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Old 09-25-2012, 08:03 PM
 
Location: NY
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One of the nicest people I have ever known was a lady who died of colon cancer. She was never a robust looking person so she looked just about the same to the end of her life.

She took her little "Fluffy" dog out for a walk every morning throughout the neighborhood, with little chats with people she met as she went along, for many years.

I went out one morning with her on her walk and she was as chatty and cheerful as ever.

Two days later she was gone.

I think she felt an obligation to have everyone remember her as she lived each and every day.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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That's what I'm talking about. I don't know why, but I think there's something to be said for being frozen right away too. I don't want to die by an animal attack, but I wouldn't mind being a corpsicle for some hungry wolves or something. I think that would be all right, and there would be no funeral planning nor a regular autopsy, if any.

Do many of you die at such early ages?
Death by extreme hypothermia(freezing) usually takes awhile - and for that period until you are so numb that you can't feel any pain(or you go to sleep - permnantly) - it can be a quite unpleasant process.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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Death by extreme hypothermia(freezing) usually takes awhile - and for that period until you are so numb that you can't feel any pain(or you go to sleep - permnantly) - it can be a quite unpleasant process.
They died of other causes. I wouldn't want to die from hypothermia. That can't be nice, relatively speaking. You noticed that I didn't say that Hatchet Jack had a good end.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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You know what, I have never known so many people who have died than here where I live in AK. It has always seem strange to me. I live on a island where we have clinic but not hospital. This is not a case where you go in wilderness actually I have never heard of anyone going into wilderness and dying here. I am talking about day to day a lot of deaths. Cancer, flu, falling down. A common occurance here is ignoring symptoms. Since we are not by hospital and people are so busy working they ignore symptoms and put off going to doctor. Then suddenly they have a major illness and pass. I have known many people who seem fine one day, then find out they have cancer or something serious then they die.
Sounds like a great place to set up shop as a pathologist, a mortuary operator/mortician, a grave plot salesperson, or a rent-a-priest.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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People come to Alaska for a wide assorment of reasons, many come for work, others to pursue a dream, and others come to "Hide out" when in fact they stand out in a place they don't belong.

Many come with ideas that aren't realistic, and die. Not all, but enough to set off some people to thinking I hope, that maybe they should rethink their dreams until they do a bit of research with open eyes.... won't happen and well will have plenty of names to add to a growing list.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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People come to Alaska for a wide assorment of reasons, many come for work, others to pursue a dream, and others come to "Hide out" when in fact they stand out in a place they don't belong.

Many come with ideas that aren't realistic, and die. Not all, but enough to set off some people to thinking I hope, that maybe they should rethink their dreams until they do a bit of research with open eyes.... won't happen and well will have plenty of names to add to a growing list.
People do stupid things all over the place, not just Alaska - Unfortunately. Otherwise we might be able to save a few.
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