Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Survival/emergency topics, was Solar Stills
>So, my question still stands - what if an animal happened upon us hung upin our hammocks?
Reminds me of an old story of a guy who used a hammock in Africa. During the
night a herd of Cape Buffalo walked along his camp (somewhere during the
Cape Buffalo being one of the deadliest animals in Africa (with hippo's) he
managed to stay cool and started singing and talking to them. They amazingly
left him alone (or so the stories goes....). Flight reactions from one
animal provoke another animals actions....
I personally hammocked in areas where there are/were/could be tigers,
leopards, (malay sun) bears, jaguars, dingos, and never bothered too much
with all the "what if, then else, or maybe" situations.... given you take
normal precautions....but to answer (a bit of) your question: IF you are in
your hammock, and IF you are enclosed (taco wrap style in your HH or Speer
Peapod), and IF the animal was out there after you (which I don't believe
that much), you are probably done for, unless you outrun your camping buddy
I did stumble on some other potentially dangerous animals by accident
(completely OT). Like Tod said (iirc), just watch out when climbing out of
your hammock, then you might step on porcupines, hedgehocks, snakes, ants (a
lot of them can give you a nasty bite (bare footed dumb mistake I know....)
Hope this helps...
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most
intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
mob: +31 6 44 80 82 63
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- Yep, a copious amount of clean water used to flush a wound (at
pressure if possible) is really all you need. some studies suggest
it's even potentially more destructive to the injured tissue to use
peroxide or other anit-bacterial cleaning agents.
Huh, good old mother nature provided H2O, how about that.
Another thing I find really interesting is that according to the
rescue peeps I've talked to most rescues occur within a 72 hour
period. That has changed the way I look at my "survival" kit.
Jamie in AZ
--- In email@example.com, pure mahem <pure_mahem@...>
>and remove the towlettes now that I know this. The reason I went with
> Thanks for the info I will definately add the women's sanitary pad
clorox as a water treatment is that I remember reading in one of the
outdoor magazines or survival shows that overdosing iodine can be
potentially deadly where as the clorox has a bit more of a higher
fudge factor. another thing I thought of is that since I carry the
alcohol couldn't I dilute a bit of the gel in a bit of water and come
up with an applicalble antiseptic if needed? For the most part I guess
I always figured that I would just use my treated water as a flush if
I needed one.