Author Topic: Nightmare Culture  (Read 118 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline MH

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 8678
Nightmare Culture
« on: May 09, 2021, 03:12:28 pm »
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/tourist-stranded-on-glass-bridge-triggers-safety-concerns-across-china

One of the comments says the winds were 92 mph when this gentleman ventured out ?

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Offline the_squid

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4035
Re: Nightmare Culture
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 04:01:54 pm »
I can’t say that I would trust any sort of infrastructure in a place like China to keep me safe.  Maybe the Great Wall wouldn’t fall over...   so I would go there. 

Offline the_squid

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4035
Re: Nightmare Culture
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2021, 03:45:57 pm »
Another nightmare scenario....   

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/video-shows-kayak-rescue-taking-dramatic-turn-in-kelowna-1.5431130

Quote
...the rescuer, was recording her trip when she came across a man in the water.

He'd been there for at least 45 minutes.

She told him to hold on to her kayak as she headed to shore, calling out, "Good job. Remember to breathe."

But the pair ran into trouble when the man tried to lie across her kayak. The boat turned over, and she was dumped into the water as well.

She managed to flag down another boat after the incident, and the pair was brought to shore.

What would you have done? 

In that situation, I would never have let him grab my kayak.  I always have line with me, carabiners and such that I would have used to tow him to shore.  He had a PFD on, which is good.  Grab my kayak and you’ll be bonked on the noggin by a paddle until you let go.  Can’t be a help if we’re both struggling to survive... 

Plus, the rescuer needs a better camera...  or learn to use better settings.  Bloody people and their shitty quality footage.  No excuse in this day and age to make me sit through anything worse than 1080p!
« Last Edit: May 18, 2021, 03:51:45 pm by the_squid »

Offline MH

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 8678
Re: Nightmare Culture
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2021, 03:09:43 pm »
I would be terrible in those scenarios...

Offline kimmy

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4318
  • Location: Kim City BC
Re: Nightmare Culture
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2021, 12:16:30 am »
Another nightmare scenario....   

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/video-shows-kayak-rescue-taking-dramatic-turn-in-kelowna-1.5431130

What would you have done? 

In that situation, I would never have let him grab my kayak.  I always have line with me, carabiners and such that I would have used to tow him to shore.  He had a PFD on, which is good.  Grab my kayak and you’ll be bonked on the noggin by a paddle until you let go.  Can’t be a help if we’re both struggling to survive... 

Plus, the rescuer needs a better camera...  or learn to use better settings.  Bloody people and their shitty quality footage.  No excuse in this day and age to make me sit through anything worse than 1080p!

That was my thought too.  I always have a throw-bag with rope in it when I am out. I'd have thrown him that rather than let him grab my kayak.  I also have a loud whistle in my kayak that would hopefully get the attention of somebody with a boat.  There aren't a lot of boats on the lake so far this year, so they were pretty lucky to get help as quickly as they did.

 -k
Masked for your safety.
Like Like x 1 View List

Offline the_squid

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4035
Re: Nightmare Culture
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2021, 02:58:25 pm »
That was my thought too.  I always have a throw-bag with rope in it when I am out. I'd have thrown him that rather than let him grab my kayak.  I also have a loud whistle in my kayak that would hopefully get the attention of somebody with a boat.  There aren't a lot of boats on the lake so far this year, so they were pretty lucky to get help as quickly as they did.

 -k

Good for the lady in the kayak to rescue the guy!  And luckily there were other boats nearby.  But she really put herself in too much danger.  She’s still a hero!