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KathyC
10-29-2009, 05:37 AM
Some may find this interesting to read, with all of the hikers here.

http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/people/story/163202.html

Snow Miser
10-29-2009, 07:52 AM
I heard this on the news this morning too. Very unfortunate thing to happen. It just goes to show that when out in the outdoors, try to have a plan to confront such a situation. Though very rare, they do happen.

TrishandAlex
10-29-2009, 08:51 AM
Woul carrying a loud, piercing whistle, or an small airhorn, help? I've often wondered about adding that to my safety gear. Something to strap on the belt and squeeze the bulb/push the button....emits an ear-spillting noise...maybe that would be effective..?

Snow Miser
10-29-2009, 10:22 AM
Woul carrying a loud, piercing whistle, or an small airhorn, help? I've often wondered about adding that to my safety gear. Something to strap on the belt and squeeze the bulb/push the button....emits an ear-spillting noise...maybe that would be effective..?

I would think something like that would work well. And possibly as a backup, one of these (http://rkdefense.com/proddetail.php?prod=PS-7F-Fogger). I've been thinking of getting something like this because of it's range. It would be effective on animals, and wingnuts like the one you had an encounter with last year.

KathyC
10-29-2009, 11:43 AM
What happened last year?

Snow Miser
10-29-2009, 12:25 PM
What happened last year?

Sorry, it may not have been a year ago, or it may have been longer. I can't remember when she started the thread that would explain it.

TrishandAlex
10-29-2009, 12:46 PM
You mean the guy with the ax? He acted friendly enough -- really friendly, in fact. Like, I'm-smoking-a-lot-of-great-weed friendly.

He was probably harmless, it was just disconcerting to suddenly see him standing next to Alex. I was pulling myself up over the chimney between the Osceolas and was caught off guard. Alex was already over and standing up, and this guy appears right next to her, and there I am, not yet on my feet and dangling over the edge. I think my mama-paranoia was just on overdrive. It didn't help that he said he was just camping out where the whim took him...don't think he was a trailworker.

Back to the OT, I think one of those ear-splitting noise makers might come in handy in a variety of scenarios -- coyote, bear, charging moose, strange people, a signal if you get lost, etc...

Anna LeBlanc
10-29-2009, 01:24 PM
I would think something like that would work well. And possibly as a backup, one of these (http://rkdefense.com/proddetail.php?prod=PS-7F-Fogger). I've been thinking of getting something like this because of it's range. It would be effective on animals, and wingnuts like the one you had an encounter with last year.

We carry bear spray that is effective to 30 feet.If it can stop a bear I think it would definitely be able to stop a coyote or nasty 2-legged varmit in it's tracks too.

We got ours from Cabelas.com .Handy item to have on the trail for those unforeseen situations.

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Anna

Snow Miser
10-29-2009, 08:00 PM
You mean the guy with the ax? He acted friendly enough -- really friendly, in fact. Like, I'm-smoking-a-lot-of-great-weed friendly.

Trish, yes, he is the one.

Snow Miser
10-29-2009, 08:03 PM
We carry bear spray that is effective to 30 feet.If it can stop a bear I think it would definitely be able to stop a coyote or nasty 2-legged varmit in it's tracks too.

We got ours from Cabelas.com .Handy item to have on the trail for those unforeseen situations.

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Anna

Anna, the bear spray is a great idea. I will have to pick up a can the next time I go to the Cabela's here in Hamburg, PA.

Bill O
10-29-2009, 09:01 PM
I think bear spray would be very effective on coyotes (gotta get it in their face though), probably more so than bears.

In reality though, your time and money would be better spent maintaining the safety of your car and keeping up on your driving skills. Your car is thousands of times more likely to kill you than a coyote...even if you spend a significant amount of your time in the outdoors.

spyboy
10-30-2009, 09:46 AM
Why not carry a 9mm?

Gorque
10-30-2009, 01:32 PM
Why not carry a 9mm?Lead poisoning in the extreme. :D

When I checked out the article I thought it strange that this item was reported in the entertainment section, until I read that she was a singer.

Snow Miser
10-30-2009, 04:00 PM
Why not carry a 9mm?

A gun probably would be best, as long as it is carried legally. I know if I were to hike in the NW with the grizzly bears, I would definitely carry something like a .357 Magnum.

Charlie
10-31-2009, 09:19 PM
as far as i know you cant carry a gun across the state line your registered in ?

Brad
11-01-2009, 07:37 AM
Could be friendly too - maybe. Please be friendly!

http://images51.fotki.com/v750/photos/5/8235/8075644/IMG_4505a-vi.jpg

Snow Miser
11-02-2009, 12:10 PM
Nice doggy! Here doggy!:D