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Anon the adventurer

>Be me
>Become an adventure seeker
>Also happen to be a Search & Rescue Medic
>Didn't follow my own fucking rules of telling people where i'm going
>Decide great Idea to also go off trail and explore
>Find a cave
>Oh shit it's a mountain lion den
>come face to face with a mother mountain lion
>make myself appear large, shout and holler
>slowly back away
>think of where my knife is in case shit gets serious
>It didn't I got away
>Decide to head back
>I was about 5 hours away from a trail
>trip>tumble down a mountain spraining my ankle and compound fracture (bone sticking out) my right good arm
> also a giant 6 inch gash on my left leg
>Sit there for a good 30 mins laying there looking around looking for straight things so I can splint my fucking arm.
> find what I need
> then decide maybe I should suture my leg up
>Good thing I had a couple of suture kits and a CAT tourniquet in my pack
>was a bitch doing it one handed but did it
>stood up
>Looked at my arm and realized I'm probably not going to be able to stop the bleeding on my arm
> Hobble over to the branches I spotted earlier
>saw them off (btw leatherman saws you are a god send)
>Yank my fucking arm and the jolt of pain nearly brought me to my knees
> I then cut one of the straps off my pack and also took a sweater out of it, cut the strap into strips wrapped the shirt around my arm secured the sticks/branches to stabilize my arm.
> proceeded to limp my way out
> Passed out about 2 hours in
> realized arm wasn't stopping bleeding so I passed out from shock
>Ripped CAT off leg and put it on arm
>continued to hobble out of back to the trail
>all in all it took me 9 and half or so hours to get back to the trail and 3 more hours to get back to a civilized area
>Got in my car
>got on my cellphone
>called up someone whom I worked with
>told them what was up
> asked if they could come make sure that I drive okay

>I was fucking woozey as shit and didn't want to risk killing someone in my car
>He shows up asks wtf happened
> I tell him I need to have first hand experience of what to do when shit hits the fan
>I drive to hospital he follows
>btw when he showed up he noticed I had a giant gash on the back of my neck too I hadn't noticed it
>anyway show up to hospital
>they resuture my leg after cleaning it out properly
> set my arm
>give me an ankle brace
>Suture my neck
>leave hospital a couple of days later

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