You know the people who always pack way too much stuff when they travel? I imagine they wouldn't last long with this type of sport, where you have to weigh everything carefully, to find the lightest load that still has all you need to get you up and down steep inclines and in and out of the wilderness alive. Makes me tired just thinking about it, but I do like hiking. Just not the death-defying type. I mean, why defy nature when there is such great programming on the Travel Channel? And besides, when they return, the backpackers always show you all the scenic photos they took anyway.
This is a silly gag I drew for my brother, who loves to backpack deep into the wilderness so that he can stare death in the face and taunt his own mortality. Probably brushes his teeth with a pine cone, too.