Rough it… safely

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Here are a few tips for backpackers who like adventure travel and the unknown.

If you can’t peel it, don’t eat it.

If you don’t see it boiling with your own two eyes, don’t eat it and you’ll never get sick.

Always travel with iodine pills for your canteen. You’ll be able to drink water from the Nile or the Amazon.

Travel like a bum, and look poor. NO jewelry!

When people knew I was going on a backpacking trip, they would say, “Have fun.” I’d answer back, “My trips aren’t fun; they’re adventurous.”

Remember, “adventure” is not always the same thing as “happiness.” You’re out to see the world. You only live once.

OTTO E. SCHUMACHER
Wake Forest, NC

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Here are a few tips for backpackers who like adventure travel and the unknown.

If you can’t peel it, don’t eat it.

If you don’t see it boiling with your own two eyes, don’t eat it and you’ll never get sick.

Always travel with iodine pills for your canteen. You’ll be able to drink water from the Nile or the Amazon.

Travel like a bum, and look poor. NO jewelry!

When people knew I was going on a backpacking trip, they would say, “Have fun.” I’d answer back, “My trips aren’t fun; they’re adventurous.”

Remember, “adventure” is not always the same thing as “happiness.” You’re out to see the world. You only live once.

OTTO E. SCHUMACHER
Wake Forest, NC