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Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Canisters can't explode from simple ignition... on 04/08/2013 13:54:46 MDT Print View

I hear there's a story floating around the West Virginia mountains about a guy who lost a foot and an arm up to his elbow in a vicious tick attack. Would have escaped with minor injuries, but he was tethered to a giant rock. I guess the guy escaped death by throwing his gas canister into the tick's jaws and shooting it with a high powered rifle. I guess the explosion killed the tick and blew off the legs of his hiking buddy. Apparently, the guy who lost both legs......OH MY GOD.....That guy runs a hiker hostel....Max was right. Well, I'll be dammed.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Every time you tease Max... on 04/08/2013 13:58:03 MDT Print View

....someone clubs a baby seal.

Hang in there Max. BPL is blood in blood out.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Every time you tease Max... on 04/08/2013 14:00:12 MDT Print View

Hey, I just corroborated his story.

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: Sheltered? on 04/08/2013 14:31:26 MDT Print View

"My forum profile pic is me lifting a bike over my head at the top of a mountain after over 800 miles of a 1,500 mile unsupported trip"

which you've only told us like a dozen times, no one cares.

my friend got hit by a car last year. you shouldn't ride your bike.

fires are not allowed on the AT in Conn. and parts of VT. Please refrain from using your wood stove in areas where they are not allowed.

James Marco
(jamesdmarco) - MLife

Locale: Finger Lakes
Re: Re: Every time you tease Max... on 04/08/2013 14:41:56 MDT Print View

Ahhh, gee guys. He was just sayin' he HEARD the story. You know they cannot really explode, they just split and spray out the gas even if you throw them in a fire. Kind'a pretty, though. Don't ask how I know that...

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Every time you tease Max... on 04/08/2013 14:59:36 MDT Print View

Believe it or not, my little story was not in any way intended to mock Max. Just adding a little levity. I though it was funny (in a good way) he posted his story again.


Edited: 'levity,' not 'brevity,' Travis. Go read your dictionary again.

Edited by T.L. on 04/08/2013 17:18:16 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Re: Re: Every time you tease Max... on 04/08/2013 15:02:56 MDT Print View

At least Max didn't say he worked at REI and would be happy to answer any questions we had

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Re: Re: Every time you tease Max... on 04/08/2013 15:03:51 MDT Print View

"Believe it or not, my little story was not in any way intended to mock Max. "

Don't tell me. Tell the baby seals.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Every time you tease Max... on 04/08/2013 15:06:02 MDT Print View

"BPL is blood in blood out."

Only since they banned QuikClot. Was only blood in before that....

Edited by idester on 04/08/2013 15:08:24 MDT.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Every time you tease Max... on 04/08/2013 15:10:24 MDT Print View

"Tell the baby seals."

Ah, so I'll repost:

Baby seal walks into a bar. Bartender asks, "What'll you have?"

Baby seal thinks for a second, and then responds, "Anything but a Canadian Club....."

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Every time you tease Max... on 04/08/2013 15:17:53 MDT Print View

"At least Max didn't say he worked at REI and would be happy to answer any questions we had"

I remember that one!
I think everyone here loves Max; lots of chances to jump on him.
A warning to the know it all "geezers" though....there is always someone out there that knows even more than you....

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Every time you tease Max... on 04/08/2013 15:20:46 MDT Print View

"Baby seal thinks for a second, and then responds, "Anything but a Canadian Club....."

You Sir, are nasty.

I only use redwood from California.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Every time you tease Max... on 04/08/2013 15:22:01 MDT Print View

"Only since they banned QuikClot. Was only blood in before that...."

Zing! Ha ha... touché!

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Canister failure: has this happened to you? on 04/08/2013 15:39:15 MDT Print View

The canister saga has been blown out of proportion.
Stop it already.


Daryl Daryl Daryl
The Mother Ship will arrive on the 13th of this month at 22:15 GMT
(sorry they follow the English football league in transit)
Be ready. You know the place.

Kevin Schneringer
(Slammer) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
Canister failure: has this happened to you? on 04/08/2013 15:43:35 MDT Print View

Every Time someone teases Max an angel gets his wings!

Especially the guy who got blown up on the AT by the canister stove.Or so I've heard...........

HK Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Earth (mostly)
Re: Canister failure: has this happened to you? on 04/08/2013 16:25:55 MDT Print View

"Every Time someone teases Max an angel gets his wings!

Especially the guy who got blown up on the AT by the canister stove..."

Well, yeah. He will need wings since he doesn't have any legs left.

Seriously though, looks like severe burns can be a problem but probably from refilling white gas stove while it is still in operation (i.e. misuse and not following the instructions - don't do that).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3188091/

ed:ref

Edited by hknewman on 04/08/2013 16:34:35 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Scariest thing of all. on 04/08/2013 16:36:41 MDT Print View

https://www.facebook.com/groups/359406680749937/

Oh Max.

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Re: Scariest thing of all. on 04/08/2013 16:43:56 MDT Print View

Oh that is NOT real??!!! Is it??!! Oh my, please tell me it isn't...............

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Re: Re: Every time you tease Max... on 04/08/2013 16:46:32 MDT Print View

Dammit Travis you made me spit my drink out

Josh Brock
(needsAbath)

Locale: Outside
Link? on 04/08/2013 16:54:46 MDT Print View

Ugh what is on that link!! I don't have face book and I read that whole thread about Max and his unwarranted fear of spontaneous combustion. Which apparently was the deciding factor in his choice to use a wood burning stove(now that's a guy I want gear advice from).