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Re: California hiker with broken leg ate bugs to live

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California hiker with broken leg ate bugs to live
July 16, 2014 04:23PM
It's funny what the press will focus on. So what if he ate bugs?

This guy seems to have kept his head. He left his pack out of reach, so lack of food would eventually have been a problem, but saved the leg and maybe his life.

Desperate times, but it could have been much worse.

I do occasionally hike alone off-trail, but never without leaving a detailed route description and having someone who expects me to check in with her every night.
Where that's not possible, I don't hike off-trail alone. There are plenty of on-trail hikes that I could do instead.

http://news.yahoo.com/california-hiker-broken-leg-ate-bugs-live-210116701.html;_ylt=AwrTWVUEB8dTsTMAuwnQtDMD
avatar Re: California hiker with broken leg ate bugs to live
July 16, 2014 05:12PM
Hiked thousands of miles off trail alone.

Before I leave I tell the wife to be safe and not do anything too stupid. She tells me the same.

It's not for everyone. But it's what I really enjoy.

Personally I dunno if hiking with others is necessarily safer.



Chick-on is looking at you!
Re: California hiker with broken leg ate bugs to live
July 16, 2014 05:21PM
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Personally I dunno if hiking with others is necessarily safer.

Not safer, no, in the sense that you are just as likely to get hurt. But at least they won't spend a week looking for you when you do get crippled....

And, yes, I was thinking of Chick-on when I read that news story!

Be good. Stay safe.
avatar Re: California hiker with broken leg ate bugs to live
July 17, 2014 07:47AM
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And, yes, I was thinking of Chick-on when I read that news story!

I was thinking Chick-on when I read the story also, because as we all know, chickens eat bugs! Chick-on avec les pieds
Re: California hiker with broken leg ate bugs to live
July 17, 2014 09:29AM
So do Bears



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