Are you a liability to yourself and your hunting buddies?
your hunting partner suffered from a major injury due to a fall. A broken limb, a cracked melon and major blood loss. Would you know what to do?
your batteries in the GPS went dead. You know you are at least two miles from camp in a dense forest and forgot your compass. Could you get back to camp?
you watch your bush pilot fade off into the horizon knowing he will be the last person you see for 10 days and you go to dig in your pack for your bullets and realize...**** I left them on the garage floor. If that wasn't bad enough the next day a bear finds your food cache and suddenly you and your partner are left wondering what you will do for food. Do you get the feeling your buddy is looking at you as if you were a marinated rib-eye? Will those mushrooms next to the tent kill you? Hmmm....
you're snowmachine, atv, or boat's motor seizes up in the middle of nowhere. Are you enough of a monkey wrench to get it running again? If not, what would you do?
What if, what if, what if???
Hunting and adventure in Alaska is inherently dangerous, but how many of you actually prepare yourself for the unthinkable? Or are you such a risk taker that you would prefer to gamble with the odds? Are you a jack of all trades, master of none? Any medics, botanists, mechanics, orienteerists, etc out there? Do you strive to be all, some or none?