One of My favorites !

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by dango, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Mountaineering above the "Timber-Line"..! :)

    Well ,I love this because I usually have the whole mountain to myself , call me greedy ! :)

    I could never get my friends out of the bars for a week or two , ain't gonna happen !:confused:
    I had to make a choice a long time ago . Do I really want to do this , (even if I'm by myself ?):) I ain't talking "Resorts" , I'm talking "Wilds" .! :D Hoo Yaa..!
    YES , I really want to do this..! :)
    There are places North of Colorado that has "NEVER" melted.! What does this mean to the "mountaineer" ? It means you will never walk , only ski or snow shoe ! If you were to break through the "wind-pack" , you surely would drown in snow!10 ft. + easily !

    Basics: Well you need a special type , good strong pare of of skis.
    Not all skis are the same , you now carry your weight + what you carry and in my youth , that could be 100 + lbs. on three week extended trip.

    Descending , or going down , obviously gravity (x) declination or Angle of Descent"(=) speed! You can not ,"snow-plow", with all that weight and nobody I ever met could. We just ain't born doing 40+MPH. with an extra 100 lbs. !
    How you control your speed is by dragging your poles and cutting across the grain of descent . (NOT SHOOT THE GAP),, with all that weight , you must maintain speed and control or you are just a "projectile" !:D

    Ascending or,"UP", and "On The Flat" ! They make all kinds of ,strap-on , clip-on.and stick-on devices for up and flat.
    Back in the old days , we used seal skin ! If you ever noticed a seal can not swim "back-wards". That's because all the short hairs point to the rear or tail.
    On skis , they allow you to ."shuffle forward" and won't slide backwards , great for going "up", or "flat".! Unlike snow-shoes , you never have to lift your feet,
    just "shuffle " along.

    All gear for "Mountaineering" is different than down hill skis. Your foot "MUST" pivot to go comfortably up and on the flats , you're talking days and miles here!

    There is "WAY TOO" much going on here for one thread ,so's I will cover just the skiing part!

    Inclination and what does that mean to the "Mountaineer" ?
    Well , for one thing , it'll save your life !
    Avalanches.! :eek:
    (MY PERSONAL SKIERS RULE OF THUMB) Never mess with more than 37 Degrees of "inclination"..!Others say 32 , but they ain't ME ! You do not want to bring the mountain down upon you .!

    How do we know "inclination" ? Well , you know they make a little gauge that tells you angle by looking through and angle with-in your vision.

    There is way more , like how to set up a camp on 10+ snow ?
    I'm gonna stop here and if any question or interests , I will gladly answer !

    Stay safe and venture on you Dawgs ..! :D

    PS; All the crazy stuff you see in videos is "AFTER" you set camp with your little sissy "day-pack" and not your heavy load,they don't show you this part! This is "REAL'..! ;)
     
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  2. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Is the "d" silent?
     

  3. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    SCREAM that D..........! :confused:

    Really have no idea what you mean ! :confused:

    I'll take that as a compliment , AND GO..no D , like go dango go..?










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  4. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    WTF..! ain't yues even a little curious ? :confused:
     
  5. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    OK , got-cha ! :)

    You must excuse me for I am tired , having problems with mother-in-law and am Polish to boot ! :D

    AWGS...!


    1-A , Alberta <--Thee Great "White North " !

    2-W , Wilderness...!

    3-G , Guide....!

    4-S , Service...!

    Pardon , took me a while on witch "D" to drop ? :confused:

    Very subtle and a tad vague , you "AWG", ! :D

    Also-BCWGS...! :p :D
     
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  6. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That is a , "little", thing I forgot to mention ! :eek: :)

    How does one get ."to and back", from the fringes of said "Wilds" ?:)

    1-Independent Wealth , your own Plane , Helli , etc. !

    2-A W G S , foot , snow shoe , ski , horse , mule , plane , Helli. ,etc, !

    3-B C W G S ,^...........^.........^.......^......^........^ etc...............!

    Alberta....British Columbia , Provincial or independent Guide Services , or ,

    WHAT CAN I AFFORD ? Don't Let the lack off money stop you , there is always a way ! DO YOU REALLY WANT TO..........!! :D
     
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  7. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    New aproach..!

    Hi , my name is dango! I'm sixty , just mended for two years after major skiing accident ! I've got many non-load bearing injuries with titanium and other components .

    I am quite healthy and would really like to do some light adventuring !
    I'm thinking of maybe two weeks tops.
    Weather is variable; Highs 17-27 degrees and lows , minus 3 - 9 !
    Snow conditions , variable at best and 18" - 28" deep !
    Terrain: Old logging roads narrow path ways , very hilly , of the scale 1 - 10 !
    On that scale by looking at (Topography) , might hit an 8 by that scale.
    One-being flat mellow and ten-being steep and twisting (KAMIKAZE)! :eek:

    In your humble opinions , what all do I need and WHY..everything ?

    Thank you and one is NEVER TOO old to learn!
     
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  8. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yaul know the situation I got myself into , now what ?

    Also you have enough of the physical data needed to save my "Dumb" ASS .!:eek:


    HELP...!:confused:
     
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  9. dango

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    It's been 3 hours now and I'm hungry , thirsty and my bodies starting to make some real bad choices ........! :eek:


    HELP ME...! :eek:
     
  10. dango

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    Well , I would love to eat some snow just to quench my thirst , Dang , gonna lose my toes and fingers and maybe part of my nose pretty darn soon !

    Hypothermia ? Should I eat some snow or what ? :confused:

    Confusion and denial with a tad anger are starting to get the upper hand ! Is this normal ? :confused:
     
  11. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well , me , myself and I had a little debate and I lost.

    They have given ME no ultimatum at this point ! They ,(My brain and heart) Have decided to sacrifice some important items ,hands , feet , nose , ears and legs and arms if necessary , AUTO PILOT and can't be stopped..! To save the most important parts left , meaning my Brain , Lungs , digestive system and heart , but not necessarily in that order!

    They assure me not to worry because soon I won't feel anything like the wrenching pain of freezing to death ..

    Thanks , you have just witnessed the death of one stupid man by not asking questions !

    RIP dango , one really really stupid man , (SIGH)..! :D I enjoyed that , sort-a like playin wif yur selF..!:D
     
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  12. Devin556

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    when you build camp on deep snow do you pitch tent on top of the snow or burrow down in to it?
     
  13. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That means I get to play Braggart..A whole nother thread , really ..!

    I shall oblige yue ......! :D Who would-a thunk ? :confused: