2012 Backcountry Gear Haiku Contest

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9:50 p.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
apgarcold


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 1

Twelfth moon is passing

minerals fall to patterns

weighed by my wet sleeves

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6:09 p.m. on April 16, 2012 (EDT)
andrew f. (leadbelly2550)


Joined: Feb 7, 2007
Posts: 1377

Sweaty forehead kiss

On my sunburned neck tells me

My boy is asleep. 

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5:38 p.m. on April 27, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2278

Give me a break ‘cause

My speachification sucks

Can’t count sillybles

Ed

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8:11 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
erikeichinger


Joined: Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 2

Late afternoon naps

Comfy sleep on mother earth

I love my Neo Air

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10:05 a.m. on April 29, 2012 (EDT)
Tollermom


Joined: Apr 28, 2012
Posts: 34

Atop. All smiles.

Beneath soles of hiking boots

Many miles of dirt.

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10:05 a.m. on April 29, 2012 (EDT)
Tollermom


Joined: Apr 28, 2012
Posts: 34

Atop. All smiles. Beneath soles of hiking boots Many miles of dirt.

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3:31 p.m. on April 18, 2012 (EDT)
outdoor librarian


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 2

Kayak here's the deal

Shelter my possessions please

I will guide you home

 

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6:12 a.m. on April 5, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2278

Bad dysentery

Mummy bag with stuck zipper

My fate was sealed!

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6:24 p.m. on April 9, 2012 (EDT)
FromSagetoSnow


Joined: Mar 18, 2010
Posts: 1279

Having an epic,

My jacket, more like a sponge.

Soft-shell has no shell.

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3:39 a.m. on April 16, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2278

Flutter, flap, and warp.

My tent and wind conspire

To steal all my sleep.

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4:35 p.m. on April 17, 2012 (EDT)
Westbrook0


Joined: Apr 17, 2012
Posts: 15

Footsteps crashing down

Bear spray whipped out from my pack

Squirrel makes me clown

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2:28 p.m. on April 26, 2012 (EDT)
qualay


Joined: Apr 26, 2012
Posts: 1

 rain pings on the tent

a welcome change from the heat

day seven begins

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11:17 p.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
island*gardener


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 7


beautifully spent
shining sun fades to moon's glow
my cocoon beckons

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10:43 p.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
island*gardener


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 7


First backpacking trip.
Our anniversary date.
My new obsession.

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8:26 p.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
mtn mama


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 1

Guiding at-risk kids.

God bless the Thermarest, but

I'll never sleep well.

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4:29 p.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
The Wizz


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 3

Rain, snow, wind or sun.

Every day is outdoors play

Cohort of delight

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10:45 a.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
naturedeb1


Joined: Apr 20, 2012
Posts: 3

Held in special way

Live to tell another day

Thanks to the belay

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4:27 p.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
The Wizz


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 3

Relative

Clouds and drizzly rain

Waterproof gear and a smile

Warm hearts sans the sun

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3:41 p.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
island*gardener


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 7

prancing 'round her pack
the excitment is building
first hike of the spring

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12:56 p.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
+Madderson+


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 1

Sunburnt nose, sore toes, Stinky sweat-soaked underclothes; So the season goes.

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12:08 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Psyentist


Joined: Feb 29, 2012
Posts: 5

I breathe air and drink water

Pack on my back, I walk

What I need, I will find

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8:39 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Grady Says


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 3

Lighter load I thought
Bright skies sneer at waterproofs
What a fool I drip

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11:14 a.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
jersey joe


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 1

My love is to hike

Journeyed from Georgia to Maine

My dream was fulfilled

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10:56 a.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
tam1852


Joined: Apr 24, 2012
Posts: 137

To survive is to prepare for when it comes you have no care.

 for you for saw what they did not, they let disaster be their lot!

This is dedicated to the New Trilitary Pac I designed. It is a backpack hammock tent all in one that flips over into a tent below that is carried by backpack straps or a detachable bullet proof vest. It also has a pull out hat out of the back of the back pack and the hat has slots to hold tripod camping stool legs.

I am becoming a paid member as soon as figure out how too LOL

 

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10:23 a.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
Levi Novey


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 1

With no sight to see

map and compass help seekers

locate Carl Ross Key

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10:23 a.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
wingsovertx


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 1

Not aware of feet

Wearing a new pair of socks

Brings fresh perspective

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8:34 a.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
techinabox


Joined: Dec 28, 2010
Posts: 13

all of a sudden
dash, the bear is in the camp
the knife is out, game is on

((Please Note: I do not condone any sort of violence against animals or knife fighting bears.))

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6:59 a.m. on April 5, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2278

A flash of brilliance

My brow is singed down to nubs

I hate priming stoves!

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6:56 a.m. on April 5, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2278

I stare forlornly

My broken shovel mocks me

From soiled cat hole…

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2:01 a.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
island*gardener


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 7

Some girls get diamonds.
My underquilt for Christmas!
Hammock is complete.

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1:28 a.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
island*gardener


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 7


the sun has risen
dew is sparkling on the ferns
my shoes hit the trail

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1:26 a.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
island*gardener


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 7


Unloading the packs.
Dark chocolate and red wine.
I love my husband.

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1:10 a.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
island*gardener


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 7

First overnight hike
I slept on the the cold, hard ground.
Love my new hammock.

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1:10 a.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
BlueMorpho


Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Posts: 1

Rain Pacific rain

Warm Corcorvado sunrise

Wet clothes, rugged bliss

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12:08 a.m. on April 25, 2012 (EDT)
TOPE1


Joined: Apr 24, 2012
Posts: 1

Soon, the gears set out
To contribute his own part
As the rain stands by

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9:14 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
kms


Joined: Apr 24, 2012
Posts: 1

My CamelBak rocks

On hiking trails or my bike.

My constant sidekick.

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8:12 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
Trish


Joined: Apr 24, 2012
Posts: 1

Crouching cushion of mossy messengers

Make silent my intrusive footsteps

Leaves crackle and chortle!

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8:05 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
Addnature2


Joined: Apr 24, 2012
Posts: 1

Look, great rock ahead. Don't delay, time to belay. Yeah, Evolv Bandit!

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6:27 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
ldawg93


Joined: Apr 24, 2012
Posts: 1

Loaded with my gear

River-bound trail now squishy

Oh man, please be mud.

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5:19 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
nhaefele


Joined: Apr 24, 2012
Posts: 1

 

 

Trusty hiking poles

Lend support both up and down

trails of sliding rocks

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5:09 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
Juniper Tree


Joined: Apr 10, 2012
Posts: 6

Your hand plant - cactus!

I tweeze out fifty-six spines,

Grateful for my kit.

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4:41 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
Juniper Tree


Joined: Apr 10, 2012
Posts: 6

Wrestling and wrenching,

Crushed out of shape -  no longer!

Oh, perfect sports bra.

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2:31 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
nuttylikesquirrelpoo


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 1

refrigerator.

i love to hike in nepal.

hippopotamus.

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1:50 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
Popparex


Joined: Nov 10, 2010
Posts: 10

Adding fat layers
should have made the ground more soft
Still need a ground pad

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1:44 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
Popparex


Joined: Nov 10, 2010
Posts: 10

'Apline designs' bag 
Faded colors and smelly
still keeps me too warm

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1:40 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
Popparex


Joined: Nov 10, 2010
Posts: 10

Forty years ago
I bought my first backpack stove
I still use it now

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1:26 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
Popparex


Joined: Nov 10, 2010
Posts: 10

tossing a fly out
enticing a fish to strike
too darned fast for me

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1:12 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
Popparex


Joined: Nov 10, 2010
Posts: 10

Moose is on the trail
not likely to move for me
I will go around

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1:06 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
Popparex


Joined: Nov 10, 2010
Posts: 10

Nature finds her home
in the comment from my son
"Dad, This is so cool!"

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1:00 p.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
Popparex


Joined: Nov 10, 2010
Posts: 10

Around the next bend
or over the next hilltop
MUST be our campsite

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