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Topic: Fisherman's Life video - No bueno  (Read 953 times)

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Nolanduke

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I honestly don't care about wearing a PFD or a radio. It's my choice, and I don't understand why it seems some on here like chastising others for their decisions in life.


Its because the second he dies b/c of stupid decisions around safety, there will be more of that sweet CA red tape we all love just to get OTW.  Reading through post after post where veteran fisherman are chastising a newb is a great way to gauge relative safety precautions to take. 


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I'd have to admit, we (NKCA) do spend quite some time criticizing what other people should have with them otw.  Of course we all know that a wetsuit, pfd, radio, etc will save your life someday or it may never come to that even.  I guess we can critique and point things out, but in the end, there are some stupid ass people in this world and sometimes, there is nothing we could do to change their ways.  We can only try to point them in the right direction and hope they listen. 

However, this dude in the video seems like he will need another "uh oh" experience where he's separated from his kayak and paddle and needs a rescue since he neglects to take peoples' advice.  How else does one understand the need for these items if simple friendly advice doesn't work?   

On another note, I can tell its winter!   :smt044  :smt044
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I'd have to admit, we (NKCA) do spend quite some time criticizing what other people should have with them otw.  Of course we all know that a wetsuit, pfd, radio, etc will save your life someday or it may never come to that even.  I guess we can critique and point things out, but in the end, there are some stupid ass people in this world and sometimes, there is nothing we could do to change their ways.  We can only try to point them in the right direction and hope they listen. 

However, this dude in the video seems like he will need another "uh oh" experience where he's separated from his kayak and paddle and needs a rescue since he neglects to take peoples' advice.  How else does one understand the need for these items if simple friendly advice doesn't work?   

On another note, I can tell its winter!   :smt044  :smt044
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People do what people do. On a kayak,car,boat, bike on foot.
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I met up with Matts and helped him with ab diving safety. Hes a good guy and loves fishing.

Are you guys really trash talking him for not having a wetsuit and using a home made anchor? :smt044 Hes wearing a PFD which is more than Id do. Sometimes this site cracks me up...


 Hate all you want, hes still getting paid  :smt005

Hahah no shit huh Gio. Dude is making bank and fishing for a living.


 He's also having a good laugh reading through this.

I honestly don't care about wearing a PFD or a radio. It's my choice, and I don't understand why it seems some on here like chastising others for their decisions in life.


Its because the second he dies b/c of stupid decisions around safety, there will be more of that sweet CA red tape we all love just to get OTW.  Reading through post after post where veteran fisherman are chastising a newb is a great way to gauge relative safety precautions to take.

Oh yeah, definitely. Just like all the red tape we now have to go through to dive after 15 people a year died doing it. Oh wait...that didn't happen....


The part that gets me is the comments like "stupid ass people." Safety is relative and subjective. What may seem suicidal and stupid to you is equivalent to someone crossing the road without a football helmet and water wings to others. I mean people could sit here and call your names for looking like the boy in the plastic bubble every time you go out on the mighty blue on a flat day, but whats the point of pissing in others Cheerios? :smt006
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