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JWilder
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03/19/2021 04:29PM  
I would like to start a thread series called “What would you do?” I know a lot of “what would you do” scenarios have been covered here over the years, either indirectly through experiences, or inquiries on the multitude of canoe country topics and situations. But this is more deliberate. Geared towards conflicts that require us to think through the scenario(s), with the understanding that each decision will have a major impact either for the upcoming trip, or future trips that keep us planning and motivated.

Here are the rules:

1) The scenario has to conflict with, or affect your BWCAW/Q trip(s).

2) Explain a real life scenario that you have encountered, or possibly could encounter that would conflict with or affect your next trip, or future trips.

3) The conflicting scenario can originate from within the BWCAW/Q, or outside the BWCAW/Q.

4) Do not provide your personal decision in your original post. Let the members think through and post their thought process and responses. Only after you feel the feedback has been exhausted should you share your stance or final decision on the scenario. Who knows, you may think differently after reading different viewpoints and various perspectives.

5) Keep it positive! The goal is to provide real life scenarios for our minds to problem solve, and solutions that may help someone one day. Chances are, if someone is going through it, most likely others are too.

I will post the first “What would you do?” #1 scenario soon. The format will make more sense and you will get the idea. Those that follow will be “What would you do?” #2, “What would you do?” #3 and so on.

Stay tuned…

JW

 
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missmolly
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03/19/2021 06:21PM  
Sounds fun!
 
MHS67
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03/20/2021 06:49PM  
Didn't know this was a game. When I opened listening point your scenario came up first. I thought it was a real problem!! LOL
 
JWilder
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03/20/2021 07:07PM  
MHS67: "Didn't know this was a game. When I opened listening point your scenario came up first. I thought it was a real problem!! LOL"

It most likely will be. Non-fiction scenario.
 
JWilder
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03/20/2021 07:11PM  
Rule # 2.
 
JWilder
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03/20/2021 09:02PM  
There are no rules as to when and who posts the next scenario.

So, what is #2??

No rush folks. There is still ice up north. Am I right?!

JW
 
JWilder
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03/22/2021 09:38PM  
Alright folks. Let's bring on scenario #4.

Who and what is gonna be next?

Drum roll...
 
Canoearoo
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03/23/2021 10:42PM  
I took number 5
 
Speckled
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03/24/2021 07:47AM  
Great idea! The scenarios have been super interesting so far.
 
JWilder
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03/24/2021 08:19AM  
Speckled: "Great idea! The scenarios have been super interesting so far."

Thanks. It seems to have been favorably received so far with good participation.

In MOST cases, there isn't a right or wrong answer. Since we are asking "what would YOU do?" There are varying viewpoints and thought processes that lay the foundation for the final decision made by each individual. Which gives everyone an opportunity to see things differently.

Good stuff!


JW







 
PineKnot
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03/24/2021 10:46AM  
I've got one that could be interesting in how folks approach what they'd do....do I simply post it as #6?
 
Canoearoo
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03/24/2021 10:48AM  
yes pineknot you post.. What would you do #6
 
PineKnot
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03/24/2021 10:49AM  
Btw, great idea for a thread, JW....thx.
 
JWilder
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03/24/2021 10:51AM  
There is no rule in place as to WHEN you post a scenario.

Let 'em rip!
 
Canoearoo
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03/24/2021 10:19PM  
Can we do more than one?
 
JWilder
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03/25/2021 05:39AM  
Canoearoo: "Can we do more than one? "

No rule on that!! You bet :)
 
JWilder
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03/28/2021 08:11AM  
Here is a summary so far of our WWYD series. I tried to respectfully give them appropriate names to reflect the experience. If there is any info needing change. Just let me know.

#1) OP - JWilder
Scenario - Job Opportunity
Outcome Revealed: Pending

#2) OP - missmolly
Scenario - The Unexplained Lights
Outcome Revealed: Yes

#3) OP - jwartman59
Scenario: Campsite Logistics/Conflict
Outcome Revealed: Yes

#4) OP - analyzer
Scenario: Engine Trouble
Outcome Revealed: Yes

#5) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Campsite Conflict
Outcome Revealed: Yes

#6) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 1
Outcome Revealed: Yes

#7) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Severe Weather
Outcome Revealed: Yes

#8) OP - bhouse46
Scenario: Wildfire & Wind
Outcome Revealed: Pending

#9) OP - JWilder
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 2
Outcome Revealed: Yes

#10) OP - GopherAdventure
Scenario: Bear Conflict
Outcome Revealed: Pending

#11) OP - NA

#12) OP - NA

 
JWilder
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03/28/2021 09:56AM  
Sounds like it would be helpful for some to add a title after the number sequence to your WWYD scenario.

Feel free to do so.

Thanks!

JW
 
03/28/2021 10:38AM  
I don't know how to edit my thread title.

Nevermind, I figured it out.
 
JWilder
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03/29/2021 08:45AM  
#1) OP - JWilder
Scenario - Job Opportunity
Outcome Revealed: Pending

#2) OP - missmolly
Scenario - The Unexplained Lights
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#3) OP - jwartman59
Scenario: Campsite Logistics
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#4) OP - analyzer
Scenario: Engine Trouble
Outcome Revealed: 3/23/21

#5) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Campsite Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/24/21

#6) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 1
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#7) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Severe Weather
Outcome Revealed: 3/27/21

#8) OP - bhouse46
Scenario: Wildfire & Wind
Outcome Revealed: Pending

#9) OP - JWilder
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 2
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#10) OP - GopherAdventure
Scenario: Bear Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/28/21

#11) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Runaway Canoe
Outcome Revealed: Pending

If you would like to jump in and share an experience, please add a short title after the numbering sequence. Enjoy!

JW


 
JWilder
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04/01/2021 05:51AM  
#1) OP - JWilder
Scenario - Job Opportunity
Outcome Revealed: Pending

#2) OP - missmolly
Scenario - The Unexplained Lights
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#3) OP - jwartman59
Scenario: Campsite Logistics
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#4) OP - analyzer
Scenario: Engine Trouble
Outcome Revealed: 3/23/21

#5) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Campsite Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/24/21

#6) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 1
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#7) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Severe Weather
Outcome Revealed: 3/27/21

#8) OP - bhouse46
Scenario: Wildfire & Wind
Outcome Revealed: Pending??

#9) OP - JWilder
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 2
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#10) OP - GopherAdventure
Scenario: Bear Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/28/21

#11) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Runaway Canoe
Outcome Revealed: 3/30/21

#12) OP - dustytrail
Scenario: Bottle-necked Portage
Outcome Revealed: 3/30/21

 
Canoearoo
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04/06/2021 07:10PM  
Is number one ever going to be revealed?
 
JWilder
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04/06/2021 07:31PM  
Canoearoo: "Is number one ever going to be revealed? "

Absolutely. I do not yet know the outcome. The process is still unfolding!

JW
 
Canoearoo
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04/06/2021 08:18PM  
Ohhhhh it's a current situation!
 
JWilder
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04/07/2021 01:39PM  
I will continue to provide a periodic update on the WWYD series. So if you start to get lost, you can use this for reference.

Thanks for adding a title to your post. If you do not, no big deal. I will just add one with the update here. I may add a subtitle if it helps with the description and clarity of the scenario, not because I don't like your title:)

#1) OP - JWilder
Scenario - Job Opportunity
Outcome Revealed: Pending

#2) OP - missmolly
Scenario - The Unexplained Lights
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#3) OP - jwartman59
Scenario: Campsite Logistics
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#4) OP - analyzer
Scenario: Engine Trouble
Outcome Revealed: 3/23/21

#5) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Campsite Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/24/21

#6) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 1
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#7) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Severe Weather
Outcome Revealed: 3/27/21

#8) OP - bhouse46
Scenario: Wildfire & Wind
Outcome Revealed: 4/1/21

#9) OP - JWilder
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 2
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#10) OP - GopherAdventure
Scenario: Bear Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/28/21

#11) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Runaway Canoe
Outcome Revealed: 3/30/21

#12) OP - dustytrail
Scenario: Bottle-necked Portage
Outcome Revealed: 3/30/21

#13) OP - Michwall2
Scenario: Bear in Camp
Outcome Revealed: 4/5/21

#14) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: A Friend’s Story; A Destructive Bear
Outcome Revealed: Pending

#15) OP - BigOarDeal
Scenario: Broken Canoe
Outcome Revealed: Pending

#16) OP - scottimm
Scenario: Banana Boat Event
Outcome Revealed: Pending

 
JWilder
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04/14/2021 08:53PM  
We have experienced the unexplainable, engine trouble, notorious wind and waves, merciless bears, clogged portages, campsite logistics, rapid running, severe weather, and the unforgettable senior citizen orgy on an occupied campsite. Crazy stuff!

There are a couple pending scenarios out there with the outcome yet to be shared or determined. Wait for it! Thanks for sharing your BWCA experiences!

What's next? Nobody knows.


#1) OP - JWilder
Scenario - Job Opportunity
Outcome Revealed: Pending

#2) OP - missmolly
Scenario - The Unexplained Lights
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#3) OP - jwartman59
Scenario: Campsite Logistics
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#4) OP - analyzer
Scenario: Engine Trouble
Outcome Revealed: 3/23/21

#5) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Campsite Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/24/21

#6) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 1
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#7) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Severe Weather
Outcome Revealed: 3/27/21

#8) OP - bhouse46
Scenario: Wildfire & Wind
Outcome Revealed: 4/1/21

#9) OP - JWilder
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 2
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#10) OP - GopherAdventure
Scenario: Bear Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/28/21

#11) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Runaway Canoe
Outcome Revealed: 3/30/21

#12) OP - dustytrail
Scenario: Bottle-necked Portage
Outcome Revealed: 3/30/21

#13) OP - Michwall2
Scenario: Bear in Camp
Outcome Revealed: 4/5/21

#14) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: A Friend’s Story; A Destructive Bear
Outcome Revealed: 4/12/21

#15) OP - BigOarDeal
Scenario: Broken Canoe
Outcome Revealed: 4/8/21

#16) OP - scottimm
Scenario: Banana Boat Event
Outcome Revealed: Pending

 
missmolly
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04/15/2021 07:36AM  
JWilder, you've brought a lot of fun to this site. Thank you.
 
JWilder
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04/15/2021 11:52AM  
missmolly: "JWilder, you've brought a lot of fun to this site. Thank you. "

Well missmolly, I appreciate your kind words!

Seriousness and professionalism I consider a big part of my life. I do try and balance it with FUN. This is a good platform for that.

Sincerely,

JW
 
JWilder
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04/17/2021 05:34AM  
Just one scenario remaining to be revealed. This is a current situation and is unfolding as we speak. Probably looking at 3-4 weeks before everything is said and done...

#1) OP - JWilder
Scenario - Job Opportunity
Outcome Revealed: Pending

#2) OP - missmolly
Scenario - The Unexplained Lights
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#3) OP - jwartman59
Scenario: Campsite Logistics
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#4) OP - analyzer
Scenario: Engine Trouble
Outcome Revealed: 3/23/21

#5) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Campsite Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/24/21

#6) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 1
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#7) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Severe Weather
Outcome Revealed: 3/27/21

#8) OP - bhouse46
Scenario: Wildfire & Wind
Outcome Revealed: 4/1/21

#9) OP - JWilder
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 2
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#10) OP - GopherAdventure
Scenario: Bear Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/28/21

#11) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Runaway Canoe
Outcome Revealed: 3/30/21

#12) OP - dustytrail
Scenario: Bottle-necked Portage
Outcome Revealed: 3/30/21

#13) OP - Michwall2
Scenario: Bear in Camp
Outcome Revealed: 4/5/21

#14) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: A Friend’s Story; A Destructive Bear
Outcome Revealed: 4/12/21

#15) OP - BigOarDeal
Scenario: Broken Canoe
Outcome Revealed: 4/8/21

#16) OP - scottimm
Scenario: Banana Boat Event
Outcome Revealed: 4/16/21


 
JWilder
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04/20/2021 04:02PM  
#1) OP - JWilder
Scenario - Job Opportunity
Outcome Revealed: Pending

#2) OP - missmolly
Scenario - The Unexplained Lights
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#3) OP - jwartman59
Scenario: Campsite Logistics
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#4) OP - analyzer
Scenario: Engine Trouble
Outcome Revealed: 3/23/21

#5) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Campsite Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/24/21

#6) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 1
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#7) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Severe Weather
Outcome Revealed: 3/27/21

#8) OP - bhouse46
Scenario: Wildfire & Wind
Outcome Revealed: 4/1/21

#9) OP - JWilder
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 2
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#10) OP - GopherAdventure
Scenario: Bear Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/28/21

#11) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Runaway Canoe
Outcome Revealed: 3/30/21

#12) OP - dustytrail
Scenario: Bottle-necked Portage
Outcome Revealed: 3/30/21

#13) OP - Michwall2
Scenario: Bear in Camp
Outcome Revealed: 4/5/21

#14) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: A Friend’s Story; A Destructive Bear
Outcome Revealed: 4/12/21

#15) OP - BigOarDeal
Scenario: Broken Canoe
Outcome Revealed: 4/8/21

#16) OP - scottimm
Scenario: Banana Boat Event
Outcome Revealed: 4/16/21

#17) OP - Michwall2
Scenario - Failed Beaver Dam
Outcome Revealed: 4/20/21

 
JWilder
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04/22/2021 06:22AM  
#1) OP - JWilder
Scenario - Job Opportunity
Outcome Revealed: Pending

#2) OP - missmolly
Scenario - The Unexplained Lights
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#3) OP - jwartman59
Scenario: Campsite Logistics
Outcome Revealed: 3/22/21

#4) OP - analyzer
Scenario: Engine Trouble
Outcome Revealed: 3/23/21

#5) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Campsite Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/24/21

#6) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 1
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#7) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: Severe Weather
Outcome Revealed: 3/27/21

#8) OP - bhouse46
Scenario: Wildfire & Wind
Outcome Revealed: 4/1/21

#9) OP - JWilder
Scenario: Wind, Waves & Canoe 2
Outcome Revealed: 3/26/21

#10) OP - GopherAdventure
Scenario: Bear Conflict
Outcome Revealed: 3/28/21

#11) OP - PineKnot
Scenario: Runaway Canoe
Outcome Revealed: 3/30/21

#12) OP - dustytrail
Scenario: Bottle-necked Portage
Outcome Revealed: 3/30/21

#13) OP - Michwall2
Scenario: Bear in Camp
Outcome Revealed: 4/5/21

#14) OP - canoearoo
Scenario: A Friend’s Story; A Destructive Bear
Outcome Revealed: 4/12/21

#15) OP - BigOarDeal
Scenario: Broken Canoe
Outcome Revealed: 4/8/21

#16) OP - scottimm
Scenario: Banana Boat Event
Outcome Revealed: 4/16/21

#17) OP - Michwall 2
Scenario - Failed Beaver Dam
Outcome Revealed: 4/19/21

#18) OP - Speckled
Scenario - Lost In the NIght
Outcome Revealed: 4/21/21

 
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