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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2009, 11:22:13 PM »
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Yeah, and what trapper ties a 75' 1 1/4" bullrope to a leg trap??

No kidding... I never used rope when I was a kid. I just tied the chain that comes on a #2 Victor to the closest tree, etc. I didn't put a ring of rocks around my sets either. I wonder what size that trap was? #4? Why put it in the middle of the desert? And... it had smooth jaws? I didn't think the really big ones had smooth jaws but it has been a long time since I set one.

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2009, 11:23:45 PM »
Maybe it's just me but if I was stuck in the middle of the desert I wouldn't risk breaking an arm to swing from a fifty year old rope when I could just walk around the rocks.

The trap looked fifty years old, but the rope didn't. That was staged so he could have a rope to try to kill himself needlessly.

Al

Yeah, and what trapper ties a 75' 1 1/4" bullrope to a leg trap??

A trapper trying to catch an Alamosarus   :rolling:

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2009, 11:29:42 PM »
The Spanish speaking people that I know (I wish I knew that language) have a word for him... but I can't spell it... Phonetically--> pen-dey-ho

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2009, 11:34:42 PM »
The Spanish speaking people that I know (I wish I knew that language) have a word for him... but I can't spell it... Phonetically--> pen-dey-ho

LOL!!!  :icon_lol: :rolling:
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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2009, 12:14:18 AM »
The Spanish speaking people that I know (I wish I knew that language) have a word for him... but I can't spell it... Phonetically--> pen-dey-ho

the correct spelling, Pendejos, means my real good friend  :rolling:




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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2009, 12:23:08 AM »
One of my favorites!

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2009, 12:24:12 AM »
It's on again for those who missed it earlier.

Al

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2009, 12:48:34 AM »
This guy will most likely get someone killed trying to survive like he does. Waste of time. Never have done any trapping, but have spent plenty of time outdoors and do know a couple of trappers, that rope might be ok for elephants but have never seen any in Arizona or Texas wondering around in the Desert. New Rope,  old trap, fake survival. And if the State of Texas had anything to do with this guy shame on them.
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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2009, 12:56:58 AM »
And all this time I thought that my brother-in-law and his brothers meant something else  :rolling:

It's been a while since I was in 3rd grade but I still don't get why they stopped teaching Spanish in grade school. I never got the sentence structure... so now I just piece together words and and being around those wingnuts (kinfolks) will keep you on edge. Ya never know if they are asking you if you want something to eat or want to do something strange to the neighbors dog  :rolling:

The Spanish speaking people that I know (I wish I knew that language) have a word for him... but I can't spell it... Phonetically--> pen-dey-ho

the correct spelling, Pendejos, means my real good friend  :rolling:




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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2009, 01:46:30 AM »
So where is he?  First thought was around Elephant Tusk but he can't be in the park killing snakes, etc.

Al

I was just going to say that... I like the Canadian dude (Les Stroud) better. He's at least authentic

I can't wait to see what he does with the arroyo / spring... oh  :icon_eek: I see... we swim in our drinking water first...

Les Stroud for sure.  I remember a comparison video between Bear and Les about how to drink urine in the desert.  Les used a solar evaporator to distill.  Bear, if my memory serves me, peed in a snake skin and then swilled it.  Gag me with a feather.  Who would you rather be with in a survival situation?  Here's one of Stroud's "best stories ever":



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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2009, 06:19:34 AM »
AWESOME!  Les is the best!  And his best story involves a moose!  That's so cool because mine does too!

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2009, 07:05:36 AM »
Come on, it's Hollywood guys.....entertainm ent.  Don't take that stuff so seriously.

Regarding, Les...well, I seem to remember him getting a ticket awhile back in a National Park illegal camping.  His crew was  in a designated campsite while he was "on his own" a 100 feet away...please, nothing "authentic" there.

Word to the wise, question everything on TV, yes, even Fox News.

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2009, 08:07:07 AM »
for the record - he didn't just throw away the rattler that he killed; he buried the head and then smoked the body and ate it.



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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2009, 08:22:16 AM »
I did sit down and sorta watch the episode (fast forwarded through a lot of it).  I guess just for entertainment value, it was ok, but you could tell they were definitely trying to overdramatize things and add some 'thrills'.  I mean really, who just jumps off a cliff into the Rio Grande?  With that murky water, you wouldn't know if the water was 12ft or 2ft deep?

I bet they first went down there off-camera and tested the depth before having doofus jump into it.

All the running and jumping around in broad daylight is just pure stupidity.  Any survival book will tell you to conserve energy and try to move around in the early morning or late evening hours.

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Re: man vs. wild in big bend
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2009, 08:36:23 AM »
I missed it. Did he drink his own pee? That guy always drinks his own pee. He just can't wait to do it. Must like the taste or something :vomit:

 


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