Multitool.org Forum
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
+-

Hello Lurker! Remove this ad and much more by logging in.


A Swiss Army Knife saves a life 1613

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,163
A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« on: August 24, 2019, 10:00:03 AM »
As some of you might have caught in another topic, I've been in Norway last week (currently on my way back home).
Before leaving, people in my surroundings said I should leave my SAK at home since there was a risk of confiscation.
So Don Pablo gifted me an Executive 81 to take along as a small, expendable SAK.

Last thursday was the last day in Norway, and yesterday I was on open water and therefore without connection.

My wife and I climbed the Preikestolen rock on that particular thursday.
Conditions were bad, since it was a straight downpoor and the entire mountain was covered in a cloud.
On top of that, everyone starts the climb at the same time (thousands of people).
The guide said not to take anything more than we'd take while out jogging... Yeah right.

We made it to the top and enjoyed staying there for a bit before it started raining again.

On our way down, a bit below the top, my wife slipped and fell. I managed to catch her and slowed her fall causing her to get up again without even a bruise.

I then noticed a group of 3 people standing around a laying, shivering woman.
She slipped on the same slope and broke her leg right in the middle of her lower leg.
Her lower leg broke in a 90 degree position and her foot was in another broken angle.

I instantly grabbed my pack and took a Mylar blanket and placed it over her.
I took my second one and tried to slide it under her.
Because of the immense pain, this didn't work.
So I stopped halfway, cut the remaining part off with the Executive 81 and slided that half as far as I could from the other side.

Someone else called a Medevac and they arrived 10-15 minutes later.

The guide who assisted, walked passed me on the way down and thanked me for the blankets.
He also congratulated me that I was well prepared.
He talked to her husband, who confirmed the double break as he walked down to get to the hospital ASAP.

ALWAYS TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN HIKING THE HARD TRAIL!

It feels good knowing my preparedness made the difference between hypothermia or not.

Buy now or regret later
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,163
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2019, 10:14:40 AM »

Buy now or regret later
No Life Club Posts: 3,057
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 10:33:02 AM »
Good work! A bit of thought goes a long way when it comes to preparing and I think you did a lot of difference for her!

When I was in Norway a couple a years ago and saw how people behaved and walked to se this kind of places.. With the same clothes as you have when you go out running.. What if something like this happened? Or a storm?

Some minimum gear should be considered. Doesn't have to be much but more than nothing

[It's not failure if you learn something from it]

No Life Club Posts: 4,823
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 10:36:30 AM »
Just a little preparedness can sometimes make a big difference. 

A few weeks ago, I was watching online episodes of this show called “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”.  While watching several of the episodes, one of the biggest things that caught my attention was how people did not take precautions for some of the basic “what if”.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,163
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2019, 10:45:40 AM »
Exactly guys.
Some people walked the trails on leather formal shoes!

The woman who fell wore decent hiking boots. So even that is no guarantee.

I'll need to shop for new Mylars before my next adventure, but I'm 100% sure they'll stay a vital part of my daypack.

Buy now or regret later
No Life Club Posts: 4,511
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2019, 11:33:58 AM »
You earned some good karma points there :tu:
Good you came prepared :hatsoff:

Sent fra min FRD-L09 via Tapatalk

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,804 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2019, 11:41:43 AM »
Nice one Mechy. :hatsoff:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
No Life Club Posts: 2,574
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2019, 12:43:14 PM »
 :iagree:  :hatsoff:
No Life Club Posts: 4,060
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2019, 01:03:34 PM »
Well done Mechy and Don Pablo.  Just goes to show how ill-prepaired our cultures have become due to fear mongering.  That small SAK helped save a life and few will ever know, but let one be used in a crime and 1000's if not the entire world will hear.  You guys are HEROs.  :hatsoff: :hatsoff: Thank you for using your heads despite what those around you are saying.   I'm HONORED to be able to include you both amongst my friends.  :salute: :salute:

"LOGIC!  My God, the man's talking about logic!  We're talking about Universal Armageddon!"
Dr.  McCoy

MTo...The BEST place on Earth!
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 24,490
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2019, 01:55:14 PM »
Well done. Success is based on planning and preparation, and you succeed.   :salute: :hatsoff:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,163
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2019, 02:05:20 PM »
Aaaaahw!

Thanks guys!
:hug:

Buy now or regret later
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,472

Nix us

******** * *
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2019, 02:29:30 PM »
Good work, Mechy!  :tu:

Good job having some basics along.  :tu:  A pair of mylar sheets is standard in my little 'survival kit', too. So easy to carry, but could be so very useful! As you demonstrated there.

And, of course, a SAK.  ;)

(Additionally, when hiking in the hills, especially in wet, slick weather, I use a hiking pole or pair of trekking poles. They've saved me from a slip more than once.)

Illegitimi non carborundum
No Life Club Posts: 4,060
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2019, 02:34:52 PM »
Good work, Mechy!  :tu:

Good job having some basics along.  :tu:  A pair of mylar sheets is standard in my little 'survival kit', too. So easy to carry, but could be so very useful! As you demonstrated there.

And, of course, a SAK.  ;)

(Additionally, when hiking in the hills, especially in wet, slick weather, I use a hiking pole or pair of trekking poles. They've saved me from a slip more than once.)

Those poles can be so many other things too, a splint, signal pole, shelter poles, reaching pole, spear, balance scale, snare...ETC...

"LOGIC!  My God, the man's talking about logic!  We're talking about Universal Armageddon!"
Dr.  McCoy

MTo...The BEST place on Earth!
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,250
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2019, 02:39:28 PM »
Well done Mechanickal! :tu: :tu: :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,493
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2019, 02:40:41 PM »

...

On top of that, everyone starts the climb at the same time (thousands of people).
The guide said not to take anything more than we'd take while out jogging... Yeah right.

...


I'm sorry, but what a dick! I've never heard anything so stupid*... (turns to Borg, Borgy did you hear this smurf?)...



*Actually, I have...

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,493
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2019, 02:41:35 PM »
Well done Mechanickal! :tu: :tu: :cheers:

 :iagree: Oh yeah, well done Mechy!  :cheers:

Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,917 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2019, 02:55:20 PM »
Nice one Mechy - she was lucky you were there  :cheers:

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf
No Life Club Posts: 4,934
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2019, 02:58:24 PM »
Good job Mechy!  :tu: It always pays to be prepared.

It drives me crazy how ill prepared, and dressed, some people are on hiking trails. Shorts, tanktops and flipflops are not appropriate gear for hiking above tree line.  :rant: And then they start getting up there in the afternoon...  :facepalm:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,493
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2019, 03:02:52 PM »
Nice one Mechy - she was lucky you were there  :cheers:

Not really, it was Mechy who poured the oil/banana mix beforehand in order to prove a point about being prepared.  :facepalm:

Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 22,396
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2019, 03:24:54 PM »
Very well done.  I would not have listened the the guide at all.  I bring what I like to have with me on any trail.   :hatsoff: again well done. 

Esse Quam Videri
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,216 aka "G-Fiddle" and "Glen-Fizzle"
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2019, 03:33:42 PM »
Good job man!  :hatsoff:

[--- arms length ---] (-.-) 

                                ^-- where the cat sits
No Life Club Posts: 4,729
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2019, 03:50:39 PM »
I couldn't quite visualize the area until I saw your photo, wow, that is some slippery rock!  Glad you were there that day to help.  :hatsoff:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,570
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2019, 05:06:40 PM »
Not really, it was Mechy who poured the oil/banana mix beforehand in order to prove a point about being prepared.  :facepalm:



... that reminds me to a firefighter at the in-laws village :facepalm:




Formerly known as MTMatt
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,570
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2019, 05:08:08 PM »
Excellent job Nick, and great support Pabs  :hatsoff:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Hero Member Posts: 679
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2019, 05:22:04 PM »
Well done!  :hatsoff:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,361 \o/
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2019, 06:35:56 PM »
Good job Nick!

You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,517 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2019, 07:06:26 PM »
Good job Nick!

 :iagree: Well done mate  :cheers:



The cantankerous but occasionally useful member, formally known as 50ft-trad
Sr. Member Posts: 387
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2019, 07:41:22 PM »
 :hatsoff: Very good job, Mechanickal!  :tu:




No Life Club Posts: 3,032 Lifelike and remarkably self similar
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2019, 02:40:37 AM »
Well done! 

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
No Life Club Posts: 2,333
Re: A Swiss Army Knife saves a life
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2019, 07:06:50 AM »
Good job!

"It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser." - Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Donations

Operational Funds

Help us keep the Unworkable working!
Donate with PayPal!
October Goal: $300.00
Due Date: Oct 31
Total Receipts: $109.46
PayPal Fees: $6.30
Net Balance: $103.16
Below Goal: $196.84
Site Currency: USD
34% 
October Donations

Community Links


Powered by EzPortal
SMF 2.0.17 | SMF © 2020, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.074 seconds with 33 queries.
© 2018 Defender Web & Tool