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#6185912 - 03/12/18 11:52 PM Did you ever get lost in the wilderness
Grandpa Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/26/11
Posts: 466
Loc: Idaho Falls, ID
and have to spend the night? I got lost a few times both in the Rockies and Appalachian Mountains but found my way out before night fall. Thanks to a compass. However, even though the Rockies are more remote, it was more difificult to get out of the eastern wilderness as once I got twisted in this dense forest everything looked the same.

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#6185923 - 03/13/18 12:12 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
spotter Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 272
Loc: alaska
I got turned around once in Canada bushwhacking and had to spend the night. I was eighteen at the time and I was hypothermic but made it back. Learned a few things that night.

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#6185924 - 03/13/18 12:14 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
trapper les Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 16880
Loc: williams,mn
Not lost, lol, but out of poor judgment, had to spend the night one spring at ice out beaver season, 30 miles out in the bush. There is a story there but it's only mildly off topic .
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#6185926 - 03/13/18 12:19 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
James Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 11415
Loc: Anchorage, Alaska
Never been lost, but I've been bewildered a few times.

Jim
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#6185928 - 03/13/18 12:21 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
trapper les Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 16880
Loc: williams,mn
I think it Daniel Boone that wasn't lost for a couple years, but was confused .
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#6185938 - 03/13/18 01:12 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Scout1 Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 1490
Loc: Western N. Carolina
Have been disoriented, but not lost in the wilderness.
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#6185939 - 03/13/18 01:16 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Wylee Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/18/15
Posts: 1544
Loc: interior alaska
Haven't been lost yet but with a little gear I'd rather be lost in the woods than spend the night in the city..
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#6185957 - 03/13/18 04:03 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
danny clifton Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 11710
Loc: williamsburg ks
Me and my buddy Stanley made spears by whittling some points on sticks with our pocket knives. We were between 1st and 2nd grade. Went deer hunting. Followed some tracks as best we could. Seen some deer off in the distance. Tried to sneak up on them. Then tried to follow those deer. Started getting dark. We realized we didn't know how to get home. Our parents were frantic. They had no clue we had made spears and were deer hunting. (we had watched a western movie. neither could wander with a firearm alone but we sure could whittle a point on a stick) Finally about 9-10 oclock we saw somebodys yard light. Was a long ways to it. Probably midnight when we got there. Took awhile to wake anybody up.

I learned a good lesson that day. Always carry a few basics and pay attention where your going. Never had any bad trouble since. Have been jammed up and miserable but never lost or without some basic stuff like food and water.
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#6186003 - 03/13/18 05:35 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
rpmartin Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/03/14
Posts: 712
Loc: S/W Wisconsin
Not lost. Been turned around a few times real bad. I love my gps, let's me hunt all day. Still have a map and compass with me as back up.
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#6186006 - 03/13/18 05:38 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Finster Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/13/13
Posts: 8459
Loc: Fredonia, PA.
Never lost but taken way out of the way a time or two.
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#6186007 - 03/13/18 05:41 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
NebrCatMan Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/08/12
Posts: 1356
Loc: SE NEBRASKA
Never lost. But turned around for sure. Even in my own stomping grounds here at home at nite. First time I ever used a GPS in the Rockies I kinda started to panic on a return trip to the truck. Waited till dark to head back to the truck, GPS told me one thing... but my mind wanted to do another. Learned to trust the GPS that nite!!
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#6186022 - 03/13/18 06:01 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
pcr2 Offline
"Twerker"

Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 12906
Loc: potter co. p.a.
not lost but i have a sang area i can't get my bearing on and come out at the same wrong place EVERY time.you can drop me off 20 miles from home and i'd beeline through the hills straight to the house,not there and like an idiot i seem to do it every year.
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#6186035 - 03/13/18 06:28 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Osky Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/09/13
Posts: 5712
Loc: Northern MN
I don't look at it as lost. As much as I wander, where I end up is where I end up. All just part of the unknown adventure.
Pretty much like life itself.

Osky
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#6186042 - 03/13/18 06:38 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: pcr2]
racerboy108 Online   content
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 4058
Loc: Perham Minnesota 54
Originally Posted By: pcr2
not lost but i have a sang area i can't get my bearing on and come out at the same wrong place EVERY time.you can drop me off 20 miles from home and i'd beeline through the hills straight to the house,not there and like an idiot i seem to do it every year.


Why is it everyone has one spot their internal compass does not work? Lol

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#6186078 - 03/13/18 07:17 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
west river rogue Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 3325
Loc: Philippines,,ohio
never lost,just took longer to get out than i thought.
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#6186084 - 03/13/18 07:22 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
Law Dog Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 14706
Loc: Central, SD
Spent a night on a little island while bear hunting in Canada back in the 70s a big lake everything looked the same the only difference between the lake and a bay was the waves were bigger when on the lake. Had a fire going my face was very warm and my butt was freezing did the "roller dog" thing all night.

With a little light the next morning we boated right back to camp no problem!
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#6186132 - 03/13/18 07:53 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
pcr2 Offline
"Twerker"

Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 12906
Loc: potter co. p.a.
please don't pick on me but in my younger days i would drink a little whiskey on occassion and walk home from the pub.thought i'd take a shortcut through the cornfield one night and got in the middle and had to take a leak.when done i looked up and went uh-oh,which way.luckily a car went down the road a couple min later and i got my bearings but you bet i didn't use that shortcut again.
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#6186139 - 03/13/18 07:56 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 20341
Loc: Minnesota
Turned around twice, but not lost.
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#6186144 - 03/13/18 07:59 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
snowy Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 4900
Loc: MT
I never had to spend a night in the back country from being lost. I have been turned around many times and not a good feeling. When I go into new areas I don't get in so deep the first few times. I learn the country first you could say, then keep on to grow and learn the land ahead of me. I carry a GPS now but they don't work when you are in the back country.

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#6186155 - 03/13/18 08:08 AM Re: Did you ever get lost in the wilderness [Re: Grandpa Trapper]
madcotrappwr Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/04/12
Posts: 13677
Loc: central ohio
Been turned around a little. Never lost or hung out all night. I've popped out of the woods a few times coon hunting or checking traps in the dark in spots I didn't think I should have been. Throws you off.
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