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SAFETY - SAFETY - SAFETY
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navychief98
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:29 pm    Post subject: SAFETY - SAFETY - SAFETY Reply with quote

I just want everyone to be careful out there on the trails. I received 10 stitches today after a 40 foot fall. Accidents happen all the time. Watch your footing. Be aware of wet ground. Cache with a friend if your going after a difficult cache. I'm alright. I commend my frend, spd2662, fr his friendship, mercy, and care. Let's have fun out there but BE CAREFUL! Exclamation
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RudeRat
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear you’re ok.
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Hunter-Killer
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which cache were you trying John ? We would like to know so we could avoid it. Shocked 10 stitches seems like a pretty good wound to me. Glad spd2662 was there to catch you on the first bounce. Wink Good advice, caching alone can led to jackpots, especially as we get older.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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bflentje
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

40' is a LONG drop. Something luckily caught your fall.
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navychief98
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all ... I feel much better today ...
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navychief98
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you come to the Northland Treasure Huters Meet-n-Greet on Saturday, you'llget to see the battle scar (maybe) ... Depends if te doctor removes the bandages ... http://coord.info/GC3DKW5
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seamusbleu
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad it wasn't a 40' strictly vertical fall!
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navychief98
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seamusbleu wrote:
I'm glad it wasn't a 40' strictly vertical fall!



Me too! Very Happy
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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
40' is a LONG drop. Something luckily caught your fall.
That's what I was thinking! Glad you're ok!
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Hunter-Killer
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

navychief98 wrote:
If you come to the Northland Treasure Huters Meet-n-Greet on Saturday, you'llget to see the battle scar (maybe) ... Depends if te doctor removes the bandages ... http://coord.info/GC3DKW5


Going to miss the show and tell by a few hours, we will be in town a little latter in the day.
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me second the chief. As several of you may know he is not the first MN Cacher to have to make a trip to the hospital. I remember when we got the 911 call from Paklid's wife that he had fallen and broken his leg out in the middle of Anderson Lake Reserve in "06".

Then of course the was the time that I took the nose dive off the cliff overlooking the Mississippi river and this happened.



Yep that's two broken arms. Cliff diving on dry land never has a happy ending. Right Chief!

Caching sure can be expensive. Have good insurance. Wink
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navychief98
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Hunter-Killer"Going to miss the show and tell by a few hours, we will be in town a little latter in the day.[/quote]

Stop by the house. I'd love to see you. I live on the church property at 43rd and Grand Avenue ...
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navychief98
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arcticabn wrote:
Yep that's two broken arms. Cliff diving on dry land never has a happy ending. Right Chief!

Caching sure can be expensive. Have good insurance. Wink



How are you doing today? Better? Arms work alright? I can't wait to get back on the trails. My wife grounded me until I get my stitches out.

Happy trails!
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spd2662
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
40' is a LONG drop. Something luckily caught your fall.


Yep, the rocks. He was on his way toward the roaring river. I wanted to post the pictures of his wounds but he thought it would be too gross. I showed my wife and she said, "I wish you would have never showed me that". Surprised
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