Not Sure… [DOT 26/11/22]

Hi gang. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I’m not sure what day it is really; they start to run together!


Sounds about white

Trump reportedly dines with white nationalist at Mar-a-Lago
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/25/trump-nick-fuentes-kanye-west


Yikes

Much of Ukraine still without power, heat and water after missile attacks
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/25/much-of-ukraine-without-power-heat-and-water-after-missile-attacks


Sprots!

Undaunted USMNT earns draw against England but faces an unsettled World Cup future
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/11/25/usmnt-england-world-cup/


National Parks strike again!

Hiking trip turns fatal in Utah national park as woman dies and her husband is rescued with symptoms of hypothermia, officials say
https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/25/us/utah-zion-national-park-couple-deadly-hike-trip/index.html



Have a great day!

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7 Comments

  1. This is what amazes me about some people. A hike is not a walk in the park and should be treated seriously.  Especially a 16 mile hike 0ver what I presume was rough terrain.

    1 Water (too much is better than too little)

    2 Extra Clothing layers (especially in a mountainous area because the weather changes quickly)

    3 Hiking Boots

    4 Snacks

    5 Constantly checking the weather

    6 A small survival kit

    Now that I think about it… I’d be investigating because it seems fishy. Who would be that stupid to be so ill prepared for a quite a long hike?  And why?

    • …my folks were pretty big on hiking when I was a kid & very clear about some rules

      …arguably first up was that you have to travel at the pace of the slowest member of your group…which can be frustrating when you’re a seemingly-inexhaustible kid but I grow more appreciative of as I get older & slower

      …but only slightly after that…& mainly because it wasn’t until we were bigger & it needed more stuff than my folks could carry that it included us kids…was that you take everything you need to – if necessary – stay out there overnight

      …it’d be a pretty miserable night…they weren’t hauling a full campsite’s worth of gear up & down munroes…but they took it seriously & I’ve known “ultralight” campers who carry less…along with a “proper” map (the kind with contours & a key with symbols for landmarks somewhere around the 1in:1/8mile sort of scale) & a “proper” compass (i.e. one you could take a bearing with)…so I get where you’re coming from

      …but I’ve also met people miles into a walk wearing shorts & flip flops carrying absolutely nothing but a smartphone…no waterproofs, no water, not even a decent pair of shoes…so…I dunno…was it mencken who said nobody ever went broke underestimating the public’s intelligence?

    • Yeah I genuinely would research this for foul play. Like, it was a 16 mile hike. We’re not talking a situation of a 3 or 4 mile hike and someone got lost or they were unprepared for a random storm or something. There is basic preparation that was lacking here for a long hike.

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