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    Don't have one and can't afford it. The only time I have been in danger of my life was in South Auckland and Redfern in Sydney. The wife is dead keen on the insurance money anyway; the bush isn't nearly dangerous enough for her liking. She gets pouty after watching Housewives of something or another, when I explain to her that hunting is mostly walking around in some trees. Can't you climb a cliff or something, she says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlsen Highway View Post
    Don't have one and can't afford it. The only time I have been in danger of my life was in South Auckland and Redfern in Sydney. The wife is dead keen on the insurance money anyway; the bush isn't nearly dangerous enough for her liking. She gets pouty after watching Housewives of something or another, when I explain to her that hunting is mostly walking around in some trees. Can't you climb a cliff or something, she says.
    While its your choice to carry one or not, for around $30 per year ($300 for a 1 year usage) it would be less than the price of ammo......Though I gather you post is mostly tongue in cheek, tell your wife that fighting the insurance company to ACTUALLY to get them to pay out is harder than taking your money as you earn it. She is well better off with you still alive, lets try keep it that way......

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    He then activated an emergency locator beacon just before 10pm, which the rescue helicopter crew was able to trace using night vision goggles and infrared binoculars.

    Great reporting again Stuff.🤔

    I have one....taken on most trips.

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    Its not their reporting in this instance.....It is more their complete lack of knowledge in the use of english!!!!!!!! I am surprised they got the spelling correct, one of them must have figured out the spell checker....

    He then activated an emergency locator beacon just before 10pm, after which the rescue helicopter crew was able to trace him and locate him using night vision goggles and infrared binoculars. A couple small missing words make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlsen Highway View Post
    Don't have one and can't afford it. The only time I have been in danger of my life was in South Auckland and Redfern in Sydney. The wife is dead keen on the insurance money anyway; the bush isn't nearly dangerous enough for her liking. She gets pouty after watching Housewives of something or another, when I explain to her that hunting is mostly walking around in some trees. Can't you climb a cliff or something, she says.
    Ha ha. When I go hunting the last thing my wife says is "a chicken would be nice".

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    As has been pointed out many times; some reasons for needing to use the PLB also have the potential to separate you from your day bag.
    Trousers with a zipped pocket are an alternative to consider if wearing it on a belt doesn't appeal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timattalon View Post
    While its your choice to carry one or not, for around $30 per year ($300 for a 1 year usage) it would be less than the price of ammo......Though I gather you post is mostly tongue in cheek, tell your wife that fighting the insurance company to ACTUALLY to get them to pay out is harder than taking your money as you earn it. She is well better off with you still alive, lets try keep it that way......
    Mate I make billies out of peach tins. (I have a cooker made out of a coffee tin. I go, SSHHHHHHH really loudly and people think its a bought one, but its just a bit of kero spilled on some twigs.) I dont buy knives. I find the ones other hunters lose. Same with hats.

    But $30 a year is cheaper than I thought.
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    Have one and take it on all trips, even if lazy culling from a vehicle. Have it on my hip, cos if you fall and break your back, you’re not going to be taking your pack off to rummage around for your PLB. Hopefully even immobilised in an awkward position, you’ll still be able to reach your PLB in a pouch on your belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
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    A subject we were talking in detail about last week down Haast.

    There weer no Deer in Hauturu way back in my days there.

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    How many of you/us have them and take them out into the wilds ??

    I do not
    Won't leave home without a PLB - spend shitloads on everything else to hunt....die of a broken leg because you were too tight for a PLB reeks of Darwinism for me. Personally, you are either wilfully ignorant, completely naive or stupid if you don't carry a PLB....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlsen Highway View Post
    Mate I make billies out of peach tins. (I have a cooker made out of a coffee tin. I go, SSHHHHHHH really loudly and people think its a bought one, but its just a bit of kero spilled on some twigs.) I dont buy knives. I find the ones other hunters lose. Same with hats.

    But $30 a year is cheaper than I thought.
    I got mine of Cooeebay and it was $300 with a 10 year battery. I asked about a replacement battery and he said they were available but in 10 years the tech involved will likely be cheaper to buy a newer better one......We have panic / raid alarm butons at work, and I now carry mine when driving on the highways as well....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    There was that guy in the Horace Walker area who lost his pack in a bad fall and couldn't access his plb. Ended up dragging himself for a couple off days.

    Since that I have always had my plb on my waist in a little belt pack. Its always on me while hunting or trapping. Its attached to the belt pack by a lanyard too, so it can't get lost.
    I've heard stories of people falling & getting caught up unable to reach their PLB's - completely agree that they should be within easy reach!!

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    In a pouch on the belt in front of me. Of course I would need to whistle up someone to walk around my gut to get it for me to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlsen Highway View Post
    Don't have one and can't afford it. The only time I have been in danger of my life was in South Auckland and Redfern in Sydney. The wife is dead keen on the insurance money anyway; the bush isn't nearly dangerous enough for her liking. She gets pouty after watching Housewives of something or another, when I explain to her that hunting is mostly walking around in some trees. Can't you climb a cliff or something, she says.
    In both of those locations help might not arrive quickly enough
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    Have had a PLB for about 14 years.I used to carry it in my bumb-bag but these days carry it in the chest pocket of my hunting top which I wear all the time when hunting.Pain in the arse at times for comfort but you know it's there.Usually hunt solo.Have used it twice. First occasion when I came across a tramper stung by a bee,was allergic to bee-stings but dumb-arse didn't carry any medication. Second time , was hunting with another person. He shot an animal ,then cut himself across inner thigh while cutting off animals legs.
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    Iv had one for the last 3 or 4 years my parents brought it for me , since then I not only take it with me on every hunt I let anyone else that's with me no its in my bumbag & a quick run down on how to use it , set one off a couple of years ago when my bro inlaw dislocated his knee Tahr hunting
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    Greenys and Vegetarians started out just like us , there just terrible hunters

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    Bought one for myself about 10 years ago when doing goat culling contracts in tricky country.
    Carry it in a daypack on most trips, hunting, working off track, even while chainsawing firewood out in the bush last week.
    Never used it and hope I don't ever need to...but bloody good to know it is there.
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