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Re[2]: [at-l] Hikers anonymous assoc

     8) You see, and confront, and FAIL to resolve the contradictory urges 
     to acquire new gadgets and gear yet keep them out of your pack to keep 
     from exceeding X% of your body weight. (SaraSW VCAT)
     9) Pack manufacturers got "Caller I.D." just so they could know you 
     were calling, and ignore you.
     10) While on the trail, even in conversation with other people, you 
     refer to yourself in the third person.
     11) While in a highrise building's staircase, you can't climb up 
     without wondering and comparing what it would look like if the 
     staircase were unfolded and stretched along some ridge somewhere.
     12) If rainy mornings leave you fearful of being wet and cold all day, 
     even though your home or workplace is in a walled structure.
     13) If, once wetted by rain in a non-hiking environment, your first 
     thought is to reach for a comforting handful of gorp.
     14) If extreme weather conditions of any sort instill curiousity about 
     the current conditions on top of Mt _______.
     15) If word association tests of the phrase "2 miles" prompt the 
     answer "1 hour."
     16) If you screen someone's personal attractiveness based on your 
     estimate of how they'd look in a leanto in the morning.
     17) If you refer to even a single piece of hiking gear with a proper 
     name, such as "Betsy," "Maybell," "Mack," or "Bill."
     18) If you have ever gone to a cocktail party and used the phrase 
     "Yeah, but what's your trailname?"
     19) If you remain incredulous that EVERYONE is not a member of The 
     Clean Plate Club.
     20) If you consider a hot shower to be a quasi-religious activity.

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Subject: Re: [at-l] Hikers anonymous assoc
Author:  KEITH McLeod <McLEOD-KEITH.DOREEN@worldnet.att.net> at ima
Date:    12/1/98 8:14 PM

I search through every page of every mail order catalog that lands in
the mail box even if I've seen it all a thousand times before!
                                                Triathlon Grandma

Phillips wrote:
> I'm curious as to how many of you out there need to join this new group
> that is in formation- Hikers Anonymous Association. Symptoms of those
> who should join.
> 1) A new hiking store opens and you have to go see what they have, even
> though you have 3 sets of every piece of camping equipment ever sold.
> 2) A hiking or camping brochure arrives at work in the mail, and nothing
> seems to get done all morning until you've read it 3 times and
> highlighted new gizmos which youre sure you dont have.
> 3) when you walk into a hiking or camping store your teen age son or
> daughter demands to hold onto your wallet and credit card until you are
> safely out of the store and on the way home.
> 4) Your kitchen has salamis drying all year hanging from the ceiling
> just in case you get an opportunity to catch a quick 2-3 day hike and
> need ready access to dried meat.
> 5) your closets and freezer are full of dehydrated food
> 6) you eat your cereal at home with powdered milk
> 7) You rush home every nite from work to read ATML or ATL or PCTL
> I thought so- send in your name to be included in the group! :-))
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