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(News.com.au)   'Braindead' camping parents slammed on social media for failing to find a safe place to pitch a tent for the night with the kid by camping on the edge of a dangerous cliff edge prone to landslides   (news.com.au) divider line
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2021-03-01 8:37:43 AM  
Pitching a tent there? Talk about a boner.
 
2021-03-01 8:56:29 AM  
TBF it was dark out when they set it up.
 
2021-03-01 9:01:48 AM  
Did I miss the age of the child in TFA? Because I'm thinking that's pretty important here. That spot with a 16 year old is going to be a lot different than that spot with a three year old.

Too close to the edge for me at any age. I can see having to pee in the dark and it not ending well. Also I hope there was no alcohol involved.
 
2021-03-01 10:36:06 AM  
Self correcting problem
 
2021-03-01 10:40:38 AM  
What the actual fark?   How in the hell is camping in that spot a good idea under any circumstances?   Even with out a young kid or the known risk of landslides that is not a wise place to camp as it is just asking for trouble.

I don't care if it was dark out , a few minutes with a torch/ flashlight would have revealed the issue.

They are lucky nothing went bad.
 
2021-03-01 10:41:16 AM  
They completely failed to understand the gravity of the situation.
 
2021-03-01 10:42:02 AM  
I spotted this campsite last August and felt pretty envious.

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2021-03-01 10:43:22 AM  

namegoeshere: Did I miss the age of the child in TFA? Because I'm thinking that's pretty important here. That spot with a 16 year old is going to be a lot different than that spot with a three year old.

Too close to the edge for me at any age. I can see having to pee in the dark and it not ending well. Also I hope there was no alcohol involved.


The concern wasn't about a child wandering off the cliff.  The area is prone to landslides.  So the danger is that the ground and everyone on it will fall 150' into the ocean.

Still, it doesn't feel like this should be global outrage news in a world wear 500 people die in United States national parks every year.
 
2021-03-01 10:43:50 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: TBF it was dark out when they set it up.


I remember hearing this story (I don't know how true it is)  But there was an Army helicopter crew  on  nighttime training flight who were having some mechanical problems. They radioed in, and decided not to risk continuing to fly, and decided to set down in a field, and maintenance would drive out first thing in the morning.

The guys get woken up first thing in the morning by the maintenance crew. One says "Damn that's some amazing flying. How'd you avoid all those power lines?" The pilot says "Power lines?"
 
2021-03-01 10:43:54 AM  

grimlock1972: What the actual fark?   How in the hell is camping in that spot a good idea under any circumstances?   Even with out a young kid or the known risk of landslides that is not a wise place to camp as it is just asking for trouble.

I don't care if it was dark out , a few minutes with a torch/ flashlight would have revealed the issue.

They are lucky nothing went bad.


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Ever watched cats?
 
2021-03-01 10:45:16 AM  
I call fake... no one properly ties down the support cords for the rainfly.  ;)
 
2021-03-01 10:45:40 AM  

leeksfromchichis: grimlock1972: What the actual fark?   How in the hell is camping in that spot a good idea under any circumstances?   Even with out a young kid or the known risk of landslides that is not a wise place to camp as it is just asking for trouble.

I don't care if it was dark out , a few minutes with a torch/ flashlight would have revealed the issue.

They are lucky nothing went bad.

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Ever watched cats?


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No.
 
2021-03-01 10:45:52 AM  

namegoeshere: Did I miss the age of the child in TFA? Because I'm thinking that's pretty important here. That spot with a 16 year old is going to be a lot different than that spot with a three year old.

Too close to the edge for me at any age. I can see having to pee in the dark and it not ending well. Also I hope there was no alcohol involved.


Yeah, but you get to pee off a cliff.
 
2021-03-01 10:47:33 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: namegoeshere: Did I miss the age of the child in TFA? Because I'm thinking that's pretty important here. That spot with a 16 year old is going to be a lot different than that spot with a three year old.

Too close to the edge for me at any age. I can see having to pee in the dark and it not ending well. Also I hope there was no alcohol involved.

The concern wasn't about a child wandering off the cliff.  The area is prone to landslides.  So the danger is that the ground and everyone on it will fall 150' into the ocean.

Still, it doesn't feel like this should be global outrage news in a world wear 500 people die in United States national parks every year.


This is in the UK.  Where you are about an hours walk away from a bar/city no matter where you are.
 
2021-03-01 10:47:48 AM  
Maybe not a great spot for tent but imma let it slide.
 
2021-03-01 10:48:14 AM  
When I used to go free soloing, I would regularly hang my hammock up on a cliff for the night. BUT NEVER in a million years will I ever camp out on unstable land, especially if it's prone to landslides.

grimlock1972: What the actual fark?   How in the hell is camping in that spot a good idea under any circumstances?   Even with out a young kid or the known risk of landslides that is not a wise place to camp as it is just asking for trouble.

I don't care if it was dark out , a few minutes with a torch/ flashlight would have revealed the issue.

They are lucky nothing went bad.


Darwin wasn't paying attention...
 
2021-03-01 10:48:26 AM  
I, for one, want to thank them for their commitment to Darwinian principles. If they'd done it without their child, their genes would have narrowly escaped the end of the line.  Of course, the Coast Guard farked it all up.

Come on Coast Guard!  Think big picture here!
 
2021-03-01 10:48:50 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: TBF it was dark out when they set it up.


That just makes it worse. Did they not have flashlights? My family camps all the time and the first thing we do is make sure we find a safe place to pitch our tent. How long were they set up there?
 
2021-03-01 10:49:07 AM  
Lotta extra words in that headline.
 
2021-03-01 10:50:29 AM  
#1 cause of death of teen males visiting the Grand Canyon?... trying to pee into it.
 
2021-03-01 10:50:31 AM  
"Well, we're farked."
"Royally"
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2021-03-01 10:51:39 AM  

JesseL: I spotted this campsite last August and felt pretty envious.

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I can already see where I can hang my hammock!

/missing the great outdoors...
 
2021-03-01 10:53:12 AM  
took my 11 year old on this
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2021-03-01 10:53:48 AM  
My first thought was that natural selection can't weed out stupid people's genes if we shame them for doing this kind of thing. My second is that this will still weed out the worst oppositional-defiant-disorder types because they'll be stupid just to try to annoy smarter people.
 
2021-03-01 10:53:51 AM  
Sounds like this guy was sooooo close to getting to be single again.
 
2021-03-01 10:57:18 AM  

Boojum2k: leeksfromchichis: grimlock1972: What the actual fark?   How in the hell is camping in that spot a good idea under any circumstances?   Even with out a young kid or the known risk of landslides that is not a wise place to camp as it is just asking for trouble.

I don't care if it was dark out , a few minutes with a torch/ flashlight would have revealed the issue.

They are lucky nothing went bad.

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Ever watched cats?

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No.


Yes
CATS: The Butthole Cut
Youtube Mx0NLGcL6pI
 
2021-03-01 11:06:06 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: TBF it was dark out when they set it up.


TFA doesn't say that, unless I missed it somehow.
 
2021-03-01 11:07:05 AM  
What's that? More people sitting in front of computers outraged when someone does something instead of sit in front of computer?
 
2021-03-01 11:12:50 AM  
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2021-03-01 11:15:14 AM  

Lonesome fugitive: What's that? More people sitting in front of computers outraged when someone does something instead of sit in front of computer?



A fine example of "Reductio ad absurdum"
 
2021-03-01 11:15:55 AM  
FTA: One person wrote: "Horrendous! The child must have been petrified camping so close to that edge. They need to be severely punished for this!"

That person has a fear of height, most kids would think this is fun.
 
2021-03-01 11:20:10 AM  

talkertopc: FTA: One person wrote: "Horrendous! The child must have been petrified camping so close to that edge. They need to be severely punished for this!"

That person has a fear of height, most kids would think this is fun.


I've never had a fear of heights. However, for as long as I can remember, I am terrified of the abrupt stop at the end of the fall.
 
2021-03-01 11:21:32 AM  
"But I saw an ad for that tent and it was pitched in a spot just like that!  Why can't we?"

In this episode of People who Think that Real Life is just like an Advertisement.
Sponsored by Campmor.
 
2021-03-01 11:24:03 AM  

ranchguy: took my 11 year old on this[preview.redd.it image 850x669]
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With their faces to the wall, whilst standing on suspended platforms, they look like window washers.
 
2021-03-01 11:25:36 AM  
"An Officer from North Yorkshire Police also attended due to breach of coronavirus restrictions."

Well, they were isolated from others not living in their household... until the police officer approached and caused them to be in breach of restrictions.
 
2021-03-01 11:26:01 AM  

anuran: Boojum2k: leeksfromchichis: grimlock1972: What the actual fark?   How in the hell is camping in that spot a good idea under any circumstances?   Even with out a young kid or the known risk of landslides that is not a wise place to camp as it is just asking for trouble.

I don't care if it was dark out , a few minutes with a torch/ flashlight would have revealed the issue.

They are lucky nothing went bad.

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Ever watched cats?

[Fark user image image 225x225]

No.

Yes
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mx0NLGcL​6pI]


OK think we've drifted a bit off topic here.
 
2021-03-01 11:26:46 AM  

stuffy: anuran: Boojum2k: leeksfromchichis: grimlock1972: What the actual fark?   How in the hell is camping in that spot a good idea under any circumstances?   Even with out a young kid or the known risk of landslides that is not a wise place to camp as it is just asking for trouble.

I don't care if it was dark out , a few minutes with a torch/ flashlight would have revealed the issue.

They are lucky nothing went bad.

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 416x737]

Ever watched cats?

[Fark user image image 225x225]

No.

Yes
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mx0NLGcL​6pI]

OK think we've drifted a bit off topic here.


Fark: ADHD the Website.
 
2021-03-01 11:31:23 AM  
Subby's run-on headline caused me to suffer something brain-related.
 
2021-03-01 11:34:02 AM  

stuffy: anuran: Boojum2k: leeksfromchichis: grimlock1972: What the actual fark?   How in the hell is camping in that spot a good idea under any circumstances?   Even with out a young kid or the known risk of landslides that is not a wise place to camp as it is just asking for trouble.

I don't care if it was dark out , a few minutes with a torch/ flashlight would have revealed the issue.

They are lucky nothing went bad.

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 416x737]

Ever watched cats?

[Fark user image image 225x225]

No.

Yes
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mx0NLGcL​6pI]

OK think we've drifted a bit off topic here.


Well, we don't have a butthole cut of the campers' ordeal now do we.
 
2021-03-01 11:37:02 AM  
I camped out in an equally dangerous place somewhere in Big Sur years ago. Alchohol was involved and we were stupid and young which was probably the only reason none of us died that night. It remains one of the dumbest thnings I ever got involved in ever in my life. To this day, though, I absolutely hate drop-off's like that and do not go near them.
 
2021-03-01 11:39:03 AM  

namegoeshere: Did I miss the age of the child in TFA? Because I'm thinking that's pretty important here. That spot with a 16 year old is going to be a lot different than that spot with a three year old.

Too close to the edge for me at any age. I can see having to pee in the dark and it not ending well. Also I hope there was no alcohol involved.


TFA is mostly just outrage porn for the typical tabloid reader. It even includes Internet comments of randomly outraged people to drive the outrage home.

Meaning you can bet your ass it was a teenage or at least tween kid, or they otherwise would have said their age.
 
2021-03-01 11:50:17 AM  
Pup Tent
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2021-03-01 11:52:25 AM  
England doesn't have dingoes so the parents had to improvise.
 
2021-03-01 11:53:04 AM  
Good if you have to take a dump.
 
2021-03-01 12:05:36 PM  
Back in the early 90s, I worked a couple of summers with trail crews in Glacier National Park. I saw some crazy stupid shiat. You are in the wilderness, not a theme park, and it will severely injure and sometimes kill dumb people. The most common wtfs were not dressing for the conditions - oh, I'm going on a 10 mile round trip hike with 2200' of elevation gain up to 6700' with a +/- 40° temperature change along the way and a chance of lightning storms? Tank top, shorts and flip-flops it is. Should I bring a canteen? Nah. There's plenty of streams we can drink out of. What should we do with this half of a yak we have? Oh, I know, let's slather it in honey and crushed huckleberries and leave it in our tent.
 
2021-03-01 12:18:46 PM  

huntercr: I call fake... no one properly ties down the support cords for the rainfly.  ;)


It's a Murdoch publication. Sister of Daily Mail, same biases and slightly better reporting.

/IIRC
 
2021-03-01 12:21:05 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: namegoeshere: Did I miss the age of the child in TFA? Because I'm thinking that's pretty important here. That spot with a 16 year old is going to be a lot different than that spot with a three year old.

Too close to the edge for me at any age. I can see having to pee in the dark and it not ending well. Also I hope there was no alcohol involved.

The concern wasn't about a child wandering off the cliff.  The area is prone to landslides.  So the danger is that the ground and everyone on it will fall 150' into the ocean.

Still, it doesn't feel like this should be global outrage news in a world wear 500 people die in United States national parks every year.


My mom's retired now, but she was a media relations administrator for the National Park Service. Good part of her job was handling press around missing persons, search & rescues, and deaths in parks.

Whooole lotta stupid going on, usually. Both the incidents themselves, the media's gleeful prurience around peoples' injuries/deaths, the family angrily demanding you find their person who wandered into Wrangell-St. Elias 2 weeks ago on an ill-begotten "Into the Wild" type journey of personal discovery and disappeared. Being called criminally inept because they can't find your loved-one's body (and 2 weeks on, that's what they're looking for) in a mountainous park 6 times the size of Yellowstone and almost completely wild wilderness is super-fun.
 
2021-03-01 12:47:28 PM  

Yellow Beard: talkertopc: FTA: One person wrote: "Horrendous! The child must have been petrified camping so close to that edge. They need to be severely punished for this!"

That person has a fear of height, most kids would think this is fun.

I've never had a fear of heights. However, for as long as I can remember, I am terrified of the abrupt stop at the end of the fall.


I agree when outside very near the edge, but this is in a tent that is a few feet from the edge.
 
2021-03-01 1:01:38 PM  

leeksfromchichis: grimlock1972: What the actual fark?   How in the hell is camping in that spot a good idea under any circumstances?   Even with out a young kid or the known risk of landslides that is not a wise place to camp as it is just asking for trouble.

I don't care if it was dark out , a few minutes with a torch/ flashlight would have revealed the issue.

They are lucky nothing went bad.

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 416x737]

Ever watched cats?


I own 4 cats. So yes i know they tend to do the most insane things just because they can.

/crazy cat man
 
2021-03-01 1:01:56 PM  
Cool spot, but I would have pitched on the other side of the little rock ridge.
 
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