More Stranded Travellers

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 20:08
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More unprepared travelersABC news report re stranding coming to grief in the Kimberley.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 20:50

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 20:50
The judges of the 2017 Darwin Awards are going to be really busy this year!

Bob

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Follow Up By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 at 03:34

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 at 03:34
I don't know the specific circumstances here. Do you?

I've been in plenty of circs where a photo might have made me look silly. At least I've got myself 'out there'.

Quite frankly, on this site, I'm over smartarse 'second guessers' judging people in difficulties.

Just get a life/go away. Do something useful...

Cheers.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 04:19

Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 04:19
Agreed JB.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 06:50

Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 06:50
Yes John, in hindsight, I may have been a little harsh on the lads, consigning them to the Darwin category. However, they're obviously not the sharpest tools in the shed if they drove out onto a tidal flat.

Thank you for your interest in my life, but it's going along nicely, bar the Desert being closed, without any input from you.

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Follow Up By: William P - Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 11:02

Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 11:02
I wonder why they didn't move off the yabby flats and set up camp on the beach/coast in sight of the car and wait there?
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 13:05

Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 13:05
It gets drummed into you to stay with the car. Perhaps they took it literally. Or perhaps any food and water was too difficult to move under the circumstances?
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Follow Up By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 13:41

Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 13:41
Hi Bob.

Yes, I went OTT re the last sentence.

My apologies.

Cheers.

John.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 21:12

Friday, Nov 24, 2017 at 21:12
No worries John, it's all good.

Thank you,
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 21:57

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 at 21:57
I guess at the very least they had enough water to last a few days, someone knew they were overdue and they didn't leave their vehicle.

Although maybe the main reason they didn't leave their vehicle was they were too sh1t scared to.
(;=))

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Reply By: rocco2010 - Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 at 11:30

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 at 11:30
Here is the The West Australian's report Dodging crocs

Make up your own mind.
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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 at 20:39

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 at 20:39
When we did the Canning Stock Route at Easter with only one vehicle several people accused me of trying to kill my family! Actually I got hounded off the Canning facebook page and one idiot from Perth was demanding the Stock route be closed for good. Sure we got bogged, twice, and stuck a few times, and ended up stuck in a ditch for three hours, but I demonstrated to my family exactly what we are capable of when put to the test. My two youngest daughters as so much more prepared for the world now. The world is becoming to soft. About time we show the younger generation what they can be.
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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 at 21:20

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 at 21:20
“Those that don’t think it can be done shouldn’t bother the person doing it...”

I agree with your sentiment, and my view is to understand the risk of the undertaking (first and foremost), manage the risks that you can, and be cognisant of those you can’t, ensuring the balance of risk you can’t fully manage is acceptable ‘to you’...

And beyond that, do what Christopher Columbus did, challenge conventional thinking...

Well, my two bob’s worth, for what it’s worth...

Cheers, Baz - The Landy
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Sunday, Nov 26, 2017 at 18:55

Sunday, Nov 26, 2017 at 18:55
Lots of 4x4 Viagra 'Richards' on the Canning Stock Route FB page 'Ivan'. Try not to take it personally (I could take my own advice). A lot of them gave me stick for the struggles I had getting onto the Canning in a 25 year old Ex-Army Land Rover and too little money. Did not stop me from travelling the CSR solo in a solo vehicle, for almost two months. Then doing it again, the other way, the same year, again a solo vehicle but with a passenger to pay for the fuel. Like Baz quotes “Those who don’t think it can be done shouldn’t bother the person doing it…”
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