Life threatening question

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    Stevennix2001posted 13 years ago

    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!

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      ahorsebackposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. IntimatEvolution profile image68
      IntimatEvolutionposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Tie a tourniquet tightly around my arm, and free myself by using the pocket knife.  It would be the only option to survival.

  2. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Call for help on my cell phone! lol

  3. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    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.

    1. livewithrichard profile image71
      livewithrichardposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      LOL Habee Wins!

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        Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        i agree. what habee just said. lol lol

      2. habee profile image93
        habeeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Rich and Steven! lol

      3. jobister profile image60
        jobisterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Brilliant. Don't forget to see dolls with 1 arm missing, it will be a great seller!

        1. Don Ship profile image74
          Don Shipposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Lol! Well said! big_smile

    2. wormdo profile image60
      wormdoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes! And then star in a remake of The Bionic Man and use the proceeds from that to buy ANOTHER bionic arm!

      1. recommend1 profile image61
        recommend1posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I guess a third arm would be useful in the kitchen !  big_smile

  4. schoolgirlforreal profile image77
    schoolgirlforrealposted 13 years ago

    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.

    It's vital.
    I'm praying right now.

  5. Cagsil profile image70
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    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.

  6. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Okay, I'll be sure not to eat peanuts while I'm trapped beneath the rock.

    Okay, this comment makes no sense now. The post (spam) I was responding to is gone.

  7. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    When my girls were little, most of their Barbie dolls had arms missing. Guess the kids were visionaries! lol

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    zampanoposted 13 years ago

    I'd maybe suffer untill my alarm clock waked me up.

  9. Apepperson profile image60
    Apeppersonposted 13 years ago

    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.

  10. optimus grimlock profile image59
    optimus grimlockposted 13 years ago

    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!

  11. leahlefler profile image94
    leahleflerposted 13 years ago

    This is precisely why I don't go hiking in mountains. big_smile

    Of course, I have no idea how I'd react in a situation like that, but I hope I'd cut off my arm if it meant my life. If the rock couldn't be moved, I'd want to live.


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