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Offline woodsorrel

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Missing Hiker Found at Home Depot
« on: April 01, 2018, 01:27:32 PM »


Thank goodness he was found! 

Rescuers credit his survival and good health to his preparations, decision-making, and the shelter he was able to build.

Missing Hiker Found at Home Depot
http://www.natureoutside.com/missing-hiker-found-home-depot/

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Offline wsdstan

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Re: Missing Hiker Found at Home Depot
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 05:13:15 PM »
Well done Woodsorrel, I knew it was coming but it is fun to read. 

« Last Edit: April 01, 2018, 07:26:15 PM by wsdstan »
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Offline woodsorrel

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Re: Missing Hiker Found at Home Depot
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 05:19:25 PM »
Thanks, wsdstan!  I thought the gang on the forum would find it amusing.  :)

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Offline Yeoman

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Re: Missing Hiker Found at Home Depot
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 12:05:00 PM »
That's hilarious.
A friend of mine got hired as a canoe guide this summer by an outfitter with the concession at Keji National Park.
Keji, you may know from the book "The Tent Dwellers", and is a prime canoe destination. Over 80% of the park is accessible only by canoe.
Anyway, my buddy posted a fake news release stating Keji was instituting a ban on outside watercraft due to the risk of invasion by green crabs.
I was in a hurry, glanced at the "news release" and was in an absolutely foul mood all day on the 1st and 2nd until I realised I couldn't find any other references to the ban.
I went back and re-read the letter:
From: Larks Canada
Dated: 01 April 1918
Lead scientist: Dr. Gotchaall
Assistant scientist: Ima Joaking

Anyway, lots of friends had a laugh at my folly.
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Re: Missing Hiker Found at Home Depot
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 08:39:53 PM »
Yeoman,

Your friend had a great idea.  And it's believable enough.  I may try something like your friend's story next year. :)

... And I love "Ima Joaking"!  :)

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Offline Yeoman

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Re: Missing Hiker Found at Home Depot
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 01:44:05 PM »
I read the letter again.
It was Dr. Nowi Gotchall.
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Re: Missing Hiker Found at Home Depot
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 07:17:57 PM »
Very funny!  :)

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