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I mean, if I was to have a heart attack in the van, who would know? I could be in there until I started smelling the place up.
(12-08-2014, 08:07 PM)HarmonicaBruce Wrote: [ -> ]I mean, if I was to have a heart attack in the van, who would know? I could be in there until I started smelling the place up.

No more so than living alone or going backpacking or canoe tripping solo.
Don't think old musicians die like that more likely at a jam session, Good thread though why don't you try and pair-up with a travel buddy? in fact i will be driving to "Q" alone as well from San Francisco.
Lol! That thought has occurred to me, too. But I can't think of a better way to die than in my van or RV, doing what I love, where I want to be and all that.

I worked in health care for years and have seen many people die. I have also seen many survive. It is my strong belief that there are worse things than dying. There have been moments when I was more afraid of living.

My only concern is my little dog. I always keep her food and water bowls full, just in case.

Otherwise, since I have no control over it, I don't worry about dying. I do think it will be interesting to see what happens after. Kinda looking forward to that.
A solo fulltimer we met recently, who camps in remote spots a lot, had thought about this a lot. He owns a satellite device which I mentioned down the page a ways in my blog article about him: http://simplegreenliving.com/5164/bandanna-dan/

He also said that it had a feature he liked, that if he broke his leg or something out hinking, he could send out an emergency signal with it.
(12-09-2014, 09:26 AM)Lovemy dogs Wrote: [ -> ]A solo fulltimer we met recently, who camps in remote spots a lot, had thought about this a lot. He owns a satellite device which I mentioned down the page a ways in my blog article about him: http://simplegreenliving.com/5164/bandanna-dan/

He also said that it had a feature he liked, that if he broke his leg or something out hinking, he could send out an emergency signal with it.

A satellite phone is on my solstice gift to me list this year. I'd hesitated to buy one at the $500.00 price tag but I can get a mail in rebate for $250.00 right now. That's an okay price in my mind. The other thing I found when I researched it all is that there are no minute rollover plans available. I can buy a whole years' worth of minutes and not have to worry about using it up every month (like in the winter here).

For others a PLB (personal locator beacon) might suffice (they certainly are less expensive to buy and operate) but I'm just as concerned about the vehicle breaking down 20 miles out beyond cell service as I am about me needing SAR. The satellite phone will allow me to call my road service or a local towing company. Getting them to understand where I am will be the major problem....they don't seem to be using GPS locations yet, they still want a street address....Rolleyes

For city folk it's not necessary to have anything but a cell phone. Here where I live I can be outside all cell service within a 10 minute drive. I like to go out exploring the back roads, those 2 wheel tracks are only an invitation in my mind to go see where they lead...Smile
We all go at some point... Might as well be there as any where.
My main concern if I croak is what will become of my dog?
(12-09-2014, 07:42 PM)mockturtle Wrote: [ -> ]My main concern if I croak is what will become of my dog?

Well he'll at least be able to eat for a while. Tongue

Sorry, that was just wrong.

Chip
(12-09-2014, 07:58 PM)sushidog Wrote: [ -> ]Well he'll at least be able to eat for a while. Tongue

Sorry, that was just wrong.

Chip

I actually thought about that but didn't want to say so. Too sick! Tongue
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