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**Understanding** Re: [pct-l] FW: Hiker killed on Whitney
- Subject: **Understanding** Re: [pct-l] FW: Hiker killed on Whitney
- From: reynolds@iLAN.com (Reynolds, WT)
- Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 15:16:35 -0800
If one gets hurt it takes a HUGE amount of pain killers. One person broke
his toe trying to get his food back from a bear [food in his tent]. He went
through my entire supply in two days, using 1-2 Vicodine every 2 hours.
That's what he needed to walk.
PS: I could have denied him my pills and taught him a valuable lesson but
one doesn't do that in my mountains.
From: Bighummel@aol.com [mailto:Bighummel@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: **Understanding** Re: [pct-l] FW: Hiker killed on Whitney
<< If I were injured the same it could have been fatal. With the
pain and agony from this simple fall, and consequent
sprain, and having been there on the mtn, I could not imagine
locomoting myself 10 more miles back to the trail head! Or even
back to my tent.>>
I thought of this exact scenario before attempting a thruhike and came up
with this solution: Prescription pain killers and since an injury of this
type is most likely to occur while you have your pack on or near, it offers
plenty splint building materials. I figured that in most situations the
combination of the pain killers, a good splint and the ice ax to use as a
crutch would enable to get out of most areas. Obviously a few exceptions
exist, but you can't plan for every possibility, only the most likely.
<< One thing I recall is that most accidents happen at home-- >>
So, then, for God's sake! DONT STAY HOME!! GET OUT QUICK AND STAY OUT!!!
Greg "Strider" Hummel
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