what would you do if you were hiking along a mountain where nobody knew where you were. you fell between two cracks and you end up stuck because a giant rock fell on your arm. with food and water quickly running out, what would you do? you have a camcorder, bottle of water, some rations and some rope and cables along with a flashlight and pocket knife. what would you do to survive and get to safety?
by the way, this question is inspired by the film "127 hours" where the exact same thing happens, so im curious to see what YOU would do if this happened to YOU!
There is no way to know! One man chose to cut his arm off , others would die in place ,it depends on so many factors and on the person. I say each person would do something different, not everyone would be couragious enough to cut the arm off.
If I had to cut off my arm to survive, I would. I'd wrap the cable around it tightly first. I'd video the entire process and sell it to the National Enquirer and TV shows! With the proceeds, I'd buy a bionic arm.
The only thing I can think of right now is to pray and keep calm and then the rest would come. Prayer is a positive thing to do and calms you. It's very necessary in human life, even nonbelievers call out for help to whoever they call it.
Since the size of the rock is unknown, but considered to be at least 3x my body weight, which would result in my arm being demolished, during the event, I would say that...
Depending on how much pain one was in, will be directly related to whether or not, they remain conscious. If someone has a high threshold for pain, then they could react immediately. If they do not, then not likely for hours.
I personally have a high tolerance for pain. And, having already been in a motorcycle accident that which destroyed(500 pieces) my right wrist as experience, I can say that I was unconscious due to the crash. When I woke in the hospital, the nerve damage in my wrist prevented me from feeling my wrist or my hand(including fingers). So, had a rock of good size fallen on my arm, I am sure that I wouldn't be feeling it.
For my survival, the arm goes, if the rock cannot be moved. If leverage can be obtained to move the rock, then the arm remains.
This is an easy one for anyone who ever watched McGyver. You simply create a pulley system with the rope and cables, using parts from the camcorder as a pulley. I would then hoist the rock off my arm, take off the ropes and then rappel down to safety.
Or, in a pinch, using my reliable Swiss Army knife, disassemble the camcorder and make a cell phone from it and call for help.
Other than that, there is no reason to go off someplace without notifying someone as to where you're going.
I read the 1st line and I knew you just saw 127 hours so obvious lol!!!! First if i was hiking everyone would know and I wouldnt go alone. If I was dumb enough to do so I would bring flares and gun and plenty of ammo just incase!