Friday Wisdom – Camping Advice

Some advice for your next camping trip:

First note that starting January 1, 2014 you actually have to enlist in the Swiss Army to get a Swiss Army Knife.

Reminder: A two-man pup tent does not include two men or a pup.

A tuba placed on your picnic table with ensure that campsites on either side of you will remain vacant.

The best camping equipment is named after national parks or mountain ranges.  Avoid products named after landfills.

You’ll never be lost if you remember that moss grows on the north side of your compass.

Bear bells provide extra safety for hikers in bear country.  The trick is getting them on the bears.

You can compress the diameter of a rolled up sleeping bag by running over with a car.

When smoking a fish – never inhale.

A hot rock placed in your sleeping bag will keep your feet warm.  A hot enchilada works almost as well, but the cheese sticks between your toes.


A final word from me: I’ve been doing these Friday Wisdom posts for years.  I’ve changed the format a little from when I started and had a lot of material to draw from.  Honestly, I’m getting to the point where I can’t tell if I’ve used a line or joke here anymore and oddly enough am starting to run out of ideas for this for this weekly feature.

If you have a suggestion on subjects for this feature, let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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22 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Camping Advice

  1. MF says:

    Haha I very much enjoyed reading this especially since camping is the best socially distant vacation that we can go on atm

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  2. I only know I enjoy them. I love your humour

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  3. Ha! It certainly doesn’t seem as though you’re running out of ideas. I’m still giggling at “the cheese sticks between your toes”. Just a side note: A two-man pup tent will NEVER contain two men, unless they’re both hobbits. There’s barely enough room in the average two-man pup tent for one man. Or a pup.

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  4. I’ve missed your Friday wisdom.

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  6. Christi says:

    You could always try illustrating them. 😉

    Question on the tuba — will a clarinet work? (Don’t bother, I know the answer!)

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  7. If you had to pull something back from the vault every now and then, I’m sure we’d all laugh all over again. From this one, the tuba is my favorite, and actually quite brilliant, until someone steals it. Might need to chain it to the table.

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  8. Baydreamer says:

    Love this camping humor and the two-man pup tent made me smile. Keep them coming, they’re a great way to end the week and enter into another weekend. Can’t think of anything new, but I’ll give it some thought. 🙂

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  9. Enjoy your Friday Wisdom. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

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  10. I enjoy your Pearls of Wisdom.

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  11. jfwknifton says:

    How about “Presidents of the USA” ?
    But whatever you decide to do, please don’t give up these witty posts on a Friday. It’s the only blog that makes me laugh out loud.

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