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

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    I have broken my femur and was sick reading that. Speedy recovery.
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    Yeah I cringed when you said the femur broke …. thanks for sharing that story though as it keeps shit real , what a bastard you got separated from all your gear , hope you have a speedy and great recovery
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    @57jl. Felt the pain reading that, broke my femur about forty years ago and it’s not a pleasant experience. Losing your bumbag was a downer. As I’ve posted before on another thread that’s why my plb lives in a secure chest pocket of my hunting top. Good luck with the health recovery.

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    Gees....I can feel the pain from here. Hope you did manage to do some flied dressing to cover that hole caused by open fracture, and wish you recover soon. Even this may take a long time since my brother in law got the same injury like yours but it was skiing accident. He got multiple fractures, but most serious is the comminuted fracture of his femur and still he has those steel plates in his leg. I am still wondering how he did this on a normal commercial ski track? But he is ok now.
    wish you luck and look forward to your next thread, maybe some photos. This is kind of story could pass on generations.
    Always In pursuit of my happiness...No matter the costs.

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    You are one lucky /unlucky bugger. I hope you heal up well.
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    Retelling your ordeal with an equally old hunting mate it was, jeez, we used to carry 20 rounds of ammo as 3 shots was the only distress mechanism we had in the old days.

    Neither of us had to resort to distress shooting and never did either of us run out of ammo on the vast herds that some younger hunters think roamed in the old days.

    Not too sure cell phones will replace PLBs next year with satellite coverage. Cell phones run out of battery where PLBs only go flat when used.

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    Glad to hear you're OK, as you're well aware, it could have turned out very differently. I've said it before and I'll say it again, this land (and sea) will kill you in an instant and I don't do half the crazy shit that some of you adventurous buggers do.

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    Good fortune with your recovery, thanks for sharing the tale with us.

    Reminds me again why I prefer to hunt with others and not alone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    I disagree.
    There's nothing in NZ that will kill you.
    It's people and their mistakes that get them killed.
    I will counter disagree

    The geography of where a lot of hunting is done is challenging and weather conditions can change rapidly. None of us want to be wrapped up in cotton wool avoiding all risk, that's why we do what we do, but we can probably agree that we should mitigate risk where possible. No reference to the OP here, I think he had some very bad luck.
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    Sitting (sorta) here 5 weeks into recovery from a lisfranc foot fracture (ligaments really, and thankfully) after 55 years of accident free hunting, there is a bit of luck involved, all pursuits have elements of risk and sometimes kama just doesn't swing your way.

    All the best with your recovery, being as it's a bone fracture (they heal faster than ligaments!) ya might beat me back out onto the hill !
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    Bloke, best wishes for your recovery. Youíre a lucky man for the outcome,but you earned it!


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    Damn! Get well soon.
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    Ouch.

    We've had some cold nights lately too, and I've thought how unpleasant a night out would be - without a broken femur. I've moved my essential stuff from an old macpac bumbag and onto a leather belt for that reason - the buckle breaking in a decent fall.

    Here is to a rapid return to normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woods223 View Post
    @57jl. Felt the pain reading that, broke my femur about forty years ago and itís not a pleasant experience. Losing your bumbag was a downer. As Iíve posted before on another thread thatís why my plb lives in a secure chest pocket of my hunting top. Good luck with the health recovery.
    I normally do the same or strap it to my arm but the jacket i had on was a backup jacket i normally wear around the camp at night it had no side pockets only a chest pocket on the left-hand side which is in the wrong place for me being lefthanded when you shoulder your rifle quickly to take a shot it gets in the road with things in the pocket

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    Glad you're alive to tell the story, and thanks for telling it.

    A reminder to all of us that things can turn to custard very quickly. I have my Garmin/PLB clipped onto my bino harness but I'll be checking again if that could come away in a fall.

    Hope your recovery goes to plan.
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