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Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby lordhelmut » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:00 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.

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Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby Hacksaw » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:03 pm

The ATF along with a few other govermental orgaizations have a dim view of recreational explosive usage...
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Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:04 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!

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Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby jdorje » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:54 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".
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Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby cheeseburglar » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:02 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.
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Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby its_not_a_tuba » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:19 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.
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Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby planet54 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:59 pm

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

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Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby midwestcoast » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:27 pm

^^damn that was a big avy. Looks like a million-times-fast-forward video of a glacier moving at the end.

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Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby ajkagy » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:55 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 :)
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Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby Hacksaw » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:03 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???
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Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby RoanMtnMan » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:04 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).

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Re: DIY backcountry bombing

Postby RoanMtnMan » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:08 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.
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