Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Buzzard Bait

Buzzard Bait

(1) A poorly-prepared hiker, or one who is injured or sick, who requires emergency help or else will be eaten by birds.

(2) Ultralight backpackers, as viewed by jealous and unbelieving conventional backpackers, the assumption being that since ultralighters are not in pain, they can't possibly be carrying enough gear or food, or whatever, and therefore will perish. Soon. So very soon now.

This is belied by figures such as Brian Robinson and Andrew Skurka, who each used these techniques to safely hike thousands of miles in a single year and set records for distance and speed.

And completely avoided all flocks of ugly nippy birds.


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