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Author Topic: did i ever tell of when we got lost?  (Read 4637 times)
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« on: February 25, 2007, 06:32:09 PM »

I just thought i would give people a reason to know how to read and understand maps before going on a hike...Buzzbee this message was mostly for you.
 O.k. so a couple of years ago we were spending the weekend at our friends cabin like most years when dad(buzzbee) gets the great idea of going on a hike. Doesn't sound so bad yet, does? Read on. It was supposed to be about an hour or two hike if that and only a mile or so. We follow the markers on the trees and then we got lost. What had happened, there was a split in the path so dad decides to take the one that  goes uphill like on the map. We then decide we are completely lost. So i make the suggestion of turning around and following the trail back the way we came,but, they decided not to do that which i thought would have made the most sense. so we keep walking and a few hours later we return right where we went in so instead of just turning around we made a full circle. Now keep in mind i was only 5 or 6 so dad carried me most of the way and it was sleeting. After returning we figured it out that we must have been gone for about 5 or more hours and went about 9 miles or so. So to make sure you don't have a hike like i did,next time you go on one make sure you know what route to follow and how to read a map.
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007, 06:23:58 PM »

reading a map is great.  knowing how to use a compass and plot a course is better.  owning a GPS is priceless!!  smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2007, 11:10:48 AM »

Josh, go get him!!!  LOL.  YOu were really lucky that you guys got out of the bush safely.  When I read little stories like that it makes my heart start to get really pumping.  I think that I actually get an out of body experience and picture myself right there in the story with ya.  It was a good story, I am grateful that things turned out the way that they did.  I bet your Dad was really tired after carrying his little boy for so long, he was probably terrified.  You have the best day, guy.  Cindi
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2007, 11:20:07 AM »

owning a GPS is priceless!! 

yep, until the batteries die on you and you realize the solar charger is in the car  Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2007, 01:01:35 PM »

I can't help but share my LOST story:

http://www.beemaster.com/travel/canoe.html

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2007, 05:11:30 PM »

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among the things in my saddle bags....extra batteries.

of course, if my horse and i part ways.....i am twisted in to a board with a pointy instrument  smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2007, 06:24:28 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2007, 06:30:53 PM »

I can't help but share my LOST story:

http://www.beemaster.com/travel/canoe.html


Oh my goodness, John, what a tale  shocked  Lucky you found your way out!  We canoe quite a bit (well, we used to anyways, before life got so complicated) and have never had a problem like that.  Hopefully we never will!
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2007, 09:48:13 PM »

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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2007, 11:03:08 PM »

Kathy!!!  Ha, you are a funny woman.  I was also wondering what you mean, "twisted into a board with a pointy instrument".  I thought and thought, what on earth you could possibly be talking about.  I was thinking about every thing that I would take if I were to ever venture out with my steed into the bush to do an overnight trek (you are so brave, girl, I would never ever have the guts to do that thing, good for you!!!!).  I couldn't come up with even one thing that might have twisted me into a board with a pointy instrument.  Anyways, it gave me a really good laugh when you said "screwed", what an imagination and a way with words.  Don't lose that, it is a gift.  Best of the great day.  Cindi
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2007, 08:12:32 AM »

As Daniel Boone has been quoted saying " I have never been lost, Just turned about for several weeks"

I always know where I am, I just might not know how to get where I am going.
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2007, 09:06:39 AM »

I always thought a compass was overkill... what if you lose it?  Besides the sun is usually shining or the stars are out, and if they aren't there are other signs, like moss on the tree or what grows on a south facing hill...

GPS's look way cool, but what about when the battery goes dead and you never learned to pay attention to where you were and where you're going?
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2007, 08:35:52 PM »

The best way to avoid being lost, is to never care where you are going.. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2007, 08:21:38 PM »

Moss does not only grow on the North side of a tree. Moss will grow wherever there is an adequate amount of moisture and sunlight.
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2007, 09:36:06 AM »

Cody, oh ya, I will agree, we have moss growing in places that one could never imagine.  Have the wonderful day, great life, great health.  Cindi
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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2007, 07:22:47 PM »

What do you do when MOSS grows on your GPS  rolleyes

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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2007, 10:07:07 PM »

send it to me...  tongue
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