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2013-04-07 08:53:06 PM  
They should have been made to pay for the call out. Plus waterproof pouches are cheap and available. Who goes camping or trekking without thinking of how to keep their electronic stuff dry. Of not taking the damn electronic stuff in the first place.
 
2013-04-07 09:08:50 PM  
I'm camping right now and its's raining, so I'm getting a kic
 
2013-04-07 09:08:56 PM  

Flint Ironstag: They should have been made to pay for the call out. Plus waterproof pouches are cheap and available. Who goes camping or trekking without thinking of how to keep their electronic stuff dry. Of not taking the damn electronic stuff in the first place.


Of course, you could always RTFA:

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.
 

It must have been absolute agony for you trying to read all 96 words, so I could see why you gave up half-way through.
 
2013-04-07 09:43:58 PM  

Sid_6.7: Flint Ironstag: They should have been made to pay for the call out. Plus waterproof pouches are cheap and available. Who goes camping or trekking without thinking of how to keep their electronic stuff dry. Of not taking the damn electronic stuff in the first place.

Of course, you could always RTFA:

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.


It must have been absolute agony for you trying to read all 96 words, so I could see why you gave up half-way through.


You're both wrong.  According to commenter Jeb Johnson, it's because they did not pack a nutritious lunch.
 
2013-04-07 10:04:03 PM  
I think they were just tired and decided to call it quits.
 
2013-04-07 10:11:09 PM  
Sid_6.7:

It must have been absolute agony for you trying to read all 96 words, so I could see why you gave up half-way through.

It's considered bad manners to read the article before commenting. You must be new here.
 
2013-04-07 10:11:23 PM  
Couldn't they just go back the way they came?
 
2013-04-07 10:11:33 PM  
No injuries were reported.

Well that's a sad story.
 
2013-04-07 10:12:29 PM  
I thought iPads could walk on water.
 
2013-04-07 10:18:36 PM  

gaslight: Sid_6.7:

It must have been absolute agony for you trying to read all 96 words, so I could see why you gave up half-way through.

It's considered bad manners to read the article before commenting. You must be new here.


What is this ... "article" ... of which you speak? This word is unknown to my people, it confuses and frightens us.
 
2013-04-07 10:19:04 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: Couldn't they just go back the way they came?


No, they were using Apple's maps.
 
2013-04-07 10:19:21 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: I think they were just tired and decided to call it quits.


This sadly happens too many times, I was in on a hunt for a couple in their 50s who called on their cell saying they were lost and needed help. We found them, on the trail, sitting waiting on us. When we started to lead them out they insisted on having a helo come and get em, when it was pointed out that the nearest safe spot for a helo extraction was actually farther away than the trailhead where they had parked, they started demanding to be carried out. Thats when I left. Haven't volunteered since and don't plan on doing so unless a kid is involved.

/And no they were not suffering from some medical event, they insisted they were fine just tired of the woods.
 
2013-04-07 10:22:33 PM  

Flint Ironstag: They should have been made to pay for the call out. Plus waterproof pouches are cheap and available. Who goes camping or trekking without thinking of how to keep their electronic stuff dry. Of not taking the damn electronic stuff in the first place.


What else were they doing? Nothing...just getting paid to do a job. They did the job. Did anybody die because of this?
 
2013-04-07 10:23:59 PM  

Pribar: BarkingUnicorn: I think they were just tired and decided to call it quits.

This sadly happens too many times, I was in on a hunt for a couple in their 50s who called on their cell saying they were lost and needed help. We found them, on the trail, sitting waiting on us. When we started to lead them out they insisted on having a helo come and get em, when it was pointed out that the nearest safe spot for a helo extraction was actually farther away than the trailhead where they had parked, they started demanding to be carried out. Thats when I left. Haven't volunteered since and don't plan on doing so unless a kid is involved.


Yeah, get the kid to carry the old people. :-)

That is soooo farked up!
 
2013-04-07 10:26:13 PM  
Rescuers on the scene say the hikers crossed a strong current near the North Chickamauga Creek gorge and on the return trip were afraid to get their electronics wet.

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.


So dicks on the rescue team massage their little man-meats in proving they do what they do not for any decent reason, but as a way of running a little club of wannabe heroes entitled to rain down contempt on those they may or may not help.
 
2013-04-07 10:27:24 PM  
i2.kym-cdn.com

Should have called Lootie.  Not scared of water and brings refreshments.
 
2013-04-07 10:27:51 PM  

Flint Ironstag: They should have been made to pay for the call out. Plus waterproof pouches are cheap and available. Who goes camping or trekking without thinking of how to keep their electronic stuff dry. Of not taking the damn electronic stuff in the first place.


A farking zippy bag is waterproof, closed properly, I'm not sure these hikers would be able to close them properly...
 
2013-04-07 10:28:26 PM  
Namby-pamby city kids! When I was a boy we'd go looking for strong currents to cross. Getting soaking wet on a hike in early Spring was a rite of passage. AND WE LIKED IT!

/off my lawn
//outta my woods
///onion on my belt
 
2013-04-07 10:29:04 PM  

whatshisname: SN1987a goes boom: Couldn't they just go back the way they came?

No, they were using Apple's maps.



i135.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-07 10:33:52 PM  
Rescuers on the scene say the hikers crossed a strong current near the North Chickamauga Creek gorge and on the return trip were afraid to get their electronics wet.
Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.


Thank god that's cleared up.
 
2013-04-07 10:35:32 PM  
Chickamauga Creek? They should've called Genl. Longstreet to get them across.  Obscure?
 
2013-04-07 10:37:14 PM  
I heard the real reason they called for help was because they kept finding piles and sticks and rocks stacked around the forest....
 
2013-04-07 10:40:23 PM  
Be Afraid!

www.superiornetworks.biz
 
2013-04-07 10:40:36 PM  

SpdrJay: I heard the real reason they called for help was because they kept finding piles and sticks and rocks stacked around the forest....


The Jobs Ghost Project?
 
2013-04-07 10:41:02 PM  

Pribar: BarkingUnicorn: I think they were just tired and decided to call it quits.

This sadly happens too many times, I was in on a hunt for a couple in their 50s who called on their cell saying they were lost and needed help. We found them, on the trail, sitting waiting on us. When we started to lead them out they insisted on having a helo come and get em, when it was pointed out that the nearest safe spot for a helo extraction was actually farther away than the trailhead where they had parked, they started demanding to be carried out. Thats when I left. Haven't volunteered since and don't plan on doing so unless a kid is involved.

/And no they were not suffering from some medical event, they insisted they were fine just tired of the woods.


Entitled farkwits. If only they could be fined for doing such a thing.
 
2013-04-07 10:42:49 PM  
Then, hikers beware, never introduce your electronics to me.  I'm so irresistable to electronics they all get wet once they meet me.  Oh, Samsung Galaxy, you have the most incredible bluetooth I've ever seen in my entire life baby.  Why don't you and me go back to my place and recharge for a little while?
 
2013-04-07 10:44:44 PM  

SpdrJay: I heard the real reason they called for help was because they kept finding piles and sticks and rocks stacked around the forest....


Suppose it would depend on whether they were piles of explosives or something similar. Dead alien bodies, perhaps.
 
2013-04-07 10:46:01 PM  

BuckTurgidson: Rescuers on the scene say the hikers crossed a strong current near the North Chickamauga Creek gorge and on the return trip were afraid to get their electronics wet.

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.

So dicks on the rescue team massage their little man-meats in proving they do what they do not for any decent reason, but as a way of running a little club of wannabe heroes entitled to rain down contempt on those they may or may not help.


I read that differently:  the hikers called the sheriff's office saying it was the current they were afraid of - but when the rescuers got there, they saw that the current was safe to cross.  That's when the hikers admitted they were afraid to get their stuff wet.  The rescuers probably dry-bagged their stuff, led them back across the creek, and that was that.

And yeah - the idiot entitled hikers should pay for the damn call-out.
 
2013-04-07 10:47:37 PM  

Sid_6.7: Flint Ironstag: They should have been made to pay for the call out. Plus waterproof pouches are cheap and available. Who goes camping or trekking without thinking of how to keep their electronic stuff dry. Of not taking the damn electronic stuff in the first place.

Of course, you could always RTFA:

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.


It must have been absolute agony for you trying to read all 96 words, so I could see why you gave up half-way through.



Did you read it?  They crossed the stream once already, and were on their way back (needing to cross it again), when they wussed out.

Here, I'll quote it for you.

Rescuers on the scene say the hikers crossed a strong current near the North Chickamauga Creek gorge and on the return trip were afraid to get their electronics wet.


So they'd crossed it once without getting their precious toys wet, but couldn't figure out how to do it again.  They should really be forced to pay for all of this rescue call out.
 
2013-04-07 10:54:32 PM  
They leave in the morning when it is colder in the mountains... they return in the afternoon, when snow in the hills melted flooding the stream.


/bad hikers are bad
 
2013-04-07 10:56:41 PM  
Perhaps those over sheltered fragile flakes have never seen this product before in their entire lives.

www.muazmee.com
 
2013-04-07 10:57:30 PM  

mithras_angel: hey crossed the stream once already,



longboxgraveyard.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-07 10:58:30 PM  

mithras_angel: Sid_6.7: Flint Ironstag: They should have been made to pay for the call out. Plus waterproof pouches are cheap and available. Who goes camping or trekking without thinking of how to keep their electronic stuff dry. Of not taking the damn electronic stuff in the first place.

Of course, you could always RTFA:

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.


It must have been absolute agony for you trying to read all 96 words, so I could see why you gave up half-way through.


Did you read it?  They crossed the stream once already, and were on their way back (needing to cross it again), when they wussed out.

Here, I'll quote it for you.

Rescuers on the scene say the hikers crossed a strong current near the North Chickamauga Creek gorge and on the return trip were afraid to get their electronics wet.


So they'd crossed it once without getting their precious toys wet, but couldn't figure out how to do it again.  They should really be forced to pay for all of this rescue call out.


Yeah, I'm gonna side with the hikers on this one, not the Monday Morning Internet Quarterbackers Who Rarely Venture Outside Into Mother Nature.
 
2013-04-07 11:01:56 PM  

StopLurkListen: mithras_angel: Sid_6.7: Flint Ironstag: They should have been made to pay for the call out. Plus waterproof pouches are cheap and available. Who goes camping or trekking without thinking of how to keep their electronic stuff dry. Of not taking the damn electronic stuff in the first place.

Of course, you could always RTFA:

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.


It must have been absolute agony for you trying to read all 96 words, so I could see why you gave up half-way through.


Did you read it?  They crossed the stream once already, and were on their way back (needing to cross it again), when they wussed out.

Here, I'll quote it for you.

Rescuers on the scene say the hikers crossed a strong current near the North Chickamauga Creek gorge and on the return trip were afraid to get their electronics wet.


So they'd crossed it once without getting their precious toys wet, but couldn't figure out how to do it again.  They should really be forced to pay for all of this rescue call out.

Yeah, I'm gonna side with the hikers on this one, not the Monday Morning Internet Quarterbackers Who Rarely Venture Outside Into Mother Nature.


Can't really call these folks hikers.
 
2013-04-07 11:02:31 PM  

skinink: I thought iPads could walk on water.


Nice.
 
2013-04-07 11:06:26 PM  

BuckTurgidson: Rescuers on the scene say the hikers crossed a strong current near the North Chickamauga Creek gorge and on the return trip were afraid to get their electronics wet.

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.

So dicks on the rescue team massage their little man-meats in proving they do what they do not for any decent reason, but as a way of running a little club of wannabe heroes entitled to rain down contempt on those they may or may not help.


Benevolent Misanthrope put it a lot nicer than I will. Having been one of those "wannabe heroes," they're probably (unpaid) volunteers who dropped whatever weekend plans they had, applied their skills learned over twice-monthly (unpaid) training sessions and self-purchased equipment to provide (unpaid) help to folks in need. Only to find said folks were in no real danger and probably could have crossed just fine with electronics they were stupid enough to bring into the woods. And don't say "but GPS." Never rely on GPS in the woods.

Sheriff's departments are used to saving face for idiots, thus the contradictory statement.

Funny how you missed the irony of your comment though. I guess a big hero like you is entitled to "rain down contempt."
 
2013-04-07 11:06:52 PM  
 Will I get kicked off Fark if I admit that I don't know the real motivation for the hikers calling for rescue or whether or not the stream crossing was actually dangerous.
 
2013-04-07 11:06:57 PM  
Gorges. How do they work??
 
2013-04-07 11:08:28 PM  
Oh, Tennessee, you so cray cray....

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Hundreds gather to remember 'BUCKWILD' star

Tenn. man not sure why he got presidential pardon

Chattanooga Police respond to 2 shootings Saturday
 
2013-04-07 11:09:54 PM  

StopLurkListen: mithras_angel: Sid_6.7: Flint Ironstag: They should have been made to pay for the call out. Plus waterproof pouches are cheap and available. Who goes camping or trekking without thinking of how to keep their electronic stuff dry. Of not taking the damn electronic stuff in the first place.

Of course, you could always RTFA:

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.


It must have been absolute agony for you trying to read all 96 words, so I could see why you gave up half-way through.


Did you read it?  They crossed the stream once already, and were on their way back (needing to cross it again), when they wussed out.

Here, I'll quote it for you.

Rescuers on the scene say the hikers crossed a strong current near the North Chickamauga Creek gorge and on the return trip were afraid to get their electronics wet.


So they'd crossed it once without getting their precious toys wet, but couldn't figure out how to do it again.  They should really be forced to pay for all of this rescue call out.

Yeah, I'm gonna side with the hikers on this one, not the

Monday Morning Internet Quarterbackers Who Rarely Venture Outside Into Mother Nature.

The problem is that most of the people who need rescuing are those selfsame  Monday Morning Internet Quarterbackers Who Rarely Venture Outside Into Mother Nature,they see a nature show and frolic out not realizing that nature is not climate controlled, there are nasty little bitey things that see you as a all you can eat buffet, and contrary to what Disney would have ya believe, the wildlife is not gonna break out into a choreographed song and dance routine with you, rather its going to either ignore you, run away or actively try to make you part of the great circle of  the food chain life.


/A man said to the universe: "Sir I exist!" "However," replied the universe, "The fact has not created in me a sense of obligation."
 
2013-04-07 11:09:54 PM  
It's obvious what happened.   They were high/buzzed when they hiked up there, so they couldn't care less about the risk since they were too busy having a good time.

Then after they ran out of pot or the long hike killed their buzz, they started back.  That's when everyone is cranky and just wants to get back to the car so they can get the fark out of here.  That's also when people start getting skittish about things like falling into creeks and getting their phones(ie their clothes) wet.   So they call for help,
 
2013-04-07 11:11:45 PM  

brimed03: BuckTurgidson: Rescuers on the scene say the hikers crossed a strong current near the North Chickamauga Creek gorge and on the return trip were afraid to get their electronics wet.

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.

So dicks on the rescue team massage their little man-meats in proving they do what they do not for any decent reason, but as a way of running a little club of wannabe heroes entitled to rain down contempt on those they may or may not help.

Benevolent Misanthrope put it a lot nicer than I will. Having been one of those "wannabe heroes," they're probably (unpaid) volunteers who dropped whatever weekend plans they had, applied their skills learned over twice-monthly (unpaid) training sessions and self-purchased equipment to provide (unpaid) help to folks in need. Only to find said folks were in no real danger and probably could have crossed just fine with electronics they were stupid enough to bring into the woods. And don't say "but GPS." Never rely on GPS in the woods.

Sheriff's departments are used to saving face for idiots, thus the contradictory statement.

Funny how you missed the irony of your comment though. I guess a big hero like you is entitled to "rain down contempt."


Yep, this. And on top of that, the idiot hikers/walkers/fools with expensive unbaggied electronics probably didn't even say thanks when they were rescued.

All volunteer SARs get to do is spew contempt and disgust when debriefing afterward sipping our county coffee in the trailer on our way back home.
 
2013-04-07 11:13:29 PM  
Subby? I thought you were kidding but there it was right in the story: they actually were afraid to getting their electronics wet.

What a bunch of losers.
 
2013-04-07 11:15:01 PM  

WanPhat: Will I get kicked off Fark if I admit that I don't know the real motivation for the hikers calling for rescue or whether or not the stream crossing was actually dangerous.


No but you will be ridiculed.
 
2013-04-07 11:20:16 PM  
City folk....
 
2013-04-07 11:27:08 PM  

Sid_6.7: Flint Ironstag: They should have been made to pay for the call out. Plus waterproof pouches are cheap and available. Who goes camping or trekking without thinking of how to keep their electronic stuff dry. Of not taking the damn electronic stuff in the first place.

Of course, you could always RTFA:

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.
 

It must have been absolute agony for you trying to read all 96 words, so I could see why you gave up half-way through.


Came here to point this out. Subtard is retarded.
 
2013-04-07 11:27:27 PM  

Flint Ironstag: They should have been made to pay for the call out. Plus waterproof pouches are cheap and available. Who goes camping or trekking without thinking of how to keep their electronic stuff dry. Of not taking the damn electronic stuff in the first place.


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2013-04-07 11:31:37 PM  

WanPhat: Will I get kicked off Fark if I admit that I don't know the real motivation for the hikers calling for rescue or whether or not the stream crossing was actually dangerous.


No man, Fark needs your eyeballs.  They need your money to feed the squirrel dude. Fark gets the best and most insufferable jackass trolling morons to keep the threads filled with varied and insightful viewpoints to foster an environment in which kindred spirits will gladly for over their dollars.  Speak, friend, and enter...
 
2013-04-07 11:33:33 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: BuckTurgidson: Rescuers on the scene say the hikers crossed a strong current near the North Chickamauga Creek gorge and on the return trip were afraid to get their electronics wet.

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.

So dicks on the rescue team massage their little man-meats in proving they do what they do not for any decent reason, but as a way of running a little club of wannabe heroes entitled to rain down contempt on those they may or may not help.

I read that differently:  the hikers called the sheriff's office saying it was the current they were afraid of - but when the rescuers got there, they saw that the current was safe to cross.  That's when the hikers admitted they were afraid to get their stuff wet. The rescuers probably dry-bagged their stuff, led them back across the creek, and that was that.


"hikers admitted" appears nowhere in the TF five-sentence A. Got a link to something other than one of your own orifices for that?
 
2013-04-07 11:40:49 PM  

brimed03: BuckTurgidson: Rescuers on the scene say the hikers crossed a strong current near the North Chickamauga Creek gorge and on the return trip were afraid to get their electronics wet.

Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies say that was not the case and the hikers called the sheriff's department when they were afraid to cross a particularly strong current.

So dicks on the rescue team massage their little man-meats in proving they do what they do not for any decent reason, but as a way of running a little club of wannabe heroes entitled to rain down contempt on those they may or may not help.

Benevolent Misanthrope put it a lot nicer than I will. Having been one of those "wannabe heroes," they're probably (unpaid) volunteers who dropped whatever weekend plans they had, applied their skills learned over twice-monthly (unpaid) training sessions and self-purchased equipment to provide (unpaid) help to folks in need. Only to find said folks were in no real danger and probably could have crossed just fine with electronics they were stupid enough to bring into the woods. And don't say "but GPS." Never rely on GPS in the woods.

Sheriff's departments are used to saving face for idiots, thus the contradictory statement.

Funny how you missed the irony of your comment though. I guess a big hero like you is entitled to "rain down contempt."


[hero.jpg] You volunteer - VOLUNTEER - to help your fellow citizens who in their less-experienced-than-you interest in the outdoors get out of their depth.

[wankingsh*tweasel.jpg] biatch about said fellow citizens' inferior skill and experience and pat your back raw.
 
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