Used in anger...

Submitted: Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 12:19
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Easy question: I've been reading about recovery techniques of late and I'm hearing the term "used in anger" more and more mostly when referring to the use of a winch or other piece of mechanical recovery gear. Should I take the term literally - as in; it was a frustrating recovery and the item in question was used when the operator was feeling a little angry, or is there some other meaning to the term?

Cheers
Scoey :-S
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Reply By: ellmcg - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 12:24

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 12:24
I would read it as meaning doing something stupid due to frustration.
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 12:36

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 12:36
Scoey,

More about using them for which they were originally purchased. All nice to have some gear and even use it at home (and you should to make sure it works and you can operate it) but totally different when called upon to use it in an emergency. Quite possibly for some gear a little extra hormones will help.

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 14:57

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 14:57
I guess the other thing is, when you test it at home it is usually in optimum conditions, when you use it "in anger" you may be up to your knees in mud, or waistdeep in icy water!
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 15:06

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 15:06
Deep in the doo doo with lots of panic and angst - amazing how rational thinking seems to diminish under these conditions. But as long as you have the confidence that the gear will work and that you have it available it will help take some of the "Oh $hit" out of the situation.
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Reply By: Scoey (QLD) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 12:41

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 12:41
Ahhhhh! Yeah that makes sense! Cheers lads! ;-)

Scoey!
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Follow Up By: rustytruck - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 20:09

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 20:09
Having used the term for forty years, and heard it used for just as long, it simply means that the item or action is used or done in it's normal manner or usage. Simply, it's not a practice or training, but it is for real this time.

Rusty
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