Emergency Contact Info

Discussion in 'Forum Related' started by Mikie, Oct 4, 2017.



  1. Mikie

    Mikie MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh...... traditions!
     
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  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    @Mikie, in all honesty, I have been racking my brain trying to come up with a solution to offer.

    My idea of using a sign-in sheet has it's own limitations. I think the easiest solution is to ask all participants to carry on their person some form of ID and emergency contact numbers, but even that has it's limitations. What if the unlucky soul who needs emergency services has fallen down into an unreachable area? Just typing that gives me chills. :eek:
     
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  3. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    So many scenarios are possible...ones we can't imagine. As recreationalists whose gig is remote by nature, cel is not a reliable system. If there is an emergency with anyone on my team, my locator beacon will be activated without delay – rescue will, at that point, be initiated. GPS location is relayed, along with my personal info, including emergency contact info. A Spot or PLB is the way to go if serious about averting a true disaster in the BC. I think there are ±three riders here who use one. I don't ride without mine.

    I digress...phone numbers are good to share. I need to simply get in the habit of getting my ride partners info and pinging my wife with it, just as I do when I'm finished. Sounds like basic preparedness.
     
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  4. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Which PLB are you using?

    I think I need to write instruction to go with my Spot. While it isn't completely hard to figure out, I would rather people know how to use it in a hurry in case I am unable to activate it! I normally leave it off when I am riding in a group.
     
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  5. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mike O
    @Sidewalk, it's a FastFind unit I got at REI years back. They no longer carry that brand, but Western Marine does, plus others.

    Poignant thought about the Spot...would make me think about just leaving it on.
     
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  6. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    The Spot can be left on in tracking mode, which I do when I'm alone. But you still need to activate it for an emergency, which is a separate button with a protective cover to protect from accidental calls. No butt dialing the Spot! If my wife logs on and sees I am not moving, but knows I am with a group, she won't think anything of it. If she sees I'm not moving and knows I'm solo, that's a different story. This is all assuming she logs on to look for me...
     
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  7. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Cremate and flush.
     
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  8. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Flush with what, your drinking water?! :eek:
     
  9. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Why not? I won't be needing it.

    You don't take nothing with you but your soul, think! J. Lennon.
     
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  10. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Just require everyone who shows up for a group ride to care similar card to this one.
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    Do an IMTB one custom?
     
  11. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Fill out a form for a ride.
    Fill out the emergency card.
    Next up, liability waiver...
    :eek:
     
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  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Yeah, but I might need it!

    Oh, and do we have to cremate your bike, too? ;)
     
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  13. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Don't forget a background check. We want to know exactly who we're riding with.:alien:
     
  14. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    LOL, and a current credit report.
     
  15. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Mandatory drug test..? Oh, wait, sorry @rossage.
     
  16. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Sweet! What kinds of drugs are we testing?
     
  17. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    ^^All of 'em.

    BTW, if I die out there doing trail work, just grab my tools, dig a hole and dump me in. Better yet, drag me into the bushes and feed the buzzards. Easier on your backs, and I prefer birds to worms.
     
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  18. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I guess we should all post our trail side burial/last wishes requests here.
     
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  19. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Tibetan sky burial....

     
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  20. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    Nope. None of the above.
     
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