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"40's & 50's" Midlife crisis/GTFO my lawn thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Jul 16, 2018 at 10:23 AM
    scocar

    scocar Treat the cause, not the symptom

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    Life's been a little too insane for in-depth posting/discussion. All I seem to have time for is a quick shitpost here and there that doesn't require much thought.
     
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  2. Jul 16, 2018 at 10:42 AM
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    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Understand that.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2018 at 10:46 AM
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    MQQSE GOB

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    I recall the story...kinda like making 2nd mortgage payment on your lawn.
    o_O
    Well, that’s a DICK move...how apropos. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Jul 16, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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    Yeah... who the hell budgets for $3500 for new sod for the yard? I couldn't prove the lawn service killed my yard but I know they did. There was a definitive line down each side of my property where they sprayed. I remember the lawn service came out and looked at it and he said "I feel like you think we did this". "FUCK YEAH I DO... I KNOW YOU DID IT!!!":mad: But there was no actual way of proving it other than my neighbors yards looked completely fine. They ended up saying that my yard developed some kind of disease that killed it. Well no shit... You caused the disease with whatever you sprayed to be able to flourish. Anyway... what do you?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2018 at 11:39 AM
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    robssol If it ain't broke, leave it the eff alone!

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    A guitar pic for you. Toured Buffalo Trace Distillery today.
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    Whiskey Barrel Guitar :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Jul 16, 2018 at 12:19 PM
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    Can’t start shootin’ idiots...we’d run outta ammo way before we’d run outta idiots. :frusty:
     
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  7. Jul 16, 2018 at 1:15 PM
    Matic

    Matic [OP] The "OFG" Baby!!!

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    Where is that? It seems I pass the sign on the way up home. Am I wrong?
     
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  8. Jul 16, 2018 at 1:16 PM
    Matic

    Matic [OP] The "OFG" Baby!!!

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    :wave: DICK!!!!!
     
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  9. Jul 16, 2018 at 2:13 PM
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    VE7OSR 'interfering with Natural Selection since 1990'

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    Last nite's messing with Darwin. pics below, At this 200' waterfall, in the winter when its cold enough the water fall becomes an ice cone, and several rock weeps also freeze up, and you can ice climb in there. Access is down a crazy traverse of the steep canyon wall, so sometimes the quicker access in the winter it to rappel in from the top. The rope was left behind still anchored from 2 winters ago, so now some folks in the summer that go into the base of the water fall think this rope makes a really exciting swing to climb up on a boulder, swing out on the rope over or through the water fall to the other side. Challenge is at one point in the middle, you are 35' off the deck. Darwin decided that would be a great place to slip off the now weathered rope that has lost its protective mantel cover. dude falls down onto the rockfall below. Of course this happens in the evening, and to have his buddy get a call out for help is a 20 minute hike back up to the top of the canyon, and back to a car, then a crazy drive down logging roads for 16 miles to where a cell phone call can be made.

    We called in 442 squadron (Marine and Aeronautical military SAR), from Vancouver island to hoist the poor fellow out. Next best option was to wait until daylight (04:30) and fly him out by HETs (dope on a rope). The 3rd option was the rope rescue up the waterfall, and hump out throught the bush over the windfalls, and that wouldn't be so good for the fellow given his injuries.

    The Cormorant helicopter was hovering below the top of the waterfall. The rotor wash sucked the water fall away from the wall into the rotors, so the folks below were in a mini hurricane. It had to hover that low because at the top of the waterfall plateau is a forest of widow makers, - a stand of burnt trees, and his rotor wash could start knocking trees down.
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    waterfall in the summer.
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    Hoisting Operation.

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    top of the canyon scramble, rope team, paramedics, and two bystanders coming back up after all is done. Me in the yellow, as the RIT team lead, available to grab any materials up the steeper part of the trail.
     
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  10. Jul 16, 2018 at 2:19 PM
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    Blkvoodoo a Hooka smoking caterpillar has given me the call

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    I certainly hope there is a stupid tax applied when shit like this happens.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2018 at 2:22 PM
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    No, and as the responders we don't want that. We do get that response often though.

    So if you are a visitor to Canada, even from the US, and end up doing something silly, where you get hurt, we come and get you out of the pickle you are in by all the available resources necessary, and do so with no charge to you.
     
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  12. Jul 16, 2018 at 2:24 PM
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    Blkvoodoo a Hooka smoking caterpillar has given me the call

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    A "This is what this SHOULD cost you" letter would be a nice touch, but then that becomes bragging material.

    i guess i'm just too used to dealing with the low level idiots in what i do
     
  13. Jul 16, 2018 at 2:25 PM
    VE7OSR

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    We kinda gave the bystanders shit for swinging on questionable rope, that they had no idea how well it was anchored. Even the existing handlines traversing the slope of the canyon are in very bad shape. We brought our own, and did not leave them behind. I suspect there maybe a clandestine operation to remove the crappy stuff in the very near future.
     
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  14. Jul 16, 2018 at 2:31 PM
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    Was the rope he was swinging a static rope or dynamic rope left over from the winter? Not that it matters I suppose but either way the rope was going to give at some point do to excessive use, dust and debris caught in the rope fibers, torn fibers from the rocks themselves, and uv exposure.

    I've got to say that looks like a very skilled helicopter pilot that had to fly in danger close quarters. Sounds like one hell of a rescue and it looks like you guys did a great job in horrible conditions. Well done my friend!
     
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  15. Jul 16, 2018 at 2:39 PM
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    There were two bystanders that stayed with the subject, and did their job well, with no real knowledge, and moved the fellow out of the cold water, despite his injuries, and his screaming. That was a positive outcome move. The rescue crew down below took care of the bystanders and also give them little jobs to do to keep them busy, and in sight. The other two bystanders, that went for help, now at the topside, decided to try and come back in while the operation was underway. They BS'd me that they received permission to hike back in. I ignored the obvious lie, and respected their wishes to be closer to their friend but firmly denied them further progress back into the scene on the basis that such action created a hazard, especially when the helicopter arrives. Explained that I was being bossy, because we're now responsible for their well being as well as the folks down below. They co-operated, and explained to them the steps taking place to get their friend out, to make them feel a part of what is going on. I get their emotional involvement, and not going to be too much of a dick to them. They were escorted back out by a team of two to the parking lot when they were getting cold.
     
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    Dynamic - climber folks that set the ropes in place, though considering the mantle was shredded and the amount of times its been swung on, a lot of the twist in the strands has likely been stretched out. That helicopter is big..same one in my sig. Worked with them before on another call that they flew right down into a canyon at night. We were working on setting up the ground side operation should the air operation not be succeed and had to kill our headlamps, and stay still so no one dropped anything down into the canyon below us. Last night, those of us at the canyon rim pulled back away so we were not at risk of windfall.

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    but why not?? your buddy just did, and told all his friends on social media.
     
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    You sometimes wish there was such thing as a stupid tax but there isn't most anywhere in the nation that I'm aware of. That is your tax dollars at work that fund the FD to show up for rescues, house fires, etc... The only extra charge on our FD was excessive false fire alarms to the same location. IIRC if more than five false alarms were dispatched to certain businesses than a fine would be levied for each additional false alarm. Other than that... this is your tax dollars at work.
     
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    Our concern is folks will delay asking for help, if they think its going to cost money, or resolve the circumstance themselves, potentially causing further harm to people, and yes I've heard the pros & cons to both sides of the debate. Truth is we've all done dumb shit that in hindsight we think better of and thank our lucky stars, or guardian angels that 90% of the time, nothing bad happened. As responders, we don't base our response on how stupid we think the person's choices were; they are just folks that need attention now.
     
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    You're right about that. Of all the stupid shit that I've done I'm surprised that I've lived to this age.
     

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