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i want to know how you got lost in the mountains and what bad things happened to you
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Lost track, basically every firefight I've been in basically. That rush when the body's chemistry's kick in is better then any drug, though I guess technically it is one.
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Yeah I was fortunate to heal fast. I imagine if you have the best immune system, then you healed rather fast. Well this happened when you were little, so I imagine you would've been pretty upset.


Probably, I might've had McDonalds or something among the lines that cheered me up. It always does. And yes I heal really quick and rarely get sick, hence the word "rarely", so you can count myself lucky!

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I wasn't aware that McDonalds did wonders like that Yeah you are a very lucky individual indeed!

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Back in 1978 I almost fell off a spherical shaped cliff over in the Rocky Mountain chain (Colorado). I used to railfan out in the doolies a lot. I was situated over an area where a tunnel on the Denver & Rio Grande Western RR had been daylighted 3 decades previous waiting for a freight train to photograph. Damn thing never appeared in daylight. As I got up to leave I became disoriented (elevation change of 10,000 feet in less than 36 hours, wasn't used to the thin air yet), mistook an indentation in front of me as an Indian trail instead of what it really was (erosion on a rock face). By the time I realized my error I was starting to slide forward (200' drop down to the tracks below, no stopping along the way down). I instinctively sat down with my ass bumped up to my heels at the edge. I had 2 choices (Gad, it's a weird feeling knowing your fate at that given moment). I could go straight over or I could roll to my left and slide into a small ravine instead. I opted for the latter. That decision cost me 1 camera and 1 lens upon impact but I was able to crawl away alive versus the alternative.

Haven't been back there since.....pretty scenic area too.

Hiked near Glacier Park, MT 1994 to a river bank. Saw no bears. As I was hiking back to my car I came upon fresh grizzly bear tracks about where some of my foot prints had been 30 minutes previous. Neither of us met. Ah, nature.

One other time I rail fanned with a friend near Glacier Park, 1998. We were situated above a snowshed waiting for a grain train to roll by in camera view. At the other end of this snow shed we saw a grizzly cub which took notice of us and was slowly ambling in our direction out of curiosity. That was bad enough in and of itself but its mother, who was a track level, took notice of our presence also and we were in between her and her cub but at a different height. As she made her way up the embankment to settle a score we decided to venture the hell out of there. We were next to the ladder connected to the snow shed from track level which we used for our getaway. Zip, zip, in the truck, pointed away, gone! Haven't been back there since, either.

In the year 2002 I was trespassing on private property (w/o permission) along a bluff line in north Arkansas awaiting a special run passenger train. While waiting I noticed 2 guys with a dog down in the immediate valley hunting rabbits (or so I thought at the time). There was an abandoned photogenic cabin down there which I was using as a prop to be included in the impending calendar shot. I watched them drive their pickup truck around that acreage, park and peer into the cabin, walk around its perimeter, get back into the truck and eventually drive to the overlook above me. During their valley visitation I could make out a rifle in 1 of the individual's hand which led me to conclude their search was for venison. Wrong! I was situated out of sight below the bluff. I could hear their conversation too. They were looking for me. I almost surrendered but then chose not to....vicarious thrill. Let's see if they can find me, hee hee. They looked and walked both directions along the bluff edge. No luck. I really thought the dog would sniff me out but that didn't happen either. Gee, being their hunted instead of casual observer role.....this is a weird feeling too. Long story shortened...they didn't find me and drove back home to their trailer nestled around the corner above the White River stream bed. The train did appear but the sun parted from behind the clouds straight into my lens and ruined the shot. I eventually trespassed back to where my car was parked and drove home where I used to reside. I was lucky. These folks were not friendly and I could understand their concerns re property trespassing. Haven't been back there either.

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Posted 12/11/15 , edited 12/11/15

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I wasn't aware that McDonalds did wonders like that Yeah you are a very lucky individual indeed!



Well I like McDonalds a lot (despite it being not that healthy), alongside Japanese food which are on the top of my list of favourite cuisines, so you could say that it does. Of course that doesn't mean I eat it all the time, need to keep a balanced diet you know.
Posted 12/11/15

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Aeroclimatic wrote:



I wasn't aware that McDonalds did wonders like that Yeah you are a very lucky individual indeed!



Well I like McDonalds a lot (despite it being not that healthy), alongside Japanese food which are on the top of my list of favourite cuisines, so you could say that it does. Of course that doesn't mean I eat it all the time, need to keep a balanced diet you know.


Okay I'll take your word for it! Of course you need to keep a balanced diet :P
Posted 12/11/15
I try to fight as little as possible cause like most people in my family I black out and whatever happens is usually regrettable. I smashed people's heads into lockers in school, broke a kids jaw. That's why I'm all love and peace!
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Yes I am terifying in fight mode my fam and friends call it beast mode
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Yes and i resisted the urge to run and fought.
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I remember being with my friends and this one huge buff guy came up to us in a drunk frenzy because someone stole his phone. he was in our faces demanding we empty our pockets so he could see if we had his phone or not. I instantly went flight mode and showed him everything I had. I expected to get robbed but he was just interested in getting his phone back. My other friends didn't comply, i guess this big ass guy didnt intimidate them. They were more confused than anything. One of my friends tried to diffuse the situation by asking where did he have it last. The guy instantly got more angry and more in his face. My other friend stepped in and the big guy just punches him in the face. The first friend gets up and the guy starts wailing on his face. He keeps knocking him on his ass but my friend gets back up a good 3 or 4 times before the guy gives up and goes on about his frenzied business.

Since then I've been low key working out and trying to learn how to fight so i don't have to pussy out in situations like that in the future
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Posted 12/12/15
It's fight, flight or freeze. I've done them all at different times in various situations.
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Posted 10/18/16
i don't think so
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Posted 10/18/16 , edited 10/18/16
When I was a teen for about 4 years I spent 4-5 hours a day in solitary confinement if that answers your question
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Posted 10/18/16
what I find interesting about these moments, is how people often times have a mental shutdown... and choose neither flight or fight. they just stand there like " deer in the headlights" mode. absolutely frozen.

if you think you know how your gonna react when shit really hits the fan.. you may be surprised.
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