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20 hours ago, Ravin R10 man said:

Dave, I bet you can relate to what you find in the "backcountry"  Some People are SLOBS!

Over the past 4+ decades I have witnessed an ever increasing lack of respect for nature and the land.  Having hiked and hunted the "Bob", and multiple other wilderness areas, including the Great Bear, Rattlesnake, Mission Mountains, and Cabinet Mountains, I am constantly amazed at the garbage left behind.  Along with the garbage there is the vandalism and wanton abuse evident wherever humans have visited.  One thing that is also present and can not be attributed to human presence in the area, is the remains of mylar balloons.  I have found over a dozen in some years.  When walking a trail or gated road, I carry a garbage bag to put discarded trash in.  On a cross country trek my pack and pockets usually need to be emptied upon my return to (un)civilization.

When it comes to people being unprepared or uneducated, I believe that instead of risking others' lives and valuable resources we should just hand out Darwin Awards.  If one makes the choice to do something risky, then they should suffer the consequences.  It is not like there isn't a wealth of information available on every thing one could contemplate doing.  People doing dumb things just to get a picture for social media is a product of an ever increasing narcissistic, "look at me", culture begging for attention.

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2 hours ago, elkoholic said:

the remains of mylar balloons. 

HA!!!!...We find two or three on EVERY logging job we do!..I found several just shed hunting last week. They are EVERYWHERE!!!

Dont hear about those in the news now do ya?

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On 4/5/2021 at 1:49 PM, elkoholic said:

When it comes to people being unprepared or uneducated, I believe that instead of risking others' lives and valuable resources we should just hand out Darwin Awards.  If one makes the choice to do something risky, then they should suffer the consequences. 

Could not agree more.  

On 4/5/2021 at 1:49 PM, elkoholic said:

People doing dumb things just to get a picture for social media is a product of an ever increasing narcissistic, "look at me", culture begging for attention.

Sad reality of what society is becoming.  Society of participation trophies, the look at me mindset, and entitlements.  

On 4/5/2021 at 1:49 PM, elkoholic said:

remains of mylar balloons

Usually have a few a year end up on our property.  No telling where they come from.

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