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Re: A vicious trend has returned:Fluorescent Clothing

Postby rlown » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:21 pm

i agree with climbing as an excuse to be seen.. even loved ones.. still.. I know where I drop my pack and there I am. as for foggy/crappy conditions, you do what you think you need to do. color means nothing after 50' in a bad fog..



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Re: A vicious trend has returned:Fluorescent Clothing

Postby hikin_jim » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:18 pm

I know of a local SAR operation that found their intended missing person when someone saw something blue among the boulders. Had he been wearing gray that day...

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Re: A vicious trend has returned:Fluorescent Clothing

Postby fishmonger » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:00 am

rlown wrote:how much do you really feel you'd need to be found?


:rolleyes:

I need to be found. Not sure why I would not want to be found. Still have things to do other than becoming biomass in the mountains.

had my time in the military doing the opposite thing. Am still compensating for those silly years in camo.
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Re: A vicious trend has returned:Fluorescent Clothing

Postby TRAUMAhead » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:35 am

Some more splash. :lol: Although after receiving my gaiters, I did wish I would've picked something not so loud. Headlamp is also 277 lumens. :D

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Re: A vicious trend has returned:Fluorescent Clothing

Postby oldranger » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:39 am

I like muted colors for my tent so my solo camps can be as inconspicuous as possible. When hiking solo I wear the most god awful combination of red checked shirt and faded orange shorts. Anyone who crosses my path will remember in case I turn up missing. When in more populated areas and with others I become a little more muted. The only other "off color" thing I bring (other than my sense of humor) is my blue poncho. But I also take a "spot locator." If I can't make that work I am probably beyond rescue anyway.

When day hiking in Central Oregon during hunting season I wear a florescent orange shirt. Have drawn some interesting comments until I point out it is hunting season. Every year in Oregon someone gets killed by a hunter, usually another hunter. When within a mile of trailheads I am pretty nervous but further away I figure that most hunters who go to that effort will be a little more skilled and conscientious about their shooting.

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Re: A vicious trend has returned:Fluorescent Clothing

Postby dave54 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:50 pm

There was a time....

I can remember an incident back in the mid 80's(?), at a convention of outdoor gear manufacturers a representative from the Forest Service gave a presentation on this same topic -- muting the color choices to help reduce the visual impact as backcountry use increases.

He basically got booed from the podium.


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Re: A vicious trend has returned:Fluorescent Clothing

Postby rlown » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:57 pm

oldranger wrote: Every year in Oregon someone gets killed by a hunter, usually another hunter. When within a mile of trailheads I am pretty nervous but further away I figure that most hunters who go to that effort will be a little more skilled and conscientious about their shooting.

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It's in every state.. If you're hiking, even in a wilderness area, put on the orange! Know the hunting season for the area you hike (usually opens mid sept'ish).

Mike, you should be nervous even 5 miles out.. As I hunt, and a day in's hike is actually a blessing, please wear something bright. No antlers please.. :p
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Re: A vicious trend has returned:Fluorescent Clothing

Postby oldranger » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:16 pm

I do wear my bright stuff Russ!

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Re: A vicious trend has returned:Fluorescent Clothing

Postby rlown » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:21 pm

oldranger wrote:I do wear my bright stuff Russ!

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It wasn't for you!! I've seen you in "bright" stuff.. It's painful. :\
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