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Crazy Euros
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Joined: 17 year(s) ago
Posted 4:43 PM 1/25/2005
From the BBC:

Avalanche 'miracle'

There are unconfirmed reports of at least another five deaths. In Verbier, a man was swept more than 200m down the mountain, but was able to call the rescue services using his mobile phone from under the snow.

"It is a miracle he is alive," says Pierre-Yves Deleze, marketing manager of Verbier.

"It took the rescuers three hours to locate him under a metre of snow, but he was caught in an air pocket, so he survived."
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Posted 11:55 AM 1/26/2005
Now there’s a new reindeer game – the extreme geocache!
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Posted 1:56 PM 1/26/2005
This guy seems to have geocached himself.

Can you imagine telling the operator "Hi, I am buried under the snow here and would like some help."
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Joined: 14 year(s) ago
Posted 2:32 PM 1/26/2005

Jason, can you imagine that you or Marty's Geocache team mates are getting a call on the day of the Geocache event?

Marty, -Guys, I think I am lost!  Can you come and find me? 

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Posted 12:23 PM 1/28/2005
EVEN BETTER!

Man peed way out of avalanche

A Slovak man trapped in his car under an avalanche freed himself by drinking 60 bottles of beer and urinating on the snow to melt it.

Rescue teams found Richard Kral drunk and staggering along a mountain path four days after his Audi car was buried in the Slovak Tatra mountains. He told them that after the avalanche, he had opened his car window and tried to dig his way out. But as he dug with his hands, he realised the snow would fill his car before he managed to break through.

He had 60 half-litre bottles of beer in his car as he was going on holiday, and after cracking one open to think about the problem he realised he could urinate on the snow to melt it, local media reported. He said: "I was scooping the snow from above me and packing it down below the window, and then I peed on it to melt it. It was hard and now my kidneys and liver hurt. But I'm glad the beer I took on holiday turned out to be useful and I managed to get out of there."

Parts of Europe have this week been hit by the heaviest snowfalls since 1941, with some places registering more than ten feet of snow in 24 hours.
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Posted 12:54 PM 1/28/2005
Emergency kit:

First aid
Water
Food
Radio
Mirror
Blanket
Shoes
Jacket
Lots of beer
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Joined: 17 year(s) ago
Posted 1:52 PM 1/28/2005

mmmm......beeeer. o' sweet nectar of life. 

beer is really the swiss-army-knife of any outdoorsperson's  emergency kit. i mean, think about it......it can easily supplant at least half of the items in the above list:

*First Aid - the all-natural analgesic. no need to line the pockets of Merck and Pfizer.
*Water - self explanatory
*Food - self explanatory. you need a good, stout fork to consume some of them Belgian beers.
*Mirror - who needs a mirror when you've got beer? it's been clinically proven that you do indeed get better looking and more clever with the aid of beer.
*Shoes - where else on earth would you want to go, when you've got beer within reach?
*Blanket? overrated. you don't need no stinkin' blanket. just a nice, soft curb.

is there anything it *can't* do?

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Posted 10:53 AM 1/29/2005
 You've got to be kidding me!  What type of synaptic connections must this guy have in his noggin to come up with this type of "plan"?  Well he lived...but you've got to wonder......
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Posted 9:41 PM 1/29/2005
I would not enter into a pissing contest with that guy!