This Might Mean You’re Going to
Have an Adventure Problem

Has any of this ever happened to you? Personally, I think I have heard all 25 of these at one tine or another during my years on the trail. I hope you enjoy the list... Stan

This Might Mean You're Going To Have An Adventure Problem

Here is the list:


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  1. “You’ll be fine.”
  2. “I’m pretty sure it’s this way.”
  3. “We don’t need a map.”
  4. “I know where I’m going.”
  5. “Seems to be a bit further than I thought.”
  6. “There’s a bit of bushwhacking.”
  7. “The guidebook said to go up the ‘obvious gully.’”
  8. “We don’t need rain gear—it’s not supposed to rain until later.”
  9. “Hope you’re OK with a little breakable crust.”
  10. “I have an excellent natural sense of direction.”

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  1. “I don’t remember it being this overgrown.”
  2. “Hopefully it’s just this short section of postholing.”
  3. “For some reason, I thought it didn’t get dark until later.”
  4. “No, I’m pretty sure I heard you say back at the car that you packed the tent poles.”
  5. “Those are not storm clouds. Those are just big, tall, puffy clouds.”
  6. “That’s what I forgot to buy—batteries for this headlamp.”
  7. “I’m 90 percent sure we go left here.”
  8. “So I looked through my whole pack, and it turns out I only brought one climbing shoe.”
  9. “Wow, these dehydrated meals have a lot of fiber in them. Like a lot a lot.”
  10. “It says to look for ‘a faint climbers’ trail.’”

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