This post is a thing of beauty.
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Earlier this year a buddy and I went on a 3 day overland trip to the white mountains, but got stuck in snow day 1. Buried axle deep without any recovery gear (unprepared) And not enough cold weather gear. We ended up staying the night on that pile of snow as the snow had turned to ice as soon as the shade hit us. (Im not used to overlanding or camping in snow, usually just desert camping here in AZ) and yes we spent all day digging
Towards the end of day 2 of being stuck and digging all day, potentially getting ready to sleep on that snow again, we heard something… it was a 4 wheeler. Old Guy was turkey hunting.
He helped us dig for 4 hours…. He was on his hands and knees and he wouldn’t stop digging. Eventually his dad showed up who he radioed with some short straps. Him and his dad pulled my truck out with 2 tiny 4 wheelers in mud ice and snow!
The mental battle finally ended. I’ll never forget that experience, the feeling I had while we were stuck, and the feeling afterwards. Relief and Pure joy. I’ll never forget those 2 guys.
They were a great example to me. They didn’t need to help, he could’ve seen us and turned around. But he saw us digging and saw how bad it was, and still chose to try and help.
In the picture he’s wearing NODs and $150 tactical pants.
They are driving a $70,000 Ford Raptor.
They had the finest in tactical gear and flashy goon squad Instagram gun influencer shit money could buy.
They didn’t have food, water, blankets, cold weather gear, good shovels, a winch, tow straps, or any of the gear necessary to not die of the elements.
In WWI, there were more combat casualties from frostbite, trench foot, and disease than bombs or bullets.
These guys were going to get wiped out like the German army in Russia. Not from enemy action but snow.
I’m absolutely going to dump shit on them for this because this is exactly what I expect from tactical influencers.
If the shit ever hits the fan, it’s good to know that if I want NODs and an HCAR, all I have to do it wait for the rich influencers with them to freeze to death, and I can take their Gucci gear off their corpseicles.