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Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

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Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby mark_anderson » Nov 10th, 2012, 8:14 pm

I notice in the recent poll that most people say that hiker's should pay for their own rescue.

Following this, why should healthy and fit people pay for decades of medical care for the millions of people who choose to eat fast food and never hike? :purefury:
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby SmokeOnTheWater » Nov 10th, 2012, 8:20 pm

Why should millions of people who choose to eat fast food and never hike pay for the medical care of injured snowboarders, downhill skiers, hockey players, football players, baseball players, mountain bikers, rollerbladers, etc ... ?
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby ford-freek » Nov 10th, 2012, 8:37 pm

my taxes pay for resources like this to exist. no, i do not think anyone who finds them selves lost anywhere should have to pay for the rescue efforts.
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby Bman » Nov 10th, 2012, 8:54 pm

I glance at this thread title, and it looks like "Pay for Hitler's Rescue".
The time of year and all...
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby grammafreddy » Nov 10th, 2012, 9:03 pm

ford-freek wrote:my taxes pay for resources like this to exist. no, i do not think anyone who finds them selves lost anywhere should have to pay for the rescue efforts.


Ditto.

However ....

If they can afford it, it would be nice of them to make a (sizeable) donation back to S&R to show their appreciation.
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby Graphite » Nov 10th, 2012, 9:32 pm

Oh good, this thread again. Five minutes without this topic is too long IMO
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby dogspoiler » Nov 10th, 2012, 10:21 pm

You can always take a hike. :dyinglaughing:
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby Libelle » Nov 10th, 2012, 10:22 pm

Just do not get lost! :dyinglaughing:
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby Graphite » Nov 10th, 2012, 11:16 pm

But I am poor! I can't risk it!!!!
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby Libelle » Nov 10th, 2012, 11:23 pm

No worries the tax payers have you covered. :dyinglaughing:
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby Graphite » Nov 10th, 2012, 11:39 pm

Oh, well, that's a relief! :nyah:
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby Treblehook » Nov 11th, 2012, 12:50 am

Who pray tell is responsible for putting this stupid poll out every time someone gets lost in the wilderness while enjoying outdoor activities? The emergency response people and the SAR groups around the province have consistently said that charging people for their rescues is a bad idea. I guess there are a lot of armchair quarterbacks who think those people are not qualified to offer such an opinion and that they are invalid.
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby Phoenix Within » Nov 11th, 2012, 9:35 am

mark_anderson wrote: why should healthy and fit people pay for decades of medical care for the millions of people who choose to eat fast food and never hike? :purefury:

If the people are unhealthy and don't exercise, chances are you won't be paying for decades of health care.
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby janalta » Nov 11th, 2012, 9:53 am

Why is this any different than patients having to pay to be transported by ambulance?
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Re: Pay for Hiker's Rescue (Castanet Poll)

Postby Bsuds » Nov 11th, 2012, 9:56 am

I don't think people should pay for rescue but there certainly should be fines for things like skiing in out of bounds areas. If you know you shouldn't go there then you should have to pay something.
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