Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon
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Climber amputates his arm, hikes to safety

Jimminy Cricket! Climber amputates his arm, hikes to safety (story on CNN.com).

This is an example of why the Boy Scouts advocate the use of at least the buddy system. When hiking, you should hike in a group of three, so if something like this happens, one person can stay behind with the guy who has a bolder on his arm and another person can go look for help. Barring that, at least you'd have someone to help you with the amputation. I can't imagine amputating my own arm with a pocket knife.
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