Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere,
About 35 years ago, the husband of my cousin buys a Jeep CJ with a winch and decides to go 'wheeling in the desert outside of Las Vegas. Alone
Finds some dunes and ends up in a sand bowl and can't get out - 2wd / 4wd nothing. Kept slipping back to he bottom. Had the winch but didn't know to bury a spare as a deadman, ect.
Hours later another Jeeper comes along and sees this guy sitting in his jeep so decides to join him at the bottom. Also a newbie Jeeper. Two stuck. This was before cell phones.
The other guy hikes to the highway - 4 miles or so and catches a ride into town to get a tow truck. No one will go out after hearing the story. One driver talks the guy into hiring his buddy with a Cat Bulldozer to go get him out for $1000. He figures he'll split the charge with my cousin's idiot hubby.
Truck carrying the dozer and the other driver get to the sand bowl and the two stuck guys discuss splitting the charge for the dozer (both idiots).
They tell the dozer man that they'll only pay $200 each to get out. Dozer man leaves them there.
Idiot hubby hikes to the highway the next morning and calls my cousin and tells her to see if she can contact an air-lift helicopter to lift him and the other guy out of the bowl.
They each ended up paying $2500 each for the short flight out of the hole... this is in like 1978 - 1979 dollars...
She divorces the idiot, he sells the Jeep because it's a POS (his opinion - he's actually the POS) that won't even go up a hill of sand!
Last I heard he was a gay prostitute on Sunset Blvd in LA...
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