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    Vanishing in the wilderness

    In the past I've been a long ways in to the back country wilderness in and around Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Had a couple of things happen while camped there that I still wonder about. These stories are interesting and something that should be taken in to consideration when venturing in to the national parks. I've listened to a lot of these kind of stories over the years and there are two pieces of advice that seem to be good advice and consistent. Don't go alone and don't go unarmed. The government doesn't want you carrying fire arms in national parks but I don't think you should pay any attention to those communist bastards and SOB's, just keep your weapons out of sight.

    Thought I'd add that the government employees I ran in to when I was in the back country were assholes that seemed to like to bully people and were always looking for some thing they could chew your ass for.



















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    Vol. 5 that I missed posting above.

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    Re: Vanishing in the wilderness

    I live adjacent to the largest cluster of National Forest in the lower 48 states so I naturally find this interesting. I can't comment of the pattern of missing shoes other than the lack of media coverage it gets. I will say that it's quite common for National Park and National Forest officials to deny the existence of large predators in areas where they are sometimes seen and reported by individuals.

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    Re: Vanishing in the wilderness

    Quote Originally Posted by hoarder View Post
    I will say that it's quite common for National Park and National Forest officials to deny the existence of large predators in areas where they are sometimes seen and reported by individuals.
    From what I gather after listening to a lot of these stories here that I"v posted and others that you should never go off in the wilderness alone and if you do a 44 magnum, 357 magnum or 45-70 rifle seem to be the minimum requirements if you don't want to disappear or have some one find only your shoes after you've turned up missing.
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    Re: Vanishing in the wilderness

    Quote Originally Posted by Tumbleweed View Post
    From what I gather after listening to a lot of these stories here that I"v posted and others that you should never go off in the wilderness alone and if you do a 44 magnum, 357 magnum or 45-70 rifle seem to be the minimum requirements if you don't want to disappear or have some one find only your shoes after you've turned up missing.
    I only watched the first five videos so far and I never heard them say the victim ventured out well armed. I usually carry a 44 magnum or at least a 44 special when out in the woods. Maybe Darwin's agenda is at work here. Only liberals from the cities venture out unarmed in my neck of the woods.

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    Re: Vanishing in the wilderness

    Hey, the bears need to eat too! Ya don't want to be bear food?... stay home? City dwellers have no idea how dangerous it is in the wilderness. Most of them think they'll meet that nice Smokey the Bear or maybe Yogi Bear who they see on TeeVee. They deserve what they get!
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    Re: Vanishing in the wilderness

    there's a guy that wrote a book or two about same. he's been a regular guest on coast to coast and other shows

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