rabbitdundied wrote: I use my mojos in places I don't want birds to land.
hockymvp wrote:That is an awesome story man! You sir are a trooper. I would have shot some birds in my underwear too! Normally you can't pay me to get out of the blind!
Andystew wrote:I was on a boat that capsized in the middle of a lake. Fortunately everyone survived, but we all definitely learned a few lessons.
1.) Wear a life jacket no matter how shallow or far you think you are going. For 90% of our trip, we could walk beside the boat. When we crossed the lake, the boat went under. No one was wearing a life jacket, but fortunately for us, there was a second boat right behind us.
2.) Don't clip your shoulder straps on your waders. If you go under, you probably won't be thinking clear enough to undo your shoulder clip. You want to be able to just rip down the front of your waders to get out of them.
3.) Always wear a wader belt. This may sound contradictory to my shoulder strap lesson, but a wader belt will help keep water out of your waders. It will be much easier to take off than a shoulder strap.
4.) Keep an extra set of dry clothes in the car. Once we walked back to the car, we all had an extra set of clothing. It would have been even more miserable to be wet and cold while in the car.
5.) Keep your car keys on you and not in a blind bag, or on the boat. It would have really sucked to get back to the car and then realize that you can't get to your dry clothes - or drive anywhere.
SPatrick wrote:I found a 12 foot ditch when I hopped off the bow in what I thought was knee deep water a few years back. Like what was said earlier the cold takes your breath away, but the waders don't try and drag you down, it almost felt like it was a life jacket. I had to swim about 30 yards to the levee and was fine. However, I do feel every duck hunter should hop in some cold water with waders on once with some spotters around, so they know how they will react if they ever do go in over there head. It is a pretty intense and scary situation.
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