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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A short break in the weather has allowed a rancher with a helicopter to search a rugged mountainside in southeastern Oregon for a young man inspired by the movie "Into The Wild" to test himself against the wilderness.

Harney County Sheriff Dave Glerup said Thursday that the rancher saw no trace of Dustin Self, of Piedmont, Okla., who was last heard from a month ago. His pickup truck was found Monday on the northeast flank of Steens Mountain.

Glerup says officials hope to mount another air search Saturday, when high winds that have pounded the area are expected to subside.


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This is what happens when someone finds inspiration from a crazy person.  Romancing insanity has its consequences
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The article doesn't say. Are they searching because he didn't meet some itinerary deadline or only because his truck was found at a TH and no one had info on it?

I've mentioned it before... I've taken some hardcore survival courses and contrary to the romantic media image, real survival sucks.


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I'm inspired by Aron Ralston.  Think I'll go cut off my arm.
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http://abcnews.go.com/US....8990644

I'm afraid this is probably going to end in a Darwin Award.

Quotes from the article:

"Tammy Self told the AP that her son was a religious young man and a vegetarian, who had no interest in killing and eating animals"

Tammy Self said that her son "thought he was going to eat berries," but she told him that "berries don't grow in wintertime."

"His father and his girlfriend said his GPS sent him in the wrong direction, and he was somewhere on Fields Denio Road -- lost," Sheriff David R. Glerup told ABCNews.com

Dustin Self, 19, left his hometown of Piedmont, Okla., in mid-March for the Klamath Falls-Ashland area of Oregon, where he planned "to see if he could live in the wild,"

It's just a matter of time until someone finds the body.


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He sounds like a well prepared and prudent wilderness expert. I'm sure he's hunkered down in  ssophisticated rock shelter somewhere. Living large in berries and other abundant edible greens...
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A little too Self reliant?
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Wow, kinda hard to believe.  That area is fairly benign, and one could live pretty well on fish, varmints, deer, and cougar, if need be.

How do we generate these young people with such drive and will but no practical ability to adapt to the real wilderness?

Seems like Darwin is working overtime these days.


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I wonder if he made it to the end of the book during his time out there.

However, I'm sure it'll be a learning experience for him either way.  Hope he makes it out okay.


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I have gone on 2-3 day trips with limited food and no stove.  My thinking:  If don't catch any fish and can't start a fire I don't deserve to eat."

But I'm not going to starve to death in three days...
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"GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The sheriff heading up the search for a young Oklahoma man missing in the wilds of southeastern Oregon says the young man was hallucinating the last time he telephoned his family.

He also said he was seeing plants coming out of the ground and running in a call to his girlfriend.

Nineteen-year-old Dustin Self has been missing a month since setting out from his family home outside Oklahoma City to test himself against the wilderness.

He also planned to check out churches that practice a South American religion that uses a hallucinogenic tea as a sacrament.

Sheriff Dave Glerup said Friday he thinks Self is either dead or walked off Steens Mountain and hitched a ride somewhere after his truck got stuck on a backcountry track."


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I just read about that on FB and on Yahoo news...Crazy.  I thought, what about the parents, but then read he's 19 years old.

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Dustin Self?   Prophetic!   ...sorry, the pun thread..

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I'm not sure which is going to be more of a shock; the fact that their son died or the SAR bill.

No sympathy for this kid.  It is fun to keep track of though.  The whole thing is a giant trainwreck.


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Dustin Self?   Prophetic!   ...sorry, the pun thread..



Good one, although I hope that he just changes his name to Savin.

Would only take some wit and persistence.


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oh, geez.  does not look good for this kid.  

I spent my day yesterday foraging for wild edibles and came out with some stuff I wound up using to make a ramp/wild leek and morel mushroom pizza with garlic and olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh spinach, and a little bit of pepperoni and oregano.  wild edibles are fun.

but to think you're going to rely on nothing but wild edible plants for months is pretty silly.  there's a reason hunter-gatherer societies were HUNTER-gatherer societies.


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Sounds to me like even finding drinking water on Steens Mountain could be a formidable task.

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Sounds like a very troubled young man staging a long and elaborate suicide. Very sad.
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oh, geez.  does not look good for this kid.  

I spent my day yesterday foraging for wild edibles and came out with some stuff I wound up using to make a ramp/wild leek and morel mushroom pizza with garlic and olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh spinach, and a little bit of pepperoni and oregano.  wild edibles are fun.

but to think you're going to rely on nothing but wild edible plants for months is pretty silly.  there's a reason hunter-gatherer societies were HUNTER-gatherer societies.

Cool. I was going to scrounge up a "lawn salad" tonight.

Where do you find wild pepperoni? :p


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Where do you find wild pepperoni? :p



These guys have it too

http://stewartsmeatmarket.com/smoked_meats.html
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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A short break in the weather has allowed a rancher with a helicopter to search a rugged mountainside in southeastern Oregon for a young man inspired by the movie "Into The Wild" to test himself against the wilderness.

Harney County Sheriff Dave Glerup said Thursday that the rancher saw no trace of Dustin Self, of Piedmont, Okla., who was last heard from a month ago. His pickup truck was found Monday on the northeast flank of Steens Mountain.

Glerup says officials hope to mount another air search Saturday, when high winds that have pounded the area are expected to subside.

Before anyone is inspired by it they should be certain to read all the way to end.
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