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To God be the glory

Postby lobo on Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:06 pm

I went for a hike today, trying to find a geocache.

Equipment:
Knife, lighter, cell phone, compass, GPS, map, .45, flashlight, pliers with mini-saw blade.

I started out the road, then went down over the hill to get closer to the area. The flat was rather soggy with grass and mud. I made it across there to the hill on the other side. I was reaching the return time limit I had given myself if I couldn't find it right off. I was moving out the flat and my boot punched through the top layer and the standing water started trickling in. Then the other one punched through. I was close enough to grab some tree limbs sticking out.

Should I signal, or try to get out. I don't seem to be sinking. I think I'll try to extricate myself.

My feet pulled right out of the rubber boots, and I got up on dry ground. Not having any extra boots, I walked out in my socks. 15 minutes later I was at the truck. I then went to my parents house 2 miles away and took a shower before I put my extra pants on that were in the truck.

1. I got my hiking poles out of the storage building while I was there.
2. There is no such thing as a quick in and out trip, no matter how many you've made in the past.
3. Next trip is full load out...
4. If the ground is soggy, try not to step on it.
5. Don't struggle too much, you'll just get tired.
6. Boots are nice to walk in. Socks are not.
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Re: To God be the glory

Postby chad_ghost on Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:04 pm

So what happened here? Got your boots stuck? Why was it so marshy? What's a geocache?

Sorry for all the questions.
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Re: To God be the glory

Postby lobo on Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:38 pm

My boots are still there, probably filled up with water by now. It was probably 18" of mud I sank down in. It was about an hour and a half before dark. I guess all the water drains into that area and is very slow in leaving.

http://www.geocaching.com
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Re: To God be the glory

Postby chad_ghost on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:16 pm

How long would it have been before someone found you, granted you weren't able to escape from your boots?

As for geocaching, who knew? It's amazing the things I learn everyday.
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Re: To God be the glory

Postby lobo on Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:26 pm

No cell phone, I would have waited an hour and a half or so until dark, and then 3 shots.

but, I had my cell phone, so response time, figuring out where the WMA was, getting there, 20 minutes or so to get to where I was at.

I'm glad the mud wasn't deeper. No copperheads out.

I went back today to see if I could see the boots, and the area was covered with water from the rain Friday night/Saturday.
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Re: To God be the glory

Postby Matthew on Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:17 pm

You have the best stories sometime

This made me lol
cell phone, compass, GPS, map, flashlight

A smart phone would take care of all those things for you :D
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Re: To God be the glory

Postby lobo on Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:48 pm

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I took the test online, and this arrived in the mail the next day after the mud incident:

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