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post #31 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2014, 09:58 AM
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Surprised nobody has mentioned hermits.
Got my bike stolen from the bottom of Paton Ridge
4 years ago and there were no tyre marks in the snow.
Through the winter I saw a bloke walking out of
Lynn Headwaters with an empty old rucksack - the
Metal frame type. Just a thought.
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I've run across campsites before when hiking off trail in Lynn Headwaters (could never tell if they were abandoned or in use), so the idea of a squatter breaking into the SAR cache to get the equipment might make sense, but I just can't see them bothering to vandalize the helicopter pad. These people want to avoid attention, not do something that would attract it.
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I'd go with This is a case of serious payback or complicated mental issues, not just random vandalism over hermit squatters, really. The hermit has no use at all for the ropes and gear, sleeping bags and fuel are easy enough, any food is just boring emergency ration type stuff, they really don't want attention and are well aware of what the NSR caches are all about and how much attention it would bring.

How marketable is any of that stuff, really? Not worth it for the risk and considerable effort. Especially with the landing pad vandalism and resultant risk it makes no sense on a mercenary level. At least a little outdoor ability is needed, and teaching the ravens to steal purses and electronics would be a far more profitable enterprise combining crime and hiking.

Angry unhinged irrational behaviour, possibly focussed on NSR but could be random.
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post #34 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2014, 09:15 PM
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I saw the heli pad on the weekend. There is a 2 ft x 3 ft corner cut out of an overhanging pad section. The cuts do not seem (to me)to be in a stress bearing area, although overall rigidity may be reduced. Is it rendered unusable until repaired?
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thanks for posting
the article says the helipad was destroyed by chainsaws, with your real life input it should say it was vandalized but still usable.
That's just how media takes a spin on nearly all things news worthy.
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thanks for posting
the article says the helipad was destroyed by chainsaws, with your real life input it should say it was vandalized but still usable.
That's just how media takes a spin on nearly all things news worthy.
Thanks for the input, Old Matt.

Guess writers of articles tend to want to get attention.
Even to the point of stretching a bit..


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I saw the heli pad on the weekend. There is a 2 ft x 3 ft corner cut out of an overhanging pad section. The cuts do not seem (to me)to be in a stress bearing area, although overall rigidity may be reduced. Is it rendered unusable until repaired?
Matt, are you concerned for your next long line rescue? []

Newspaper articles often use sensationalism, to attract attention, increase profits through higher readers.
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Yes, two caches broken into and gear stolen. If anyone has been/is hiking in the Lynn/Grouse area and sees anything out of the ordinary (this is generally heavy and substantial gear that would have to be packed out), please let me know.

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With all the stolen gear, is there a place/way to donate funds to SAR to replace the gear?
P.S. This makes me furious...I have no words, but agree with folks it might be "personal".
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Yes, two caches broken into and gear stolen. If anyone has been/is hiking in the Lynn/Grouse area and sees anything out of the ordinary (this is generally heavy and substantial gear that would have to be packed out), please let me know.

-Ryan

With all the stolen gear, is there a place/way to donate funds to SAR to replace the gear?
P.S. This makes me furious...I have no words, but agree with folks it might be "personal".
Top right...green donate button.

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thanks for posting
the article says the helipad was destroyed by chainsaws, with your real life input it should say it was vandalized but still usable.
That's just how media takes a spin on nearly all things news worthy.
If the pad was "damaged" rather than "destroyed", that is an important point in speculating on the motives and identities of those involved. Much of the reasoning in this discussion was based on "destroying" the pad was clear evidence of a motivation of revenge.
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http://globalnews.ca/news/1448007/th...e-broken-into/

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This is getting really bad... kind of in the same geographic area (drainage) has Norvan and Hanes Valley. This is really a long way to break in. I would think the ransacked stuff must be stashed somewhere in a hiding place too far.

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In this case they're saying the bulk of the stuff was left lying in the elements right there, lending increasing credence to the idea that this is vindictism.
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In this case they're saying the bulk of the stuff was left lying in the elements right there, lending increasing credence to the idea that this is vindictism.
Given that the other caches were raided perhaps the perp didn't need those items and was looking for something specific that he had used up. On that note personally I think someone is up there in situ.
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Surprised they haven't hidden a trail cam at other caches. Or perhaps small GPS trackers on some valuable items. Than again maybe already have .

I am really stumped who could be doing this.
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