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[ft-l] Going solo

Exhaustion works for me. The first night is always the
toughest, solo or not. By the end of day 2, Mr. Bear
or whatever is safe from my attention..
--- Farina6@aol.com wrote:
> I want to know about your first solo backpacking
> trips, or overnighters.  I 
> have yet to do one.  I finally went camping by
> myself a year ago.  My family 
> thought I was either crazy or just plain weird,
> which probably isn't any 
> different than what they normally think of me, but
> they looked at me 
> differently when they asked "What would you do THAT
> for??"  That first 
> camping trip was quite interesting.  I spent a good
> portion of the first 
> night asking myself "What was that?" every time I
> heard a noise.  Honestly, I 
> was more afraid it was a human critter out to get
> me, rather than a critter 
> critter.  The second night I decided to sit in a
> chair in the dark, no fire 
> and wait for the critters to visit my site.  Being
> quick on the flashlight 
> trigger, I was rewarded with a great view of a fox
> within 6 feet of me!
> Anyway, how would a person, or more precisely, how
> should I rid myself of an 
> overactive imagination when it comes to things that
> go bump in the night?
> Thanks,
> Teresa  
> I apologize if you receive this more than once.
> "Procrastination is a dream-killer."
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