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Since Andy posted a picture of himself walking across a rope bridge and that made people gasp, I thought I would start a post for anyone to post pictures of things they have done that would also make folks gasp.

Here is my one job that required me to get over fear of heights in a hurry



It is amazing at how heavy the sky gets as you get higher up lol. When I forst went up this scaffolding it was no big deal. Till I was maybe 10 stories high or so. Then the sky started to get real heavy and I was kneeling down in the scaffolding haha. Then when we reached the top 20 floors I was able to relax and power wash the building after a while. We always were safe believe me. We where hooked to carrabeaners (sp?) so even if the scaffolding fell we wouldn't.

Here is me all the way as far as we could go 29 floors to be exact. BTW, this is the Beau Rivage casino in Biloxi Mississippi. This was done weeks before Hurricane Katrina came through and damaged Biloxi including this beautiful building. Pretty weird huh? We spent all that time cleaning this building only to have a hurricane nearly destroy it.



Don't fall as it is a long way down there :tongue2:



What are some of your more dangerous or scary jobs or things you have down that you have done, with pictures to show?
 

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The bottom picture took my breath away!
 

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I jumped out of a perfectly good jonboat with three of my friends on the back of a 10 ft gator. ( I was 18)
I wrestled a bear one night at a bar. I lost.
I called my ex-wife by the wrong name while we were intimate.(I was 19)
Any of that seem crazy?
 

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I also am a roofer, I'll have to see if I got any old pics laying around. I also wrestled a bear and was doing very well (had her pinned) until she got really mad then it was all over.
 

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Keith,
what do you do when you have to poo ???? :baitmonkey: :baitmonkey: :baitmonkey:
i would go up one time at least , just to say i dun it. :cool1:
very neat thanks for sharing.
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Thanks Andy.

:rofl1: Well Rich, you simply have to hold it in hehe. Peeing is another story. We can put a rain coat or something over us while we sit down and go into a small bucket or something. But we would only stay up for an hour or so and come back down.

This building is 30 stories tall I just found out. Believe me that don't sound like much but when you are on that scaffolding those 30 stories look quit tall. Especially when the wind starts rocking you or the pressure out of the wand :rofl1: :rofl1: That took some time to get used to.

Joe, glad you are ok buddy. 10 foot gators are not to be played with :)

Show us some pics you roofers. I am waiting for Shannon to post some of him on high rise buildings as a iron framer or something like that. I could never do that. What I did with this job pales in comparison to walking on steel beams 60-70 stories high. I could never imagine that.
 

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joegoudeau said:
I called my ex-wife by the wrong name while we were intimate.(I was 19)
I cant top that, nor do I want too lol.
As for me, I use to be a paratrooper in the army.
 

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I operated this Fire Observation Tower in the early 1960's in the Umatilla natl Forest, Oregon. http://www.firelookout.com/or/arbuckle1962.jpg When I got with other surrounding towers to fix a position of a fire, and we lacked a crew, I had to head out to it and do the best I could. I went through Smoke Jumper school before that, got put on the tower when I sprained an ankle on a jump into Idaho. That tower swayed a good 6' in any direction from high winds in the mountains. I think it was 80' tall.

Once they found a full time observer they put me on a surplus PBY military tanker plane crew to deliver fire retardant. I hated that job, having to strap to a bulkhead inside the tank compartment to manually pull a level to dump on command. Had no idea whether we were about the crash or dive over a fire. After a year I moved up to navigator, and from there logged many hours piloting. From there I took an advancement with the BLM keeping up fences between native American sheep and caucasian cattlemen. That was highly political and dangerous, living on a mule in prairies repairing barbed wire.

Eventually I figured out a forester needed to be walking in forests doing forestry stuff.

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Which just reminded me of the craziest thing I've done, maybe. I was a wildlife habitat management forester for the gum-mint and was handed a stack of deeds to a newly assembled batch of wetlands got by trading good farmland. I didn't know anything about the area, near the Mississippi River, below Tichnor, AR A new wing dam was to be built down there. I found an old cafe in a part of the world having only one road in, no others out. Tha's it baby. Don't have a flat or run outta gas. You might be stuck a couple months if'n the buzzards don't get ya.

Inside were some really rough around the edges local logger crews and soybean growers. One came by my "table" consisting of a cardboard box cut out to allow feet under it. "Whatcha doing here?. You ain't gum-mint are ye? "Forester". "OH, then you OK. There's somma yer friends over there pickin their teeth." "Whatcha got there? I had maps there, plainly visible as maps. But he had to ask. I asked him "Have you heard about a swamp with weird birds in it close by here? I'm supposed to help the Audubon Society set up an observation platform if it is interesting enough." "We got weird birds and stuff all round here. How weird ya want?" After some explaining he finally put his finger on an interesting part of a map. He told me where to park, how to find the trail and stay on it, and where to cross sloughs. I thanked him and headed out. Long story short...I crossed last slough over the same giant tree that had fallen to make a natural foot bridge. By then it was noon. I was at the farthest possible point into nowhere when I noticed activity brewing everywhere. It turned out to be probably thousands of cotton mouths and alligators. The tree instantly came alive with snakes dropping into the water. I had just crawled through a mess of them. I didn't mind a snake here and there, fairly used to them, but this....I considered a quick walk on swamp water back to the truck. I made it back, obviously, stopping off at the old cafe exhausted, hot, and hungry. Guys around me began winking and you know what. "Well, didja find the place?" They could barely hold their faces tight. I just said "Yep", and they broke out laughing. "We save that one special for Gum-mint folks. Only Gum-mint will fall for that one."

Don't ask for directions at Tichnor, Arkansas. If you need directions you ought not be down there to start with.

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Man JIm sorry those inbreads made you go there. Glad nothing happened. Do Foresters carry weapons? If not, I might have had to make an exception while going into places like that ;) No pig squeeling for me please :rofl1: :rofl1: :rofl1:
 

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Thanks for that!
I've never heard of Tichnor until now :rofl1:. I wish you had some pics :rofl1:.
 

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Got ya all beat, I drove a welding supply truck placareded Flamable Gas & Non Flammable Gas in traffic. "People" who drive Audis, BMWs, & Ford Expeditions put on their stupid hat when they get into said machines. I reached the point were I didn't even take my foot off the gas, they could explain the police why it was my fault they violated my rightaway & got crushed. Also my back & neck would become very, very sore.
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Those thoughts enter all minds that arrive there. Even sheriff's deputies dread the area. They wear an extra 5 duty belts since nobody down there could figure out how to undo all of them. What mostly gets their attention is an opening wallet. Even though soft leather they all hear it and stop talking. "Hey, Boy, got any dollas in dere?" Those guys never use cash in public. That's for poker night. It's a jot-it-down store. "You gonna PAY for that? Now?" Cash is so rare you have to tell the always inexperienced cashier how much change is right. She's also the Post Master, dog catcher, mayor, city cop, and store janitor, so her time is terribly divided too much to learn to count change unless it's an even dollar amount. OH, so THAT's why stuff is always priced like a dollar store! Paychecks for everyone get mailed to the store and whatever is left goes toward their other bills. So I've heard. :cheers:

Jim
 
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