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Date/Time: 07/18/2024 10:12AM
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Pinetree 07/11/2022 11:12AM
GeneH: "Really (really!) sorry to hear about you trip partner's injury. Secondly, bummer having your trip cut short. (no pun intended. sorry 'bout that.)



Thank you for the trip report; it's actually a good PSA.



Your friend's injury reinforces my decision on the few excursions to leave the hatchet at home. No swinging sharp things. I use a saw, thick knife, and leather gloves now. Fishing hook barbs are on the list for the upcoming trip. If I lose fish because of that, no biggie. I release all but what I want for dinner anyway, even here at home. Also have to remember a bit of antibiotic because even a small puncture from Pike teeth is prone to infection pretty fast."



After I went barbless I lost very few fish, just have to keep the line tight.
Freeleo1 06/29/2022 11:31AM
Ow, hurts to think about. There was a pretty extensive thread about the merits and problems with hatchets in the wilderness. This sounds like a vote for against. I have gotten to debarbing hooks even in the BWCA for this reason after reading reports of people getting a barbed hook deep in their hand or finger. Too much goes into planning a trip to take the chance of having to evacuate due to a medical emergency so I can remove one more potential hazard.
ferris51 06/26/2022 05:16PM
New Trip Report posted by ferris51

Trip Name: One to remember.

Entry Point: 55

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straighthairedcurly 06/26/2022 09:40PM
Oh what a bummer of a trip but a good PSA for blade safety! Never have axes or hatchets on my trips, but I did have a client on an adult trip slice their digital artery with a knife. Glad your friend gets to keep his finger. Be careful out there folks.
Pinetree 07/09/2022 07:34PM
Freeleo1: "Ow, hurts to think about. There was a pretty extensive thread about the merits and problems with hatchets in the wilderness. This sounds like a vote for against. I have gotten to debarbing hooks even in the BWCA for this reason after reading reports of people getting a barbed hook deep in their hand or finger. Too much goes into planning a trip to take the chance of having to evacuate due to a medical emergency so I can remove one more potential hazard."


debarbing is a good idea. One from Ferne Lake north of Isabella Lake my nephew got hooked by his eyebrow. We attempted to remove it, but he passed out. We cut all the extra hooks out. Paddled out went to the ELY hospital got the hooks removed and paddled back in again.
Many doctors keep collections on their wall of all the hooks they have removed. quite common.


In the summer I just don't see why you need a hatchet, winter camping is different.
BnD 07/06/2022 12:26PM
Sorry about your shortened trip. Lesson learned I hope.
GeneH 07/11/2022 10:35AM
Really (really!) sorry to hear about you trip partner's injury. Secondly, bummer having your trip cut short. (no pun intended. sorry 'bout that.)


Thank you for the trip report; it's actually a good PSA.


Your friend's injury reinforces my decision on the few excursions to leave the hatchet at home. No swinging sharp things. I use a saw, thick knife, and leather gloves now. Fishing hook barbs are on the list for the upcoming trip. If I lose fish because of that, no biggie. I release all but what I want for dinner anyway, even here at home. Also have to remember a bit of antibiotic because even a small puncture from Pike teeth is prone to infection pretty fast.
lundojam 06/26/2022 05:43PM
hatchet trouble and car trouble both. Not cool.
Pinetree 07/09/2022 07:41PM
How did the finger turn out? Another reason to bring a first aid and pain pills.
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