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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by docdredd » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:55 pm

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Jeriah wrote:Did the rest of y'all not do some epically stupid shit in your late teens? Or is there some selective memory going on here? I may not have ever walked off into the woods naked and alone at 19, but I and pretty much everyone I know did some dumb things in their teenage years. Generally speaking, teenagers are risk-takers with limited life experience and a poor grasp of the consequences of their actions.

Nope, At 18-21 I was keeping 60 other men from doing stupid shit.

I would like to add something to this.

I personally am not upset by what this young lady has done. It is her life and she should be able to do just about any dang thing she pleases. So long as it does not harm other people. I fully support her if she wants to get stoned out of her mind, so long as I am not responsible for her care. I have never done drugs myself, but I have a very good friend who described the effects of Acid to me, as "The closest I have ever come to seeing the face of God" Now he isnt some lay about, He works in the finance industry has secular ideals and is about as straight laced as it gets, He does not smoke or drink. But once a year he takes a week off work, Travels to some beautiful local (With a minder) and pops acid. Then he comes home to his wife and kids with no ill effects.

If you want to do drugs, and be part of nature thats fine. Just dont expect me to get all tore up when you end up as bear poop..... because you just became part of nature.
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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by phil_in_cs » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:08 pm

Jeriah wrote:Did the rest of y'all not do some epically stupid shit in your late teens? Or is there some selective memory going on here? I may not have ever walked off into the woods naked and alone at 19, but I and pretty much everyone I know did some dumb things in their teenage years. Generally speaking, teenagers are risk-takers with limited life experience and a poor grasp of the consequences of their actions.
At her age I was knocking out a bachelors in engineering.
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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by 74 or more » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:21 pm

I also went to college, got a degree, now have a great job, and yes I did a massive amount of dumb crap. I don't care what anyone says. There is no way you and your buddies have done something stupid in the pursuit of fun.
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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by Jamie » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:59 am

First World Problem...

I don't want this girl dead or suffering or missing...I don't think anyone does.

I just don't want to pay for her idiocy...either in the SAR resources that now cannot be used to help someone not moronically placing themselves in harms way with inadequate prep/gear, or from the increase in legislation and regulation and fees that seem to follow morons' killing themselves in the woods.

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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by Stercutus » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:04 am

74 or more wrote:I also went to college, got a degree, now have a great job, and yes I did a massive amount of dumb crap. I don't care what anyone says. There is no way you and your buddies have done something stupid in the pursuit of fun.
Yeah, but I didn't show up on a milk carton because of it.
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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by dogbane » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:27 am

I took a look at the kid's Facebook page (she goes by "Anu Kelly") before it was restricted or had posts removed, and there was a cryptic reference to "playing jail break" in which she was coy in her responses to friends' queries, and to her plans to attend a big rave soon. She was born in Ireland, so with the probation violation charges she was facing, I'd reckon--if she hasn't met an unfortunate end in the forest--that she is a "flight risk."
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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by Rev » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:28 am

I was the guy that talked stupid friends down and made parents feel better that I was going to be hanging out that night.

Stupid bullshit? Yes. Stuff that'd get them killed? No. Like I said I can't imagine a friend that would just watch as a naked teenage girl walked into the woods alone.

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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by Denis J. » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:31 am

Blacksmith wrote:Yeah, but I didn't show up on a milk carton because of it.
I think the point is many (most?) of us didn't end up on milk cartons not because of our actions but in spite of them.

Like some who chimed in, I was pretty responsible in my youth ... at her age I was putting in serious hours at tech school and working a good job through the summer. Yet, I can think of a number of decisions I made in that 16 to 22ish range that rightfully could have resulted in my death or serious injury, but the odds worked out in my favour.

Lots of times we survive our youth simply because we weren't unlucky, or it wasn't our time yet, not because we were incredibly wise and always made all the right choices.

Regarding SAR, I agree with the sentiment that SAR helps people in need period without making a judgement call on the worthiness of the victim. Frankly, if I ever need SAR to search for me it will likely be because I did something stupid and, at a minimum, made some bad decisions. SAR is rarely needed when we do everything right.
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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by alpha_texas1969 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:39 am

Maybe i'm just different, but back in the day if one of my female friends was naked and walking in the woods i was usually in front of in right behind her , and we weren't gonna be hiking.
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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by crypto » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:14 pm

Yes, you're old fashioned. These days girls do all the stupid shit boys do.
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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by Stercutus » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:18 pm

crypto wrote:Yes, you're old fashioned. These days girls do all the stupid shit boys do.
Hun-un, they don't sack tap. Leastways not without seriously cheating.
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Post by crypto » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:30 pm

They boxpunch. Its far more vicious.
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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by Whiskey » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:09 pm

That's the funniest thing I've seen all day, Crypto. :)

Look at it this way, the local SAR teams got some good training. Even if they didnt find the objective, they still had to do all the setup and mobilization. That's probably a pain in the ass, but probably good practice, right?


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Post by Manliest » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:32 pm

dogbane wrote:I took a look at the kid's Facebook page (she goes by "Anu Kelly") before it was restricted or had posts removed, and there was a cryptic reference to "playing jail break" in which she was coy in her responses to friends' queries, and to her plans to attend a big rave soon. She was born in Ireland, so with the probation violation charges she was facing, I'd reckon--if she hasn't met an unfortunate end in the forest--that she is a "flight risk."

Annnnnnd Dogbane breaks the case.
I can't object to her drug use, but you don't run from the law.
She didn't even do a good job, posting her plans on fb.
She's a fugitive, put the dogs on her ass.

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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by Cowgirl » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:48 am

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Blacksmith wrote:Yeah, but I didn't show up on a milk carton because of it.
I think the point is many (most?) of us didn't end up on milk cartons not because of our actions but in spite of them.

Like some who chimed in, I was pretty responsible in my youth ... at her age I was putting in serious hours at tech school and working a good job through the summer. Yet, I can think of a number of decisions I made in that 16 to 22ish range that rightfully could have resulted in my death or serious injury, but the odds worked out in my favour.

Lots of times we survive our youth simply because we weren't unlucky, or it wasn't our time yet, not because we were incredibly wise and always made all the right choices.

Regarding SAR, I agree with the sentiment that SAR helps people in need period without making a judgement call on the worthiness of the victim. Frankly, if I ever need SAR to search for me it will likely be because I did something stupid and, at a minimum, made some bad decisions. SAR is rarely needed when we do everything right.
I agree. As a SAR volunteer I am not judging who is worthy of my efforts and who is not. I don't care what stupid mistake someone made. I volunteered to help, not judge.

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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by Sins » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:25 am

I remember reading about an Native American tribe in that area that sent their men naked into the woods for a year. Of course that was years ago when bushcraft was more off a skill than one-handed texting. It was also done by the same tribe that would escort women everywhere for fear of the sasquatch raping them.

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Post by ninja-elbow » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:20 pm

My Dad reminded me on Sunday that that same area is where they found my Mom's friend Noy (another Thai) that disappeared for a year. First her car was found and then her bones about 20 yards away from the car. She did herself in. Her car was just 10 yards off a busy NF road and no one saw it. She drove it into the trees, hiked in 20 more yards and did the deed. I was 6 or 7 when this happened and I remember everyone talking about it and thinking she went back to Thailand.
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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by dogbane » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:00 am

No news on the young lady.

She has a few YT vids:
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Manliest wrote: She's a fugitive, put the dogs on her ass.

Someone call Sam Gerard. 8-)
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Post by itzybitzyspyder » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:24 pm

Jeriah wrote:Did the rest of y'all not do some epically stupid shit in your late teens? Or is there some selective memory going on here? I may not have ever walked off into the woods naked and alone at 19, but I and pretty much everyone I know did some dumb things in their teenage years. Generally speaking, teenagers are risk-takers with limited life experience and a poor grasp of the consequences of their actions.
Had to get from Belleville, IL to St. Louis, MO so I walked through East St. Louis. Took longer than I thought, but I did learn how to appear crazy enough to be left alone. Think of the craziest shit you can imagine and shout it to the large, invisible rabbit that is accompanying you.
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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by Jeriah » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:59 pm

itzybitzyspyder wrote:
Jeriah wrote:Did the rest of y'all not do some epically stupid shit in your late teens? Or is there some selective memory going on here? I may not have ever walked off into the woods naked and alone at 19, but I and pretty much everyone I know did some dumb things in their teenage years. Generally speaking, teenagers are risk-takers with limited life experience and a poor grasp of the consequences of their actions.
Had to get from Belleville, IL to St. Louis, MO so I walked through East St. Louis. Took longer than I thought, but I did learn how to appear crazy enough to be left alone. Think of the craziest shit you can imagine and shout it to the large, invisible rabbit that is accompanying you.
That reminds me of the time I got lost in Baltimore. With Steph. It was my fault, which she will certainly remind you of, should the topic ever come up in her presence. That is not a fun city to get lost in. Later I learned to successfully navigate my walks home by wearing a belt with loops for a 4D Maglite and a claw hammer. When it came time to walk a rough stretch, I'd put the claw hammer in my hand, make eye contact with everyone I saw, and give them a very cordial "Good evening!"
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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by Sins » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:08 pm

Jeriah wrote:Did the rest of y'all not do some epically stupid shit in your late teens? Or is there some selective memory going on here? I may not have ever walked off into the woods naked and alone at 19, but I and pretty much everyone I know did some dumb things in their teenage years. Generally speaking, teenagers are risk-takers with limited life experience and a poor grasp of the consequences of their actions.
I started working full time when I was 12 years old (swear to God ..no shit)
I didn't have time to do anything stupid.
Stupid acts did not happen for me until my late 20's when I got married for the first time.

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Post by Kelvar » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:53 am

Anyone know if this girl ever turned up?
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Re: Another "spiritual quest" mishap

Post by dogbane » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:58 am

She has not. All I have found is this:
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THANK YOU Family and Friends for your prayers to bring our cousin Maureen " Anu Kelly" home. It has been almost a month since she has been missing from Vancouver, Washington. We pray for her and think about her daily. It has been a nightmare for the family but nonetheless it has brought us closer as we persevere through this trial together. We miss her dearly, more than any words could ever, ever explain. Our hearts are broken and don't want anything more than for her to return home. There are search crews out there still searching for Anu, in the thick of the forest, through extreme weather conditions, with highly trained dogs, and search and rescue teams who have volunteered their time and skilled efforts to find our beautiful cousin. They start in the early morning and don't leave the forest till there is no light in the sky. Their dogs need to be checked by vets daily to make sure they are healthy and well to go out again the next day, their crew needs to be checked by first aid teams, and they need to refill their large tank tahoes for everyday they go out searching for her. IF only we could share the pictures that we receive each day by the search and rescue team, then you could see that no words are enough to share our gratitude toward them and all that they are doing.

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As you all may already know that though the Search and Rescue teams have donated countless time and effort toward searching for Anu, they cannot go on any longer without financial support as it is costing them so much to continue. We know that not everyone has a lot of money but her family funds are almost exhausted and we now need your help to continue the search. With that being said, if you are able to we humbly ask for your financial donation to the "BRING ANU KELLY HOME FUND" at the Columbia Credit Union (in Washington State). Every single cent will be appreciated and all proceeds will go toward paying the search team to safely bring her home. If you are unable to donate financially we ask for you to share this message with your friends and family, but most of all we ask for your unending prayers for the search team, her family, and friends - for peace and for comfort but most of all for Anu.

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