19 Signs You’re a Hiker By Heart

 

  • You know places only because there’s a mountain to climb in or around that area

 

I know this place!

I know this place!

 

  • Your bucket list of places to go have mountains written all over it.

 

Bucket list of places

Bucket list of places

 

  • Your second home is somewhere inside a forest located several hundred feet above sea level.

 

Second home....

Second home….

 

  • You carry a tent, sleeping bag, cook set, water canister and headlamp inside you backpack. Or in the trunk of your car.

 

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© www.wta.org

 

  • You use garbage bags to keep dry your clothes and gadgets.

 

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jovialwanderer.com

 

  • Your backpacks have rain covers even if it isn’t raining.

raincovert

 

  • You can neatly put all your (climbing) stuff inside a back pack in less than ten minutes.

 

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© www.trekker2013.wordpress.com

 

  • You think Zip locks and condoms are the best waterproofing materials ever made.

 

ziploc

  • Trek shorts/ pants and dry fit/cotton shirts are your best casuals.

 

onincasuals

 

  • Bandanas, shoals, scarf and towels mean one and all the same to you.

 

haron

 

  • You wear leggings and arm bands under your trekking apparel.

 

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  • You only use three types of footwear- trek shoes, trek sandals and slippers.

 

  • You buy everything in an a mall called outdoor shop.

 

The ONLY shop important to you

The ONLY shop important to you

 

  • Your best form of transportation is by hiking or hitch hiking.

 

hike or hitch hike this?

hike or hitch hike this?

 

  • Your best photos are usually with the clouds, the sunrise/sunset and everything else is below.

 

Casuals

Casuals

 

  • You can sleep comfortably anywhere but inside your house.

© Anthony Guadalupe

© Anthony Guadalupe

 

  • Comfort rooms is never a problem when you are outdoors.

 

© Anthony Guadalupe

© Anthony Guadalupe

 

  • You hang out with people who deny they have, all of the above!

Da who?

Da who?

About the Author

I am Bundok. When I'm not mending bones for living, I go hike, travel and then rant about my outdoor adventures. I consider my life outdoors as a fitness essential. For more updates, consider subscribing to this blog and to my twitter and Facebook fan page

5 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rafael Shiroma November 13, 2013 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Hi
    I noticed you don’t have an arcticle about ecotourism in Brazil…
    It’s actually something I can write for your as a guest blogger.
    Let me know if you are interested =)
    Thanks!

    Best

  2. Tupe Diaz October 8, 2013 at 9:55 am - Reply

    tama gid, doc! feeling mountaineer na gid ko ya… hehe

  3. Shinxshai AlcazarJava October 8, 2013 at 2:16 am - Reply

    ayos doc ah. . namingaw naa nuon kog bukid :-(

  4. Kathleen October 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    nice one doc! :) additional pd.. you lose your kikay-ness all because of this hehehe

    • Shinxshai AlcazarJava October 8, 2013 at 2:16 am - Reply

      sakto jud kath. .

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