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Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Wreckman, Nov 9, 2013.
Note to self, do hang out with Oldfakr because he survives everything!!!
I would hang out with pretty much anyfakr now after three+ weeks of lockdown...
ditto. I'll bring beer.
Good judgement and wise decisions allow for a long life filled with adventures. - Baroquenride
"Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives." - Also Baroquenride
Bah, count me in.
What's the old saying? "Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgment."
Poor judgement is like the biggest college on Earth.
Hi, I'm Professor DOGSROOT...
Ran out of fuel riding outside Harrisburg PA in the 90's, pushed off the side of the road and about 30 minutes later an old van pulls up. No windows other than the windshield and pretty beat up. Guy was out there, wanted me to hop in and we could go get fuel. Told him I could give him cash and wait but he was very adamant about me getting in that van, no way I was doing that and he finally left. Another car came along and that guy was drunk as hell. I gave him some money and he said he would be back. An hour later he comes back with a anti-freeze jug full of gas. That was a long night.
Not so much creepy as camping in the desert you need to be aware of your surroundings as this should not be unexpected. This picture was in Joshua Tree a couple of years ago when I had a visitor slither through my camp.
Is that just a tarp you slept under? Wouldn't appreciate that critter joining me in my sleeping bag!
Looks like you hit bedrock with your tent peg lol
I slept in a tent... That is my rain fly.
I gather stepping out to pee in the middle of the night must be done with a bit of caution, there.
Funny you should mention that... This was my 4th night camping there and the one and only time I observed this visitor. He/she slithered into the small rock cropping just to the right of my tent. Doubtful it was the one and only time my visitor made this trek coming and going. That small rock cropping was in fact my pee area when I would awake in the middle of the night. Needless to say I had been peeing on his den all this time... Now I guess you could say that's creepy... hahaha
It's the snakes you don't see that are of concern!
My PPB (portable pee bottle) prevents late night out of tent trips.
After crashing my bike and getting chucked into a ditch, I was airlifted to the hospital. As the ER staff were cutting off my pants to get the party started, a scorpion came scurrying out and gave my nurse quite a shock. The thing must have been in my pants for around an hour at that point!
I lived in Riverside, CA (grad school) from 1977 - 1983. Sometimes, after I was done in the lab, I'd just ride out into the desert near Palm Springs and camp for the night. Never used a tent. I did a lot of desert camping then, mostly dispersed, and think I used a tent only once, when we were in a group and I wanted some privacy with my GF. I never saw a snake during those years, except once in a cage at a University research center.
Or did something else come out of that pants what shocked the nurse