Good posts on this thread. I really hadn't seen an episode of Dual Surv. until this thread popped up. Started watching the shows on Youtube. I was surprised in that it wasn't really all that bad and if one looked passed the producer induced hollywood bs there is good info. there. What is annoying about this is that DC has some good skills and knowledge, too bad he couldn't match it with moral integrity.
TAP, don't be too hard on yourself or the other responsible instructors for policing the ranks, we students all have a crapometer on board too, its just a question of whether we let our egos or logic interpret which way the needle swings. If we pay attention we figure out pretty quick who the good guys are.
Hey Longrifle, when are ya comin' up to Gods country? Need someone young and strong to haul me around in the woods
Hey Rod, you know a few years ago my wife's Uncle asked me to go hunting with him and some other family on a deer hunt in Wyoming. Well I could not resist of course so I went. Now Logan (Uncle) was 62 I knew that right off, but he was healthy. When we arrived, I noticed everyone else was in their late sixties. Within the first day I knew why I was there. Yes, pack mule to get the deer out. There mostly road hunters and im a long distance hiker and love being solo.
Well the first cousin, Patrick shot a deer on the side of a canyon and it rolled half way and hung up on a branch. He looked at me and I looked back and said nothing. He started up the side of that canyon and got stuck on the opposite side of a rock face from where the deer came to rest. I knew he was going the wrong way, but I learned my lesson years ago to not say much to elders who know it all. Kinda like Dude..... Well he got stuck, winded and could not come back down. He was exhausted.
I climbed up the correct side of the rock face, flipped the doe's leg off the branch and down she fell 50 feet. I climbed down to her,wrapped my strap around her neck and drug her down on my own using her as a counter balance as we ran down the slope another 100 yards. Drug her across a small creek next to his truck. He arrived 20 minutes later to finish gutting her after he rested. The next day was a similar situation, but only a long distance drag. Now I don't mind helping out at all, but I learned a lesson or two.......
Now Rod, I just might come to Montana, but I know you and your capabilities and there ain't no way in hell im carrying you around brother...LOL. But I would love to spend some time together up there. Retirement is soon, keep the fire warm buddy!!!