Saturday, November 19, 2011
I lived in Colorado for 10 years and did a fair amount of backpack camping in the high country. Strap 35 pounds, give or take, of food,clothing, and shelter onto my back, hike 5 miles or so with some buddies up a mountain side to a lake, and enjoy the view. Day hiked up to the peaks, hiked along the ridges, did a little fishing, practiced the harmonica when the mountain lion got too close. Good times, good times!
But....I guess I was doing some of my camping completely wrong. Apparently, before you take a tent down, you must first vigorously shake your pepper spray canister. I did not know that.