off a sheer bluff face and ending up with a shattered pelvis- or worse- is a real threat as are many other situations in this environment. Being allergic to "bee" stings, etc. is BY FAR my greatest threat to life in remote wilderness areas. Another huge threat to your life- probably more than any other in wilderness or other areas- is a heart attack. There are more hunters that die from this than any other reason, dragging out a buck or even just from the effort it takes to get on stand. I have a lot of experience in this area, and have picked up a fair number of deceased hunters over the years. More and more hunters (typically over 40) are using an aspirin regimine (blood thinner) during deer season to prevent this- check with your doctor first as their may be contraindications for you personally.


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