Sober moment: Fenrir Greyback died in the desert

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Sober moment: Fenrir Greyback died in the desert

Postby Sunbeam56 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:02 pm

The actor who played Fenrir Greyback in Harry Potter (Dave Legeno) died hiking in the desert.
Sober reminder... this isn't all games.
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Re: Sober moment: Fenrir Greyback died in the desert

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:32 pm

I'm moving this to the Open Discussion board, since that's a better fit for RIP threads and posts.

Indeed, deserts can be very dangerous places, even moreso when it's a high altitude desert or one rich in corrosive levels of alkali (such as the black rock desert). The survival guide is considered required reading for all burners, please take the time to read it.
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Re: Sober moment: Fenrir Greyback died in the desert

Postby VultureChow » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:45 pm

Just like the old gypsy woman said.
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Re: Sober moment: Fenrir Greyback died in the desert

Postby andy » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:07 pm

It's sad but the Playa is far less dangerous than where he was. He was found dead possibly after 3 or 4 days by a hiker. There are so many people on Playa, literally hundreds of Rangers and LEOs with radios, and a remarkably well-equipped field hospital, that a person who collapses is highly likely to be found fairly quickly and help is quite close by. A person feeling sick, even in deep Playa, can probably wave for help and flag someone down within a minute or two. Yes, you could have a massive heart attack on Playa but the track record of Burning Man is remarkably good about heat-related deaths.
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Re: Sober moment: Fenrir Greyback died in the desert

Postby Savannah » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:33 pm

Wow, only 50 and in great shape--he probably thought he'd be fine. :(

It's not a bad thing if people take this seriously, Andy . . . even if you get treatment quickly, heat exhaustion can take the better part of a day away from you while they put an IV in your arm.
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Re: Sober moment: Fenrir Greyback died in the desert

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:08 pm

And remember, the goal here isn't to see how carelessly or foolishly you can prepare and still survive... it's how well you can prepare to survive (and thrive) in the environment.
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Re: Sober moment: Fenrir Greyback died in the desert

Postby MyDearFriend » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:23 am

As the great doctor said:

It's fun to have fun but you have to know how.
Practice Love. Exercise Sex.

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