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(Yahoo)   Woman, seriously wounded from being in plane crash, calls for help and then walks almost a mile to find rescuers and lead them back to the fog-hidden crash site. That's what Alaskan villagers are made of   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 32
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2013-12-01 03:46:17 PM
Seriously, what is the government doing providing rescue teams?  All this lady did was enable the lazy injured passengers who couldn't get out of the plane.  I bet she didn't even pay the fair market price for the time and years of training for the Alaska State Troopers.

/damn, it's good to be a Fark LiberterianTM
 
2013-12-01 03:59:31 PM
Pfft, I could walk almost a mile.
 
2013-12-01 04:04:33 PM
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-01 04:52:21 PM
Hageland is part of the same air service as Jim Tweto's Era on Flying Wild Alaska.
Jim Tweto retired.
 
2013-12-01 05:57:09 PM
Nothing like those pussies in Yukon Territory.  Suck it, Yukoners!!!
 
2013-12-01 06:00:24 PM
It's not what they're made of, it's what survived the sort function.
 
2013-12-01 06:06:13 PM
Alaskans, in a fair fight against any special forces member I'd be hard presses not to pick the Alaskan.
 
2013-12-01 06:06:52 PM
I've walked a mile with pieces hanging out of me and/or missing.  It makes the time go faster, I can tell you that.
 
2013-12-01 06:08:38 PM
Davey Kutook died a saint and a credit to his people.

We miss you, Stompin' Tom.
 
2013-12-01 06:11:04 PM

oldwolf49: Alaskans, in a fair fight against any special forces member I'd be hard presses not to pick the Alaskan.


What if that meeting takes place outside Alaska?  Chad, for instance.

/ or Jeremy
 
2013-12-01 06:11:40 PM
When I had my stroke on the 11th of November this year, after my wife complained about my face drooping, My oldest son said that when I was growing up, if there was no bone showing, to walk it off. That's what I did. Us olders are made of overall sterner stuff  than the majority of pansies nowadays. My typing is better, and my speech has improved a lot since them.
/Still have trouble saying "Google".
 
2013-12-01 06:11:57 PM
A mile is pretty far when you're walking in snow and you're all banged up.
 
2013-12-01 06:14:31 PM
oldwolf49: Alaskans, in a fair fight against any special forces member I'd be hard presses not to pick the Alaskan.

Special forces don't fight fair.  Kinda their thing.

On another note, Mrs. m053486 and I have been enjoying Alaska: The Last Frontier.  Cool show, but definitely raised a question: why the holy heck do they only ever have one day to get stuff done?  Is it just for TV, to build suspense, or is that a reality of Alaskan homesteading?  I feel like every time I watch the show, each family unit has one day to gather firewood/catch salmon/herd cattle, etc.
 
2013-12-01 06:16:17 PM
Odd how the article and subby failed to mention she did that also after losing her baby and after unsuccessfully trying to resuscitate the baby not that there's much you can do to help anyone who's died from nonpenetrating trauma.
 
2013-12-01 06:22:40 PM

m053486: oldwolf49: Alaskans, in a fair fight against any special forces member I'd be hard presses not to pick the Alaskan.

Special forces don't fight fair.  Kinda their thing.

On another note, Mrs. m053486 and I have been enjoying Alaska: The Last Frontier.  Cool show, but definitely raised a question: why the holy heck do they only ever have one day to get stuff done?  Is it just for TV, to build suspense, or is that a reality of Alaskan homesteading?  I feel like every time I watch the show, each family unit has one day to gather firewood/catch salmon/herd cattle, etc.


Hey... a day lasts 6 months...
 
2013-12-01 06:22:56 PM
Melamine Coffee would be a great chinese band name.
 
2013-12-01 06:26:15 PM

Wholly unimpressed...

www.newsbiscuit.com

 
2013-12-01 06:30:31 PM
Temps in Saint Mary's, AK ranged from 7 to 19 degrees yesterday.  The only way to reach it is by plane through ice fog.  Sounds like a wonderful place to live.
 
2013-12-01 06:30:53 PM
I'm surprised she didn't get shot when knocking on a door.
 
2013-12-01 06:31:28 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: A mile is pretty far when you're walking in snow and you're all banged up.


And your little boy just died in your arms after your CPR attempts failed.

\I'd probably have wandered into the middle of nowhere.
 
2013-12-01 06:33:38 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hey... a day lasts 6 months...

Not on the show I referenced.  Summer days (according to the show) run from about 0500-2230.  YMMV.

/Yes, caught the snark
//Dig your UN, made me reference "mollusk," and realized I used to collect their shells as a kid...the normal kind, not morose genetic abnormalities
///Third slashie, because, can't go leaving it at two
 
2013-12-01 06:50:44 PM
Someone has to be the asshole so: "almost a mile" is not very far.

But yeah, sad story. I hope she is ok.
 
2013-12-01 06:57:22 PM
congrats-here's you commercial pilots license and the paperwork for your loan repayment. now for our help in getting a job. would you like to fly the bear shiate corner, eskimo pie, and icy fog sleet city hub in alaska?
 
2013-12-01 07:00:21 PM
Never was the 'HERO' tag more deservedly given.
 
2013-12-01 07:12:30 PM
How does self-preservation makes you a hero? And of course she was going to lead the rescuers, you would be a complete asshole if you didn't. And even if she didn't, the rescuers would've made her.
 
2013-12-01 07:16:11 PM

fappomatic: Tony_Pepperoni: A mile is pretty far when you're walking in snow and you're all banged up.

And your little boy just died in your arms after your CPR attempts failed.

\I'd probably have wandered into the middle of nowhere.


And you are talking terrain that isn't accessible by snowmobile.  That is some crazy rough walking.  Then to top it off, making the trip a third time back out.  Check it, once out, once back, then second time out, that is three miles.
 
2013-12-01 07:30:56 PM

m053486: oldwolf49: Alaskans, in a fair fight against any special forces member I'd be hard presses not to pick the Alaskan.

Special forces don't fight fair.  Kinda their thing.

On another note, Mrs. m053486 and I have been enjoying Alaska: The Last Frontier.  Cool show, but definitely raised a question: why the holy heck do they only ever have one day to get stuff done?  Is it just for TV, to build suspense, or is that a reality of Alaskan homesteading?  I feel like every time I watch the show, each family unit has one day to gather firewood/catch salmon/herd cattle, etc.


It's more like they only have one MORE day. Probably the first snowstorm of the season coming in (once winter comes it's there to stay), or the salmon run is nearly done. They usually have pretty short notice on when winter weather is coming down, but it's not like they haven't been preparing for it.
 
2013-12-01 08:02:47 PM
Ambivalence: It's more like they only have one MORE day. Probably the first snowstorm of the season coming in (once winter comes it's there to stay), or the salmon run is nearly done. They usually have pretty short notice on when winter weather is coming down, but it's not like they haven't been preparing for it.

You'd have to watch the show to catch it.  Nearly every task has ONE DAY to complete (read in impressive announcer voice).  It's become a running joke in my family, as in "We only have one day to go get these diapers!"

/Dig your sparkly shades.
//I'd pick dumb.  Better of the evils.
 
2013-12-01 08:12:38 PM
Ambivalence

Totally off-topic, but I checked out your profile and blog.  We might be in similar boats.  EIP, if you'd care to share ideas sometime!
 
2013-12-01 08:40:21 PM
Approves.

userserve-ak.last.fm

/hot link
//not obscure
 
2013-12-02 10:36:26 AM
The sad part is that in spite of her efforts her baby died.
 
2013-12-02 11:01:45 PM

OscarTamerz: Odd how the article and subby failed to mention she did that also after losing her baby and after unsuccessfully trying to resuscitate the baby


fappomatic: Tony_Pepperoni: A mile is pretty far when you're walking in snow and you're all banged up.
And your little boy just died in your arms after your CPR attempts failed.


came to say this.

/tag deserved
 
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