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Thread: WHEN THINGs GO WRONG AND YOU END UP PUTTING YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE

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    Thanks for telling the story mate. A timely reminder that shit can easily happen. I was just up river at the time. Didn't hear any shots but heard the machines. Figured someone was in strife, was crossing my fingers for you. Very glad yu got out.

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    no,Rushy it is still out there with my cell phone PLB GPS sika caller survival blankets string that I could have used to make a support to brace my leg up with 2 more cigarette lighters and my headlight bandages that stick to themselves when you wrap something up with them my knife that was on the bum bag belt so basically everything you need to survive in a situation like this.
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    Far out....that's rough.
    Stuff can and does gi wrong very quickly when you don't expect.
    Hope your recovery goes well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamehunter View Post
    Many thanks for sharing your ordeal with us. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

    A mate and I had strong leather pouches made for our PLBs as the supplied pouches seemed too weak to hang on belts.
    good idea I normally wear my PLB on my right arm but thought it will get recked in that shit scrub so left it in my bum bag thinking it would be safe

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    some of the really modern small plbs you could almost wear round your neck.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery mate you will be back in the hills in no time at all.
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    Man I feel your pain, sounds like a hell of an ordeal, you did bloody well, Iíve been there.., rest up, smoke up and get that leg going again as soon as ya can, physio will be ruthless but get your muscles working or they will be stiff for years to come!
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    Well done on getting out .
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    Quote Originally Posted by 57jl View Post
    no,Rushy it is still out there with my cell phone PLB GPS sika caller survival blankets string that I could have used to make a support to brace my leg up with 2 more cigarette lighters and my headlight bandages that stick to themselves when you wrap something up with them my knife that was on the bum bag belt so basically everything you need to survive in a situation like this.
    Sounds like a good reason for a post leg recovery gear recovery mission. Get well before thinking about that stuff though.
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    Bloody hell; I'm glad you got out! Shit can certainly happen quickly!
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    Bloody nora! On ya for making it thru-and telling the tale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Very pleased you made it out alive.
    In my opinion, your first mistake was having a beer and then going hunting.
    only had 1 beer while making a plan for the afternoon with my mate about where we were going to go as we always hunt alone most of the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Sounds like a good reason for a post leg recovery gear recovery mission. Get well before thinking about that stuff though.
    yep there's about$2000 sitting in that bum bag

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    You had courage mate and it's a grim but fortunate survival escapade. Wish you well for a full recovery and I hope lady luck gets you gear recovered. Personally, I quit using bum bag decades ago and although I carry the bt, it is contained in a small daypack whenever and wherevever I hunt. I.e. Same weight but more secure and room for emergency rations etc.
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    man that made me flinch just reading that.....your a tough bugger to pull through that one OK... good on you for writing up about it,sure makes a fella think about the risks we take....I made vow to myself once I had kids to tone it down and yeah have done so ever since.
    take the time and recover properly.... the gear recovery will happen,if your good enough with map or google imagery someone will find it easy enough,shouldnt be too hard to back track your drag marks if done reasonably soon.if wasnt in wrong part of country would have a crack myself...your local search n rescue guys might be keen to do it..sort of a tracking training thing.
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    I no longer are able to hunt but in my keenest hunting days there were no PLBs or cellphones. And although I wasn't a loner/hermit a lot of my hunts were on my todd.

    Was involved in a major search off the desert road for a solo hunter. His wife or mates didn't know where he was hunting. Fortunately his car was located at a track end.
    His body was finally found about 10 months later.

    @57jl you did everything right, fired your 3 shots, had all the right gear, just unfortunate how you got seperated from it.
    Speedy recovery, if that's possible.

    Thanks for the write up.
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