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Offline beardown

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Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« on: September 15, 2019, 09:38:26 PM »
On our way home from camping on Sept 2, I had a coughing attack and passed out at the wheel. When I came to, I was able to get my kids out, but tragically I was unable to get my wife out before the truck was fully engulfed. Lost the love of my life, my High school sweetheart, mother of my 8 and 10 year olds, and wife of 13 years. Trying to fight through and get back to some sense of normalcy with my kiddos. I am going to replace a bunch of the gear I lost in the accident and was wondering if anyone had any tips on the best place to buy Swarovski Optics?  Im looking to replace my SLC 15x56 binos and my 20-60x80 HD spotter. They burned up in the truck.  I originally bought my stuff local, but just wondering if there was somewhere better that anyone knew of.  Thank You
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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 09:50:31 PM »
Man so sorry to hear about your wife.

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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 09:52:31 PM »
Wow!! All I can say is I'm sorry for your loss brother!!!!
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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 10:12:46 PM »
So sorry to hear about your accident.  I hope your family finds the help and support you need.

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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 12:27:52 AM »
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your wife and mother of your kids. prayers sent
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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 02:11:36 AM »
So sorry to hear about your tragic accident.  Prayers for you and your family.

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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019, 06:04:27 AM »
Thank you to everyone. Not sure how, but we will keep pluggin along. We have overwhelming support from family, friends, and our community. Just have to live to make her proud.
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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 07:27:35 AM »
My condolences for your loss.

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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 02:49:02 PM »
Oh my what a terrible accident my sincere condolences!

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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2019, 07:20:00 PM »
My advice would be to surround yourself with loved ones and try to be as solid as possible for the kids. Here’s where I bought my spotting scope( online).

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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2019, 07:32:37 PM »
Wow

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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2019, 08:53:38 PM »
I heard your story from a friend of a friend on the way to elk Camp, couldn't help but tear up a little.  So sorry for your loss,  Good for you for saving  your kids! You did everything you could!  I don't have any advice for gear,  but just wanted to say hang in there, Good thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2019, 09:33:13 PM »
I would suggest making a claim under your homeowner's or renter's insurance. Items that are not part of the truck might be covered.The claims people have access to replacement vendors that might be able to assist you.

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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2019, 06:55:38 PM »
Wow, what a terrible tragedy. Prayers for all of you!
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Re: Replacing gear after nightmare becomes reality
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2019, 07:47:12 PM »
I can not imagine how badly you must feel over the loss of the love of your life and the mother of your three children. That said, forget about the binos and get yourself and the children to a grief counselor. Trying to move on in a two week span is way too soon and it is better to grieve now then later. Those kiddos are going to need all of the help and support that they can get and you are not ready to provide the help they will need. Do it for them if not for yourself. This is not meant to offend you but I believe you are still in shock over the sudden loss of your wife.  I am truly sorry for your loss.

 


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