DIY backcountry bombing

Info on gear, conditioning, and preparation for hiking/climbing.
User avatar
lordhelmut
Posts: 2321
Joined: 2/24/2006
14er Checklist (50)
14ers Skied (21)
14ers in Winter (5)
13er Checklist (250)
Contact:

Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby lordhelmut » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:00 am

If you do follow through with this hypothetical endeavor, please post on this thread the time, date and locations of the places you plan on bombing.
Hacksaw
Posts: 714
Joined: 5/13/2007
14er Checklist Not Entered
Contact:

Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby Hacksaw » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:03 pm

The ATF along with a few other govermental orgaizations have a dim view of recreational explosive usage...
"True love is much easier to find with a helicopter."
User avatar
BillMiddlebrook
Site Administrator
Posts: 7535
Joined: 7/25/2004
14er Checklist (58)
14ers Skied (46)
14ers in Winter (21)
13er Checklist (161)
Contact:

Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:04 pm

lordhelmut wrote:If you do follow through with this hypothetical endeavor, please post on this thread the time, date and locations of the places you plan on bombing.

Lol - absolutely!
User avatar
jdorje
Posts: 1483
Joined: 6/16/2010
14er Checklist (11)
13er Checklist (22)

Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby jdorje » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:54 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:
lordhelmut wrote:If you do follow through with this hypothetical endeavor, please post on this thread the time, date and locations of the places you plan on bombing.

Lol - absolutely!


Yes, I want to watch from below!

Edit: my immediate reaction was to think of "Independence Day" and (even more relevant) "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress".
Last edited by jdorje on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
-Jason Dorje Short
User avatar
cheeseburglar
Posts: 2734
Joined: 8/7/2006
14er Checklist (58)
14ers in Winter (2)
13er Checklist (73)

Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby cheeseburglar » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:02 pm

A facebook friend of mine, someone I probably wouldn't recognize if I saw them at a bar, posted a photo of a guy dressed in snow camo pointing an AR-15 at a propane tank hung from a cornice above a nice steep slope somewhere in AK.
The photo wasn't up for long, I assume they took it down to avoid law enforcement issues.
I never saw a photo of what happened, much to my dismay.
The marmot said “Nobody is perfect and you are not nobody.”

Random FoTH Quotes
User avatar
its_not_a_tuba
Posts: 968
Joined: 8/13/2009
14er Checklist (34)
14ers Skied (1)
14ers in Winter (2)
13er Checklist (4)

Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:19 pm

jdorje wrote:
BillMiddlebrook wrote:
lordhelmut wrote:If you do follow through with this hypothetical endeavor, please post on this thread the time, date and locations of the places you plan on bombing.

Lol - absolutely!


Yes, I want to watch from below!


You mean from below, and well off to the side.
"Wilderness settles peace on the soul because it needs no help. It is beyond human contrivance." -- E.O. Wilson
User avatar
planet54
Posts: 371
Joined: 4/11/2011
14er Checklist (58)
13er Checklist (20)

Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby planet54 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:59 pm

Have a blast. But don't bite off more than you can chew.

" At the heart of the climbing experience is a constant state of optimistic expectation." Galen Rowell
"Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an innertube;there are some things one would rather have done than do." Edward Abbey
User avatar
midwestcoast
Posts: 49
Joined: 7/6/2012
14er Checklist Not Entered
Contact:

Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby midwestcoast » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:27 pm

^^damn that was a big avy. Looks like a million-times-fast-forward video of a glacier moving at the end.
User avatar
ajkagy
Posts: 2661
Joined: 1/7/2007
14er Checklist Not Entered
Contact:

Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby ajkagy » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:55 pm

cutting a rather large cornice will yield much better results than explosions and you don't have to worry about it being legal either :)
Hacksaw
Posts: 714
Joined: 5/13/2007
14er Checklist Not Entered
Contact:

Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby Hacksaw » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:03 pm

ajkagy wrote:cutting a rather large cornice will yield much better results than explosions and you don't have to worry about it being legal either :)


But, you still don't want to drop one and cause a bigger avalanche then you thought would happen. Are you really sure everyone below is out of the way???
"True love is much easier to find with a helicopter."
User avatar
RoanMtnMan
Posts: 790
Joined: 3/23/2008
14er Checklist (45)

Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby RoanMtnMan » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:04 pm

ajkagy wrote:cutting a rather large cornice will yield much better results than explosions and you don't have to worry about it being legal either :)


This product works well. We tested it a few years ago. I highly suggest belaying the cutter(s).

http://www.backcountrybomb.com/
Last edited by RoanMtnMan on Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Always follow the 7 P's. Proper Planning & Preparation, Prevents Piss-Poor Performance.

"An adventure is misery and discomfort, relived in the safety of reminiscence.” --Marco Polo

www.CalebWrayPhotography.com
User avatar
RoanMtnMan
Posts: 790
Joined: 3/23/2008
14er Checklist (45)

Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby RoanMtnMan » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:08 pm

Hacksaw wrote:But, you still don't want to drop one and cause a bigger avalanche then you thought would happen. Are you really sure everyone below is out of the way???


If this really concerns you, which it should, there is an easy solution. Go farther into the backcountry. I would venture that 95%+ of winter backcountry users are within 5 miles of a road.
Always follow the 7 P's. Proper Planning & Preparation, Prevents Piss-Poor Performance.

"An adventure is misery and discomfort, relived in the safety of reminiscence.” --Marco Polo

www.CalebWrayPhotography.com

Return to “Gear, Climbing Prep, Safety, etc.”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests