43-Year-Old Hunter Falls 50 Feet in Hawaii, Refuses Medical Treatment

by Joe Rutland

A hunter is known for his or her resiliency and ability to handle difficult situations. One might also add toughness after this incident.

According to the Hawaii Police Department, a 43-year-old man fell about 50 feet down an embankment near Paaulio and refused medical treatment.

Eight units responded late Tuesday night to a call about an accidental fall of a hunter on Kamehameha Schools land.

Want more proof of this hunter’s toughness? He reportedly grabbed onto a tree to help him stop falling more dangerously.

Hunters, thanks to the wisdom of experience, understand the risks that they sometimes take in order to capture their targets. If one is not careful, then accidents will happen.

It’s a good thing this hunter in Hawaii apparently knew how to break his fall. He could have suffered worse injuries, but he walked away in good shape.

Any Hunter Needs To Be Aware Of Emergency Shelters

Now, this hunter in Hawaii didn’t actually need an emergency shelter, but what if he did? What if no one had contacted the Hawaii Police Department about his predicament?

He was out there at night and, if he was not prepared for the situation, he might have needed a place to stay overnight.

That’s why it is important to have some knowledge about emergency shelters.

The weather in Hawaii was not cold and freezing, yet the principles toward getting shelter can be applied in warm weather, too.

For instance, an easy shelter to use is one that you can find. Look for overturned trees with large root systems to make a basic windbreak if turned in the right direction. Protect yourself by getting under the overhanging roots.

You’ve probably heard the term “do the best with what you got,” right? Well, this is where hunters can shine as most of them understand the risks facing them in tough situations. Look around and see what might help as a protective structure. Usually, garbage bags are included in hunting kits that are for protecting field-dressed game meat or as a pack liner.

Make a face-sized hold in the bottom corner of a trash bag for a poncho. If you have two bags, some cord, and duct tape, then a hasty tube tent can be built. First, cut open the ends of both bags and tape the opened ends together, creating a cylinder. Then, attach the cord to a tree, run it through the garbage-bag-tube, and tie it to another sturdy anchor. Finally, crawl inside and enjoy dry, if not spacious, accommodations.

H/T: Hawaii Tribune-Herald