Wednesday, March 1, 2023



(1) The process of food shooting up into your nose when you have a simultaneous hiccup, belch and gag experience while eating. You know. You do.

(2) The sound you make when this happens.

(3) A small in-tent fart that you hope no one else hears. Another good reason to stealth camp.

(4) The soft, hairy, dark stuff you get on yogurt when you've let it sit too long in the container after opening it, or the hair itself, which is really a fungus. Fungus...

(5) A portable, circular tent with a low conical roof, traditionally made of yak hide, or possibly felt, laid over a collapsible framework. Native to the steppes of north central Asia. Mostly too big, complex, and heavy for backpacking use, unless you're an ogre. If so, all bets are off, of course.

(6) The thing you wake up in, suddenly, alone and naked, somewhere on the steppes of north central Asia, in the dead of night, after meeting the supposedly mythical trail yogi and failing to leave even a token offering. You poor, stupid bastard. Better luck next lifetime, if there will be one for you. Probably not, considering.


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so says eff: sporadic spurts of grade eff distraction
definitions: outdoor terms
fiyh: dave's little guide to ultralight backpacking stoves
boyb: dave's little guide to backpacks
snorpy bits: nibbling away at your sanity
last seen receding: missives from a certain mobile homer
noseyjoe: purposefully poking my proboscis into technicals