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RESCUE NEEDED!! Anybody near Ridgecrest/395 in Eastern Cali??

Discussion in 'South West' started by The Traveler, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Nov 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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    The Traveler

    The Traveler [OP] REBELTACO

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    Quoted from facebook, TW member and friend Shane flopped his truck on it's side earlier this afternoon in the Death Valley, Trona area. Somehow, he was able to get it back on 4 wheels, but upon starting the truck it died after 5 seconds. I helped him diagnose it to be a hydro-lock from oil in the combustion chambers, he got the oil out, but now the truck wont start. He suspects the battery died, but we do not know if he has damaged the internals. Possibly need a tow truck, might just need a jump. He is completely alone, no passengers, no other vehicles with him.

    He needs to get back home...anybody in that area willing to help out a fellow TW member?

    If you can help, please PM me so I can contact him on facebook, since that seems to be his only form of communication at this point (oddly enough).

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  2. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:40 AM
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    bigbarlo

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  3. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:43 AM
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    Sandman614

    Sandman614 LRGRNR

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    Glad he didn't keep going down. Bump for OP.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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    Nickel

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    does turning tires to black wall out count? How bout added snug top rebel.
    Good luck! I hope he gets some help.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:53 AM
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    SpeedoJosh

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    Not the most practical way to check for frame rust.

    Bump!
     
  6. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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  7. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:55 AM
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    ffemt2987

    ffemt2987 Shut up Hippie!

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  8. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:56 AM
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    Smooth Operator

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    Damn bro, good luck.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2013 at 7:08 AM
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    Mach375

    Mach375 Habitual Violator of Wheeling Rule #2

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    Too much to list, but enough to get me in trouble. Repeatedly.
    I'm doing fine, guys. Apparently there is a good-size SAR effort underway for my stupid ass.
    I have plenty of food, water, clothes, gear, supplies. Just not a running truck. And I'm in an area with extremely difficult access for a single vehicle, so I can't envision how my truck is getting out of here short of a helicopter. Day temps are perfection (low '70*s), night temps are the same (low '50*s, maybe upper '40*s), so not too much worry about cooking or freezing to death......maybe starving, since when I get into similar situations all of my focus is on anything *but* eating.
    HUGE PROPS to Matt- he has literally been my lifeline here, and I'm leaning on him the most.
    To answer your question/confusion, I'm sticking with Facebook for two reasons: I don't have good cell service and I want to try to keep my phone battery fresh (=less time on it), and I know Matt's got my ass covered. I'm keeping texting to only those who are closest to me or who can provide the most help......hence only family and Matt (maybe Brad later).
    After a good, warm night's sleep, I'm now packing one of my packs, and prepping the truck to leave it behind, so that I can hike to Ballarat (~8 miles away). I expect to intercept on my way a few locals coming to my aid.
    I'll keep everyone posted when I get home and more properly diagnose the issue. In the meantime, assume I'm fine and my truck is not.

    This is turning out to be a live test of my prepping abilities. So far, I'm passing with flying colors!
     
  10. Nov 18, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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    bwanamukubwa

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    Best of luck to you man.. you seem prepared and i hope the damage is repairable.. at least you're ok!
     
  11. Nov 18, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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    bigbarlo

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    Hang tough Shane. We are on it.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2013 at 7:23 AM
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    Chan u going? Text me if u are
     
  13. Nov 18, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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    I will go but 2wd might not make it to him.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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    Ya I'm 2wd also. Got a winch though
     
  15. Nov 18, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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    Is anyone rolling yet?
     
  16. Nov 18, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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    tom don't have your number check your pm
     
  17. Nov 18, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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    Was he trying to turn around or did he come down that gulch area. Looks like his passenger front got to high up the mountain?
     
  18. Nov 18, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    Shane if you see this. Stay by your vehicle.
     
  19. Nov 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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    :popcorn: for Rescue mission pictures.
     
  20. Nov 18, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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    Subscribed for hopefully a good ending
     
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