So I seen 127 recently. For those who don't know, the movie is based on a true life story of a hiker/rock climber, who during a climb into Robber Roost canyons in Utah, had a boulder dislodge and fall trapping his right hand along a tight canyon wall. After 5 days of not being found his only option was to break his arm and cut it off. The movie was so-so. You figure it gets a little boring watching a guy stuck in the same position for 3/4 of the movie, and he has weird hallucinations toward the end. However it does make you think, especially in my case because I do hike a lot. Things I took away from the movie. Never pack poor quality equipment. The guy could not find his trusty Swiss Army knife when he left for his trip. Alll he had was a cheap Chinese multitool. Let's just say it was almost comical when he first tried to saw at his arm with the dull knife blade and barely got a scratch. Always bring ample food and water I notice this with some preppers. They have a 3 day BOB and all they have in the way of food and water is three power bars and 32oz of water. That is barely enough for 1 day. This guy had a full Nalgene (32oz), a camelback bladder (either 70oz or 100oz)and a few granola bars, and he was pretty much out of water and hallucinating by day 5. Always tell someone where you are going. The guy in the story mentally beats himself up over the fact that he told no one where he was going. I can't tell you how many times I have gone hiking alone and sometimes never told anyone where I was going. The problem is most of my friends are slugs or not big into the outdoors. I like hiking the Appalachian trail, somewhat long distances, and in PA it is very rocky. It would be real easy for me while hiking on the rocky mountain ridges to fall, or to get my foot or hand stuck on a shifting rock. Thankfully the AT is the green highway, meaning its a long but narrow strip of wilderness. The odds of another hiker or a hunter finding me within 48 hours is very high. Still I think my "hooky hiking" days are done, and at least someone will be in the loop as to what my plans are. It should be for anything, include you guys who go shooting out in the desert alone. You just never know. When the SHTF take a moment to inventory what you have on you and think of possible solutions, while trying not to panic. After the initial my hand is stuck, ohh crap, screaming, push pull fest, the guy did stop, took inventory of everthing he had on him, then thought of possible solutions.