So What is Your Emergency Plan?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mikie, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    How bout this?

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  2. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    I know a few people who have been air evac'ed off cliffs and from the BC, none paid for the chopper ride. @rossage?

    Not saying a person could never be charged, or that insurance is a bad idea. In a NP, you can be charged for rescue if found negligent. I was not charged within the Park or a separate flight to another city. Another time it was a news/ex-nam pilot – just a "get well soon," no bill. CalFire et al, I don't know for sure, but I don't think emergency services stick you with a chopper bill if it's a legit rescue and you weren't being a blatant kook.

    Get the insurance if it's good with you. I'm going to ensure my beacon is current, try not to get in trouble in the first place, or have what I need to get out of trouble myself.
     
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  3. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    ^^^Not bad!
    I draw the line at inserting a microchip under my skin...that’s just creepy!
     
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  4. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Almost put my plan into action in Palm Canyon. Started kinda late, but should have had plenty of time, except the trail was in such bad shape that I wasted a huge amount of time getting through. But I had prepared in case I got cold, and brought a light with me just in case too. I didn't end up needing the warmth, but I was HAB'ing the end with the light (swallowed my pride and walked the tech instead of riding because of my foot). My girlfriend was also tracking my Garmin, so if I looked stuck, she could call for help.

    Still think I am going to get a satellite beacon again soon.
     
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  5. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    You can do like me and stay on the injured listo_O:facepalm::gotnothing::stop:
     
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  6. kingaucho

    kingaucho Member

    Location:
    South OC
    Name:
    Lubo
    Current Bike:
    Giant Anthem 29er
    Not yet, Rob.

    Like @mike said, I have never heard of anyone getting stuck with the airlift bill, but wanted to see if anyone had experience with this type of service.
     
  7. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    No bill for me. It was only a 3 or 4 minute flight, and I think they have a 15 minute grace time... :whistling:
     
  8. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    I always roll with my dog tags. For those who don't know - they come in a pair. Long chain with one tag, and short chain (loop hanging from the first) with the second. The first tag they put in your mouth when you are found dead as a casualty on the field. The second they loop on your big toe... in case they can't find your mouth.

    On that note... I THOUGHT THIS WAS A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE THREAD! I have three cases of MRE's in the closet (I always rotate stock) and an assault shotgun... where people keep assault shotguns.

    Oh and when I ride (at this time of year) I toss one of those emergency foil blanket things in my pack.
     
  9. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    i keep an old expired CDL
     
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  10. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I don't carry anything much except for some first aid stuff. But when riding places that I normally have not ridden in a while I carry my cell phone and check for coverage 1/2 out. You would be surprised the places that do not get cell. I have been down on the trail in the dark before and you quickly realize that you are becoming part of the food chain. Clicking on the phone and seeing service makes your heart calm down quickly. (only after you can untangle enough and actually reach it) Realizing you are way up a hill and knowing exactly where you are and the people you talking to do not have a clue.... well that is priceless.
    Crawling back to your bike and finding the light is not broken it is pointed straight up and shining bright......even better, all though you were really messing your pants thinking it's broken, you are damaged, way up there, by yourself, well almost alone: you and some cats.
    Happy "dam" I cannot reach my camel back because I am pinched on my back facing head first down this trail, on the night trails in the really black hills.
     
  11. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    :thumbsup: Better than nothing! I keep my expired CDL in my running hydration pack.
     
  12. wc_surveyor

    wc_surveyor Member

    Location:
    Brea
    Name:
    Dean
    Current Bike:
    Giant Anthem SX
  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Brilliant. I'm on it.
     
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  14. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    That’s cool! Hopefully never have to use it, but great to have in the backpack:thumbsup:
     
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  15. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Seriously, I'll keep it with my tourniquet. :eek::cool:
     
  16. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I can’t imagine ever having to use a tourniquet..yikes!
     
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  17. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Sacrificing a limb to live... grim, but you could do it. People are like, you’ll go into shock... Bull shite, you’ll go into survival mode and do things you never thought you could.

    But, er yea, prevention!! :cool:
     
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