Thought we could use some laughs at others expense, or even our own expense. So here it goes.
Last summer I was meeting up at a Mt Collins shelter with a buddy after a few nights haning in the smokies. We set up a hammock after dinner for a nap. We sat around the fire and met the group with a late couple who just made it in at dusk from Cali. This was thier first trip and were doing the whole Smokies, they rented all thier gear (purchased all thier food from the place also) and were struggling. So with a pretty full shelter with 2 old guys that were buddies who each slept on the bottom at either end sawing logs all night long (loud enough to scare away a bear). Well the sleepy cali couple could not sleep due to the snoring and decided it was a good idea to go sleep outside. So the girlfriend slept in the hammock and he put is pad on the ground below her. Well there had been various bear warnings at this shelter so they were scared. So the cali boyfriend decided that he was going to be ready if a bear comes up. So he duct taped a 4 inch bladed knife to his hand. When we asked him what would have happened if he had an itch in his sleep, he said "oh I really didn't think about it. I just wanted to be ready for a bear." Obviously it does not take much imagination to why this would be a bad idea. But we teased the poor guy a bit around the breakfast fire.
Whats your stories!