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JohnTM 09-02-2007 09:34 AM

dealing with emergencies.
 
Well? :ddog

Seriously - this may be one of the most important threads here. When you gotta have info fast, you should find it here. This is ONLY for emergency info, and not personal info either. Who do you call when you got your leg ripped off by a charging rhino? Sorry, Steve Irwin's not avaliable. Whaddya do when your passport, wallet, and bike title were just ripped off by a howler monkey? Nope, not Marlin Perkins either.

:lurk

Bender 09-04-2007 04:44 AM

I forgot the toilet paper. What next?

JohnTM 09-04-2007 05:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Bender
I forgot the toilet paper. What next?

Just look for small, smooth leaves. :deal

http://www.hort.uconn.edu/IPM/homeco...y/poisivy2.jpg

Nixels 09-04-2007 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John™
Just look for small, smooth leaves. :deal

http://www.hort.uconn.edu/IPM/homeco...y/poisivy2.jpg


That's what I love about this place - the mod's are always looking out for us n00b's and the best interests of the individual FF's that come here.

Warms my heartburn, it does. :evil

muddy cat 09-04-2007 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John™
Well?

How about a emeergency phone # database? My phone's always on but I don't sit at the iMac 24/7.

pilot 09-04-2007 05:32 PM

How about a revue of Medjet? One of the members used them recently with good results. He had a broken tib/fib and was flown home.

He got the ride home because he was hospitalized and needed further treatment. A broken foot without being hospitalized won't get you the flight home. I found that out last trip to C.A. Oh, well, I was in a pretty good spot to hang out for a couple weeks. :evil

Dirtgeek 09-05-2007 10:28 AM

Don't forget to leave a flight plan if you're going out alone. apparently steve fossett didn't leave one for his trip out into the desert. so now crews are searching a gigantic area for him. been missing since monday.

al:1drink

pilot 09-05-2007 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dirtgeek
Don't forget to leave a flight plan if you're going out alone. apparently steve fossett didn't leave one for his trip out into the desert. so now crews are searching a gigantic area for him. been missing since monday.

al:1drink

That really is a good idea when you can do it. On long trips, just staying in touch with family and friends works pretty well, too. My SO likes to keep track where I'm staying while on the road, makes it faster to do a search if I don't check in often enough.

SkulefromOslo 09-09-2007 07:09 PM

The cure:
 
Learn 1.Aid and carry EPIRB / Sat.phone

Klay 09-09-2007 11:47 PM

poison ivy
 
Ah, for you unsuspecting noobs out there, don't use poison ivy for toilet paper. Dried grass works fine.


Quote:

Originally Posted by John™
Just look for small, smooth leaves. :deal

http://www.hort.uconn.edu/IPM/homeco...y/poisivy2.jpg


VelvtRide 09-10-2007 02:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pilot
That really is a good idea when you can do it. On long trips, just staying in touch with family and friends works pretty well, too. My SO likes to keep track where I'm staying while on the road, makes it faster to do a search if I don't check in often enough.

I do that with LR, too. He'll PM me or call me and tell me where he's headed. Even if it's just a general direction from where he's at, at the time, is better than nothing.

A database of phone number would be a nice idea, but if you're overseas or in another country, that could prove tough if you couldn't get to a phone, nor have access to the net or are injured in the hospital. Sat phones are ridiculously expensive and I doubt many people can afford to carry them.

I was at the SEMA show last year and talked to a few guys next to the Garmin booth. They were showcasing a product that attaches itself to the GPS(currently Garmin, then) and tracks the persons route which can be viewed on a server at every minute of the day. That would be helpful for traversing lowly populated areas or dangerous cities... the person viewing could tell where/when they stopped and for how long they'd been there(provided the device was left on). You can also talk(send messages) to the person via text through the GPS.

GPS-Buddy


Seems now they've made Garmin products equipped with the software.

Bender 09-10-2007 02:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klay
Ah, for you unsuspecting noobs out there, don't use poison ivy for toilet paper. Dried grass works fine.


Dried grass doesn't really give ya the coverage like Johnny Trademarks big, luxurious leaves though. They don't look like you would poke your finger through those either.

Drif10 09-12-2007 01:12 PM

Carry a Visa card and at least two phone numbers of Advriders who aren't on the same trip as you.

I'm serious about this. One call to the Collective and you'll have all the help you need, and then some. Parts, rides, place to stay, all will handled by your friendly neighbourhood Adventure Rider. Who will be more than happy to help you out. Dunno about anyone else, but even before the movie, I thought of it as paying it forward, good karma if you will. Being a soldier all these years, first lesson we got taught was that we take care of our own, never leaving a man behind.

Cause that's how we roll, to quote crashie.

bananaman 09-12-2007 07:05 PM

Scan copies of your passport, drivers license, bike title, emergency evacuation insurance policy, and credit cards (front and rear) and email it to yourself and a couple of people you trust. If you lose your originals- you can download them. If you're out cold, your emergency contact people can use them to get you home. If you're out of your home country, it'll help an awful lot with your consulate/embassy if you have a copy of your passport.

my $.02

deepcdiver 09-13-2007 01:42 PM

emergencies, shmurgencies....
 
there ARE no emergencies, just different levels of adventure:1drink


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