Prayers for missing Hunter in Utah

hera200

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Great to hear that the Utah area people have been so helpful in the search. It may be important to others thinking of spending their time and money there knowing that visitors are treated as well as locals in an emergency situation. Just a plus factor in deciding where to make a future hunt or visit. I can only imagine the sadness felt by his family and especially his sons who he spent so much time training to be prepared for being lost. It is always so difficult to decide, when lost, whether to stay in one place and wait to be found or whether to keep moving until you run across some sign of rescue. Waiting in one spot keeps you closer to where last seen and makes the necessary search area smaller but it may be along while before a search is begun. Looking for rescue and keeping moving can place the lost person along way away from where the main search may be and accidents can happen with all of the movement involved. We can only keep hoping for the best possible outcome as it becomes really difficult to find someone when they have had to curl up in a small protected spot to keep warm and sheltered. THANKS TO ALL OF THE SEARCHERS AND MAY THEY BE SAFE AS WELL!.....BUD
 

30378wbymag

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Sending POSITIVE energy out to all involved, especially Crumrine! Ten days is a long time, but he is a tough ole West Virginia boy, that puts him ahead of most...
 

Trooper708

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Prayers go out to the families and searchers. I have also through a friend heard there was a 86 year old missing in next door in Colorado. Things like this can happen always have the proper gear, communicating gear and hunt with a partner and communicate where you intend to be or hunt. Realizing too things can happen to the best plans!
 

26Reload

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GPS and radio or phone.....shouldnt be out there without something these days....
Easiest places to get turned around......flat rolling hills....
Steep terrain gives you good targets to walk towards or way from...
Sorry to say..but a hunter on Oregon's coast is still out there....i believe it has been three seasons now....went to look for his son....didnt come back.....Rogue River Agness area.....
Also read a really good story on line about how the higher ups in Forest Service/Rangers call off searches because of cost....unbelievable how many 10s of 1000s are never seen again in the state and federal parks....and the news is swept under the carpet because the parks would lose billions of dollars a year if people quit visiting....and movies quit using the scenery.........
Quite disgusting......
Let them find him....one way or another....soon...
 

hera200

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26RELOAD, GOOD INFO. THE points you make are known to me and that is why I posed the question as to how well this was being handled in UTAH. I am glad to hear that his sons feel all is being done that can be done. I also asked about trailing hounds because it is so easy to walk right by someone lost and huddled down to protect from cold. A half decent dog will alert that the person is there. DOGS are an invaluable resource in our world in so many ways but because they don't cost millions of dollars like advanced (?) tech gimmicks which often don't work as well, they are often overlooked. I wonder about the lost gentleman's general health maybe being a contributing factor here?.....BUD HOPING+++++for the best possible result. ALSO, wondering if there is any way that the family could be made aware of this online conversation pulling for there lost LOVED-ONE? 338?
 

villagelightsmith

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When we reach a certain age and our friends, like leaves, begin to drop off the tree, we understand. We cannot give CPR to ourselves. Our bodies have accumulated deficiencies for 60, 70, or 80 years (or more!). And our abilities for self-rescue are diminished. As a curmudgeon in my 8th decade, yes, I am praying for both him AND his family, AND for those who are involved in the search.
We are such frail creatures. Injury, medical events, hunger, thirst and cold; falling stones and failing bodies remind us to stay "prayed up" (as we should have been, these many years.)
To know that we are loved, even as we do love our families and friends. To be willing, even eager to "inconvenience" ourselves on the bare chance of bringing comfort and life to another, whether it be a stranger's child or another old geezer who, like me, has run his course, is a mighty high privilege. Them as never do for their neighbor, really miss out on a lot.
If I was 20 years younger, I would be raising and training bloodhounds. Their sawed-off cousin, "Fred Basset" has just as good a nose, but he's not quite so speedy in rough terrain. Besides which, they are good friends for old men. Think about it, My Friends. And if you can, be somewhere we can find ya!
 

lancetkenyon

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I keep seeing this thread coming up in the new posts.
Hoping for good news, I keep checking. But as the days slip past, even with prayers, the likelihood of a positive ending fades.
 

Litehiker

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Prayers for him as well as the rescuers.

As a former Ski Patroller, both Nordic (XC) and alpine, and former Army winter survival instructor I can say that if you are a hunter you need survival skills and survival gear.

Ex.
-> Recently I added a light survival "space blanket" mummy bag shell half the size of a pop can to my hunting/back country skiing pack. Keeps in radiant heat and protects from rain or wet snow.
-> I always, but always, carry a SPOT satellite rescue beacon. $130. plus a $120. yearly subscription. Cheap insurance. States should require hunters and all others entering the wilds to carry a rescue beacon. It would save a lot of grief and money.
-> My hunting pack also has extra food, clothing, and fire building gear and part of the TEN ESSENTIALS that I always carry.

If this hunter is found alive I hope he takes survival readiness to heart after his harrowing "lesson" from Mother Nature.

Eric B.
 
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