2012 Backcountry Gear Haiku Contest

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4:39 p.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
overmywaders


Joined: Jun 15, 2005
Posts: 586

Wretched, stretch_ed skin,

Vile bubble of pain most dire,

With pin I prick thee!

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3:05 p.m. on April 12, 2012 (EDT)
gregseitz


Joined: Apr 12, 2012
Posts: 3

the day's travels done
 dishes washed, campfire stoked
pass that Nalgene flask

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3:03 p.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
Jeffer


Joined: Apr 20, 2012
Posts: 1

Vibram has five toes

I run one trail then another

I slide them right in

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1:56 p.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
naturedeb1


Joined: Apr 20, 2012
Posts: 3

Chipped on first rapid

River one, paddle zero

Stay River Savvy

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1:52 p.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
naturedeb1


Joined: Apr 20, 2012
Posts: 3

Carabiner love

Clip me in and give a kiss

Hanging in shear bliss

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1:18 p.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
Bronco


Joined: Mar 19, 2010
Posts: 1

My dog helps with laundry

My sock runs faster than me

Best trail friend ever!

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1:43 p.m. on April 2, 2012 (EDT)
andrew f. (leadbelly2550)


Joined: Feb 7, 2007
Posts: 1393

Clif bar energy

Forgotten in hipbelt stash

Rodents dine tonight

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10:00 a.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
art0330


Joined: Apr 20, 2012
Posts: 1

I set up my tent
It's as easy as pie to me
Now I want ice cream

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9:59 a.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
SummitSundays


Joined: Apr 20, 2012
Posts: 1

Walking the open veld
Essence carrying shoulders
Keep one from the void

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8:42 a.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
adam.skinner


Joined: Jul 8, 2006
Posts: 1

Blue sky shines above
Vibrant green leaves sparkling
Birdsong sounds unseen

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8:10 a.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
recluse


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 2

My trekking poles speak

hollow clangs against the rock

"keep climbing", they say

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2:29 a.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
apeman


Joined: Jan 14, 2011
Posts: 1237

mountaineering boots

got kakorrhaphiophobia

zenith now achieved

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2:51 a.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
apeman


Joined: Jan 14, 2011
Posts: 1237

montezuma knocks
bacteriological
katadyn filter

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12:41 a.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
B-groupLizard


Joined: Jan 13, 2007
Posts: 22

Clear bright stars above

Simple abode Marmot tent

Sweet calm clarity.

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11:44 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
davidtierney


Joined: Sep 5, 2011
Posts: 37

Shiny silver bands
pressed tightly to shoe, tent, pad
Macgyver was right

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11:36 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
davidtierney


Joined: Sep 5, 2011
Posts: 37

"we won't need that much"
Day four tells another tale
TP's gone, now, gone.

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7:35 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
davidtierney


Joined: Sep 5, 2011
Posts: 37

The snail has no care
The tortoise is burdened not
I, too, carry home

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10:23 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
medylami


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 2

Moleskin is pointless

Sewing cannot make amends

Duck tape will right this

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5:34 p.m. on April 5, 2012 (EDT)
iClimb


Joined: Jul 30, 2010
Posts: 609

Falling through nothing

Memories and Regrets now

SNAP breathe Welcome Back

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9:24 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
SuperBambi


Joined: Apr 25, 2010
Posts: 9

SOL

Tent zipped, bag is too.

Headlamp glows on worn pages,

Bugs are es oh el!

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11:56 a.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Catherine Baldridge


Joined: Dec 21, 2009
Posts: 8

What the @#$%!

My hand warmer

Burned holes in the tent floor

And I'n still freezing.

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9:18 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
mybellablue


Joined: Apr 12, 2012
Posts: 5

The trail takes it's toll

Sunlight beats down; snowflakes fall

My gear makes me strong

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9:14 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
SuperBambi


Joined: Apr 25, 2010
Posts: 9

I’m too young for these

I think, taking hiking poles.

Oh, no I’m not. Ahhhh.

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8:30 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
soma_vision


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 5

Mad, rushing river 

Momentarily  noise dies

Found zen by paddle

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8:30 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
soma_vision


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 5

Oh, sexy Jetboil

Where have you been all my life

Your heat gets me hot

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8:29 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
soma_vision


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 5

Adventure ahead

A whole world awaits our eyes

For the price of packs

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8:27 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
soma_vision


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 5

Serene view before us

Dust explodes from boots to ground

Quiet calm returns

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8:26 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
soma_vision


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 5

Harsh mountain winds scream

No match for this windbreaker 

Does complicate kilts

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7:49 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
secondtopaul


Joined: Nov 6, 2008
Posts: 14

With eyes glaring back

I shut off my Petzel lamp

and begin to pray.

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7:35 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
davidtierney


Joined: Sep 5, 2011
Posts: 37

Convection thwarted
Radiation, too, in part
The lamb sheared saves me

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7:34 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
davidtierney


Joined: Sep 5, 2011
Posts: 37

Life's imperfect drops
pumped from source to man's clean cup
forced between the two

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7:33 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
davidtierney


Joined: Sep 5, 2011
Posts: 37

Mouth of leather top
Eats my foot and closes firm
To open nature.

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7:27 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
secondtopaul


Joined: Nov 6, 2008
Posts: 14

I'm on my third pair.

In the miles, Merrell has

left a Legacy.

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7:18 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Grady Says


Joined: Apr 19, 2012
Posts: 3

A final belay
And a relief to be still
I feel myself breathe

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6:42 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
RBryanP


Joined: Apr 22, 2011
Posts: 14

Using Sock Liners

Makes Hikes More Comfortable

Blisters Are Not Fun

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6:42 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
secondtopaul


Joined: Nov 6, 2008
Posts: 14

I go over the

waves instead of over the

hills in my kayak.

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6:40 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
RBryanP


Joined: Apr 22, 2011
Posts: 14

External Frame Pack

Is Preferred When I Backpack

Back Won't Sweat as Much

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6:34 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
RBryanP


Joined: Apr 22, 2011
Posts: 14

Bought a Thermarest

NeoAir Trekker Mattress

Air-filled is Heaven!

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6:33 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
RBryanP


Joined: Apr 22, 2011
Posts: 14

Self inflating pad

Will not do the trick either

Not enough support

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6:33 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
RBryanP


Joined: Apr 22, 2011
Posts: 14

I can’t sleep on foam

Composite cell just won’t do

Like sleeping on rock

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6:32 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Strahwk


Joined: Jul 7, 2010
Posts: 17

Crawling up mountain,

Too fat for high altitude.

Bad bacon... bad, bad.

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6:30 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
RBryanP


Joined: Apr 22, 2011
Posts: 14

Bought Appy Trails Tent

Use it on backpacking trips

It is very light

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6:21 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
medylami


Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 2

Extraneous grams

Fly away and burden not

Toothbrush handle gone

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5:18 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
mybellablue


Joined: Apr 12, 2012
Posts: 5

I hear them all chirp,

One at a time, then as one.

They are each a song.

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4:28 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
secondtopaul


Joined: Nov 6, 2008
Posts: 14

Homeostasis

with the help of a soft shell.

Welcome elements.

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4:33 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Walks A Heap


Joined: Aug 10, 2010
Posts: 2

A soda can stove

And a bubble wrap cozy:

Ultra-light kitchen!

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4:24 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Walks A Heap


Joined: Aug 10, 2010
Posts: 2

Beta-Bug shelter

A lightweight peaceful refuge

No more biting flies

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4:12 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
s1xty7


Joined: Feb 22, 2012
Posts: 6

Driving rain and wind.

I stay warm and dry. My home,

My tarp, protects me.

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4:07 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
maxdrop23


Joined: Jan 9, 2002
Posts: 2

 

Pondering my pack:

Walls of nylon, shining, strong.

Inner space the key.

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3:52 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
s1xty7


Joined: Feb 22, 2012
Posts: 6

Trail-side warming brew

Rejuvenates my spirits.

Thank you tiny Esbit stove.

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