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  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregorys View Post
    Super awesome report. Not so awesome root cause though.
    I've looked through your post history - but you don't seem to say what happened?

    So many questions!

    >U-EIGHTY-EIGHT, HOBBY -
    What's that mean?

    >I made it to 105 months. I’m ok with that.
    And that?

    Is Auntie Hydrocodone helping you tell the story?!

    I'm sure we'd love to hear the full story.

    All that said - it sucks to get thrashed. And it looks like you really done it right. [Go big or go home, amiright?!]
    Heal up soon!

    -Greg
    Yeah great report. It can take a while to talk about stuff. Or never. I can relate.

  2. #102
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    Quote Originally Posted by uglymoney View Post
    Yeah great report. It can take a while to talk about stuff. Or never. I can relate.
    It is hard to face stupid decisions.

  3. #103
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    Personal Locator Beacons: Options besides SPOT?

    Bumping bivy back up.

    https://www.bivy.com/

    Anyone have real world use?


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  4. #104
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiLyft View Post
    Bumping bivy back up.

    https://www.bivy.com/

    Anyone have real world use?
    What a piece of shit. You are 100% reliant of a functional cellphone in order to even send SOS.

    Bivy support literally recommends traveling with a companion so you can use their phone to send the SOS if your phone fails (and you better remember to install the app before you leave cell coverage).

    For the same price as an InReach Mini, you get none of the redundancy!

    I would take literally any emergency locator device on the market, PLB, an old Spot, before I'd buy a Bivy.

    I just purchased an InReach Mini to replace my PLB. It's pretty neat!
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  5. #105
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    Really like my inReach Mini after a season. All the functionality I personally need as a non-pro user, and only 3.5oz.

  6. #106
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    Climbers in eastern BC attempted to activate two SPOT 3s for SOS, neither of which worked, apparently due to an extended SPOT "network outage" (WTF?) Of course they had no way to know that their SOS was not getting through because SPOT Gen3 is a 1 way device.

    They were rescued because they left a trip plan with instructions to activate rescue early if overdue.

    Always leave a plan. If you have a satellite messenger that not 2-way, upgrade it, or carry a PLB as well using the sat msger for OK and tracking only.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  7. #107
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    Garmin just removed all fees associated with switching plans. Now you can downgrade months that you don't expect to need a high level of texts/tracking points/etc.

    Was pretty handy to have to let my partner know I was going to be late getting out when I fractured my fib in the Gores a few weeks ago.

  8. #108
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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    Garmin just removed all fees associated with switching plans. Now you can downgrade months that you don't expect to need a high level of texts/tracking points/etc.

    Was pretty handy to have to let my partner know I was going to be late getting out when I fractured my fib in the Gores a few weeks ago.
    That is darn covenient!

    Ouch! Good on you for toughing it out!
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  9. #109
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    That is darn covenient!

    Ouch! Good on you for toughing it out!
    Certainly glad I pack a shit ton of Vitamin I.

  10. #110
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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    Certainly glad I pack a shit ton of Vitamin I.
    Be careful with that. Ask a trained wilderness medical professional (Summit). InReach Minis are awesome. Seems like it is pretty much becoming the standard.

  11. #111
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    Be careful with that. Ask a trained wilderness medical professional (Summit). InReach Minis are awesome. Seems like it is pretty much becoming the standard.
    I regulated my dose. And had a good debrief about it this past week with an WEMT and paramedic in my OEC class.

    But the 4 or 6 or whatever 200mg pills that come standard in most First Aid kits wouldn't have been enough for the night of and the 6mi/3000' hike out the next day.

  12. #112
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    Vit I (advil/ibuprofen) is pretty safe in the wilderness setting as long as you:
    1. Don't take too much (Why? Vit I side effects magnify with dose, particularly nausea/vomiting/GI bleed). The bottle says take 400mg q 4-8 hours with a max of 1200mg in a day. A prescription might be up to 600mg q 6hrs or 800mg q 8hrs. I'd never take more than 800mg for an initial dose, also because taking more probably doesn't have additional positive effect while still having extra risk.
    2. Don't have major internal/external hemorrhage. (Why? Vit I interferes with clotting, so if there is major bleeding or significant chest/abd trauma, or a closed head injury/concussion, I'd use tylenol instead).
    3. You are hydrated (Why? it can damage your kidneys if you are dehyrdated)
    4. Use it short term, ie hours/days (Why? Vit I continuously longer than 10 days can really screw with stomach and increase the risk for GI bleeds/ulcers (particularly if used with alcohol/tobacco) and screws with your body's clotting system and instead of reducing clotting, it can cause clots which can cause heart attacks, strokes, etc)
    5. Don't mix and match with other NSAIDs like aspriin, naproxen (aleve), toradol, meloxicam. (Tylenol OK).
    6. Avoid interactions: Ibuprofen/Advil interacts, sometimes severely, with many common medications taken for chronic conditions: eg lithium, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, and anticoagulants/blood thinners, and others too innumerable to list here (talk to your prescriber)
    7. Avoid the liquid gels (these spike peak plasma concentrations which means you should never take more than 400mg, all for maybe working a few minutes earlier than a 400mg non-liquid-gel dose)

    Caveats:
    This is what I'd do... you aren't me and I'm not you. I'm not your healthcare practitioner and I don't know your medical history. I'm not a pharmacist either so this list ain't inclusive... it's the internet, yo!
    Last edited by Summit; 09-19-2019 at 11:03 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  13. #113
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Vit I (advil/ibuprofen) is pretty safe in the wilderness setting as long as you:
    1. Don't take too much (Why? Vit I side effects magnify with dose, particularly nausea/vomiting/GI bleed). The bottle says take 400mg q 4-8 hours with a max of 1200mg in a day. A prescription might be up to 600mg q 6hrs or 800mg q 8hrs. I'd never take more than 800mg for an initial dose, also because taking more probably doesn't have additional positive effect while still having extra risk.
    2. Don't have major internal/external hemorrhage. (Why? Vit I interferes with clotting, so if there is major bleeding or significant chest/abd trauma, or a closed head injury/concussion, I'd use tylenol instead).
    3. You are hydrated (Why? it can damage your kidneys if you are dehyrdated)
    4. Use it short term, ie hours/days (Why? Vit I continuously longer than 10 days can really screw with stomach and increase the risk for GI bleeds/ulcers (particularly if used with alcohol/tobacco) and screws with your body's clotting system and instead of reducing clotting, it can cause clots which can cause heart attacks, strokes, etc)
    5. Don't mix and match with other NSAIDs like aspriin, naproxen (aleve), toradol, meloxicam. (Tylenol OK).
    6. Avoid interactions: Ibuprofen/Advil interacts, sometimes severely, with many common medications taken for chronic conditions: eg lithium, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, and anticoagulants/blood thinners, and others too innumerable to list here (talk to your prescriber)
    7. Avoid the liquid gels (these spike peak plasma concentrations which means you should never take more than 400mg, all for maybe working a few minutes earlier than a 400mg non-liquid-gel dose)

    Caveats:
    This is what I'd do... you aren't me and I'm not you. I'm not your healthcare practitioner and I don't know your medical history. I'm not a pharmacist either so this list ain't inclusive... it's the internet, yo!
    Good advice. Good buddy is an anaesthesiologist and when I was talking to him about it he was very anti taking it for more than a couple of days at most.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

  14. #114
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Vit I (advil/ibuprofen) is pretty safe in the wilderness setting as long as you:
    1. Don't take too much (Why? Vit I side effects magnify with dose, particularly nausea/vomiting/GI bleed). The bottle says take 400mg q 4-8 hours with a max of 1200mg in a day. A prescription might be up to 600mg q 6hrs or 800mg q 8hrs. I'd never take more than 800mg for an initial dose, also because taking more probably doesn't have additional positive effect while still having extra risk.
    2. Don't have major internal/external hemorrhage. (Why? Vit I interferes with clotting, so if there is major bleeding or significant chest/abd trauma, or a closed head injury/concussion, I'd use tylenol instead).
    3. You are hydrated (Why? it can damage your kidneys if you are dehyrdated)
    4. Use it short term, ie hours/days (Why? Vit I continuously longer than 10 days can really screw with stomach and increase the risk for GI bleeds/ulcers (particularly if used with alcohol/tobacco) and screws with your body's clotting system and instead of reducing clotting, it can cause clots which can cause heart attacks, strokes, etc)
    5. Don't mix and match with other NSAIDs like aspriin, naproxen (aleve), toradol, meloxicam. (Tylenol OK).
    6. Avoid interactions: Ibuprofen/Advil interacts, sometimes severely, with many common medications taken for chronic conditions: eg lithium, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, and anticoagulants/blood thinners, and others too innumerable to list here (talk to your prescriber)
    7. Avoid the liquid gels (these spike peak plasma concentrations which means you should never take more than 400mg, all for maybe working a few minutes earlier than a 400mg non-liquid-gel dose)

    Caveats:
    This is what I'd do... you aren't me and I'm not you. I'm not your healthcare practitioner and I don't know your medical history. I'm not a pharmacist either so this list ain't inclusive... it's the internet, yo!
    My mom died from a massive sudden GI bleed. She had been taking lots of advil. My sister was a nursing assistant for years and kept warning her that it could be a problem. I had no idea prior to my mom passing and in my youth would pop 8 ibuprofen at a time sometimes to ward of hangovers, pain, etc. I rarely ever take even 1 pill now. Based on what my sister said it's a common cause of death among the elderly.

    Back on OP topic, love my inreach Mini. Simple to use, lightweight, holds a charge a long time, always in my pack.

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