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Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

Created: 12/24/18

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davinamw

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Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?


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rosannes

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

Honestly I have never been lost but we did find ourselves on vacation driving into a cranberry bog area. For some reason the place terrified me and I often have nightmares about being there and being lost. So I could identify with the feeling of being lost.


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rebajane

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

Other than taking the wrong turn driving, no. Being lost in a place like the book would terrify me, for sure


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robertaw

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

I have a terrible sense of direction so I get lost often. I can easily imagine myself getting lost in the wilderness and being terrified. I am one of those people who appreciates having a smartphone that can give me directions. It's very reassuring---unless you are in the wilderness without cellphone service!


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JulieAB

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

No, although I've taken the wrong turn driving and found myself in some shady neighborhoods. I can't imagine being lost in the wilderness.


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josephinej

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

Like the others above, I've never been really lost - no more than an hour or so, but the idea of being lost in the woods for several days is the stuff of nightmares. I can understand why people start to behave badly - not an excuse, but terror can make people do dumb/bad stuff.


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PiperUp

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

No & I hope never to be, especially out in the wilderness with no cell reception.


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garyr

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

Went hiking in the woods one night and my light failed,I was alone and seemed like I was wandering for hours in the dark.I eventually stumbled out to a road somehow and made my way back to my camp. Very surreal


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rebeccar

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

I was once lost in a European city where I knew only a few basic travel phrases for hotel, museum, and taxi services. It was starting to get dark, and as I tried to retrace my walking route, I realized I was not seeing anything familiar. It was frightening.


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susiej

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

In the sense of being lost as the book presents it, no, I have never been lost. I have hiked in some pretty dense forest areas and often felt confused about direction, but I was never alone or in dark or foul weather, so I have not experienced the terror these women did. I thought the author did an excellent job of describing the Ranges and made the experiences the women shared feel real and true to life. It was not hard to imagine the sounds and movements in the brush they thought they heard and saw, and these created an ominous seting. It was easy to understand how the women became so threatened and volatile. I hope I am never in a similar situation -


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peggya

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

Yes, I was lost in a wilderness area in upper Wisconsin with my two young daughters and another family with their children. We wandered for many hours completely in the dark about where we were and how we were going to survive. The experience was very frightening especially as the afternoon hours were waning and darkness was eminent. We also were in a marshy area and were slowly sinking in the mud up to our ankles. Thank goodness, there was a calming presence among us who kept urging and directing us to higher ground. We did finally get out but this experience will be forever chemically coded in my memory as terrifying!


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katherinep

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

No, I'm not that adventurous


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renem

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

Other than taking the wrong turn in St. Louis and ending up in the stock yards, not really. I agree with susiej when she stated that the author did an excellent job describing the Giralang Ranges.


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colleena

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

Several years ago my husband and I and another couple were hiking up Mount La Cont in the Smoky mountains of Tennessee. We got a late start and because we couldn't get a reservation at the lodge at the top, we had to go up and down on the same day. I got separated from my husband who I knew was ahead of me but not how far ahead. It was getting dark. Toward the end of the trail, the way looked so different from what I remembered earlier in the day. I wasn't completely lost, but it felt like I could be. So, the feeling of being lost happened to me even though I was not technically lost. In the circumstances the women faced, it would be easy to feel lost almost from the beginning of their trek.


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nancyh

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

The only place I have ever been lost is in my car. I am terrible at following instructions. It is a pretty hopeless feeling. I do not know how I would survive in this situation. Not very well I am afraid.


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juliep

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RE: Have you ever been lost? What was your experience?

I have never been lost like the characters in this book were lost, as in having to survive in the wild. I wouldn’t even know how to start a fire! Unless the question means lost in a deeper sense - as in lost your way in life, unsure of who you are and where your life is heading.


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