Rookie Mistake…

fridge-in-the-woods

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

First experience backpacking, I take it….

How did you know?

Lucky guess…  What’d you think of the trail?

It was a bear! Harder than expected.

I’m sure it was.  You know it gets harder as we climb higher into the mountains, don’t you?

Harder?! Wow, it was tough enough already.

I’m sure it was.  Uhm, how did you even carry that thing, let alone lug it all this way?

As I said, it wasn’t easy, but I can’t imagine being without it.

Yeah…

I mean, a man has to eat, right?

Uhm…

So, where do I plug in the fridge?

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Word count = 100

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55 thoughts on “Rookie Mistake…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I don’t know what he was thinking. Of course there is also all of that fuel he would need to carry up to run the generator, so he may need to make two extra trips…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. Some people are tied pretty tightly to their technology. I try to spend as much time outside without my cell phone as possible, though I would carry it backpacking…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It will get a lot tougher. He doesn’t get the concept of “roughing it”, thinking it has to do with how much work it takes to bring the conveniences and luxuries with him instead of doing without said conveniences and luxuries…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      From Rochelle’s photo, I think he at least figured out that he wasn’t going to carry the fridge any farther. If he ever figures out backpacking, well, I doubt it ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      lol, yes, a “rookie mistake” is something anybody can make when they are new to it, but this…? I’ll admit I stole it from Calvin and Hobbes, but Calvin carried a microwave out on his camping excursion…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I once saw some people hiking or backpacking on a trail in the mountains here (new Hampshire) that had huge wooden boxes instead of backpacks. I have no idea what they were about, but it looked very uncomfortable to me! And out mountains are anthills compared to Nepal. Need to go light…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Dumbass, but strong as an ox to carry that thing that far… One reason the other guy is being very, very careful with his language ;) Thanks!

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      1. Dale

        No kidding. Indeed. He must… Though strong doesn’t mean he can fight ;-)
        I can’t help seeing Robert DeNiro in “The Mission” lugging his huge pack up a mountain…

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