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I shouldn't be awake

Postby Nuts » Wed 10 Jul, 2013 11:56 pm

But damn, 'I Shouldn't Be Alive' 11.34pm sctv6- The story of Matt Briggs
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby Clusterpod » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 12:31 am

Theres a kiwi trampers forum where he posted an amazing account soon after getting out of hospital. Look it up!
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby Strider » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 12:44 am

There goes my early night!!!
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby wayno » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 7:45 am

Clusterpod wrote:Theres a kiwi trampers forum where he posted an amazing account soon after getting out of hospital. Look it up!



http://tramper.co.nz/?3643

"madpom" who was the subject, also corrects mistakes made in the documentary...

http://tramper.co.nz/?topicid=1735&view ... n&offset=1
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby Hallu » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 11:13 am

Reminds me of Joe Simpson's story. I reckon his was even worse : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touching_the_Void
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby wayno » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 11:23 am

suffering is suffering.... i wouldnt get into comparing it
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby Nuts » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 1:53 pm

Forgot the beacon.. doh!!! My first thought (him thinking he had lost it) was that this is where tracking could help..
Yeah, they did a good job of portraying the pain, could almost feel it!
All credit to those hunters (and his warm doggy) :)
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby wayno » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 1:58 pm

yeah but beacons still arent fullproof its not a replacement for leaving detailed intentions with someone who can raise the alarm or inform authorities where to look for you.... he's lucky to be alive...
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby Nuts » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 2:10 pm

He'd be a bit dark on his mate, I read that account, not much explanation as to what went wrong there. Lucky to live yeah... I guess if you survive the fall there's not much else to do other than try to get home :)
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby wayno » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 2:13 pm

well other people would have given up with those injuries and that much pain, how people react can vary massively
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby Nuts » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 7:12 pm

Even here there was an element of giving up & some luck involved it seems. He would have been stuffed if that creek did break its bank or a boulder took him out while he was asleep.
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby neilmny » Thu 11 Jul, 2013 8:06 pm

I read the account, it's an incredibley gutsy story.
A cool head in an extraordinarily difficult situation.
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby Nuts » Thu 01 Aug, 2013 8:25 pm

The last one (I saw) was even more so- a seemingly hopeless situation.
Literally snapped in half, saved by TAZ :) Many of the ones iv'e seen would have been so much less drastic with a plb..
Found the index to these anyhow:

http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/i- ... -owner.htm
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby Strider » Thu 01 Aug, 2013 10:26 pm

Nuts wrote:Many of the ones iv'e seen would have been so much less drastic with a plb.

I always think this too. I bet they all carry them now.
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby wayno » Fri 02 Aug, 2013 5:31 am

thing is with modern travel you get so many people now ending up in situations and terrain they arent used to, they dont realise how easy it is to get into the crap until it's too late and they are in it.
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby Nuts » Fri 02 Aug, 2013 11:16 am

The guy lost on the lava was a classic, a quick trip with the camcorder ends up being 5 painful days! I have a feeling Bear covered this one. Great armchair viewing though!! Much more insightful than Bear/survivor style to me.
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby Strider » Fri 02 Aug, 2013 11:20 am

Nuts wrote:The guy lost on the lava was a classic, a quick trip with the camcorder ends up being 5 painful days! I have a feeling Bear covered this one. Great armchair viewing though!! Much more insightful than Bear/survivor style to me.
This one really drove home for me how hard it would be to signal someone that isn't looking for you.
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Re: I shouldn't be awake

Postby wayno » Fri 02 Aug, 2013 11:28 am

bear inon hawaii lava floes..
actually i think the lost in the lava ield was i shouldnt be alive as well

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