Hello everyone.Yeah I'm doing the same....wearing a backpack with one of these inside
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also carrying one of these in there too (for tree roots)
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I haven't used a shovel since I'm always digging in sloped/rocky creek banks.
I don't get mistaken for a hiker much though. When I go out hunting I'm not wearing my best duds, seeing as how I'm usually covered in dirt on the way back. Why ruin nice clothes eh?
Between the not-fancy clothes, the backpack, and the overall dirtiness on the return trip I think people get more of a homeless vibe from me. A month ago I remember a week where on two separate occasions strangers offered me water XD
Then I'd get in my subaru and they would give me an "oh...." look.
I had an idea and thought I might share it with everyone. Most times when I'm out in the woods alone I will pick up a sturdy staff to carry. Although I have never had a problem, I really don't trust the coyotes, which we seem to have plenty of in my area. As I am planning a small excursion this weekend and I wanted to try my new long handled potato rake but where I'm going I will have to walk a distance on the road as there is nowhere to park nearby. I'm going to take the rivet out of the potato rake and replace it with a small bolt and nut and use the handle as a staff and put the steel part of the rake in the backpack until its needed. If you see me, I will look like I am hiking with a staff. At least that's the plan...
Lol... My plan is to go back to a steep side hill that I was scraping around on with two friends when I was about 14 or 15 years old. Our fun ended that day with someone above us started shooting about 15 feet over our heads so I may need a little magic, you never know....Not entirely positive what to make of you two--but I like it.
Before you know it we'll be calling out Dumbledore's Army and marketing potato rake wand stem's with a metal detector inside...