Riddle me this

What do rattlesnakes, javelinas, fire ants, killer bees, scorpions, blister beetles, brown recluse spiders, black widows, alligators, spotted skunks, and coral snakes have in common?

 

They are all likely companions for my next tour!!!!!

Doesn’t seem very congruous with the last statement of my last post, does it?

Because of the many ground creatures I’d like to avoid on my March 2012 tour, I’m considering getting a Hennessy Hammock tent. Mostly, this is to avoid becoming a midnight snack to a gator. I’m considering the drawbacks of spending my nights suspended between two trees, and of having to camp where I can find two trees the right distance apart to use a hammock tent.

More on this as things develop.

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About rivercityweaves

I'm a mom, wife and fiber artist, living in rural Virginia. On days I'm not creating fiber art or teaching others how to, I'm probably saddle surfing on my Bianchi, or laughing with friends.
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7 Responses to Riddle me this

  1. Steve says:

    For the most part, those critters will leave you alone if you do likewise. Most unfortunate encounters will be accidental. With a little research, you will be able to tell the likely spots where they’ll be and avoid them. Then again, if an expert on the area is telling you to get a hammock, then you really should strongly consider doing so!

  2. Dinesh says:

    How do you intend to find trees close enough to set up your hammock each tine 🙂
    By the way where are you heading to for march 2012.

    I intend to do CO canal path Dc -PA but have not decided on date yet… Will let you know if you intend to join.

  3. rivercityweaves says:

    You are right. I did think, however, that getting up off the ground might decrease the possibility of the accidental encounter;0)

    • Steve says:

      Just be sure to shake your shoes out before putting them on in the morning. You never know what may have crawled in there for some shelter!

      • rivercityweaves says:

        Ha! You are so “on the ball”. Those are the exact same word a friend from TX said last night at dinner;0) Did you do Basic training in TX? Dad was USAF and he was stationed there for 11 years.

      • Steve says:

        Basic Training was in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. I spent a few weeks at Fort Hood, Texas, along with some “lovely” evenings in Fort Polk, Louisiana.

  4. rivercityweaves says:

    It’s good to hear from you Dinesh. Your question is a good one. It shouldn’t be a problem in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, but in Texas and parts of Florida, it could be. I’d certainly hate to discover myself “open airing” it with these critters because I couldn’t find a tree.
    Please keep me posted on your GAPCO dates. Are you thinking of just the C&O, or continuing up the GAP also. You know that the C&O conntect to the Great Allegheny Passage and you can basically ride the entire thing to Pittsburgh. Actually, I see that you mentioned the full stretch.

Any thoughts?

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