[pct-l] Good uses for "Dead Hiker Husbands"
reinholdmetzger at cox.net
Mon May 30 05:19:40 CDT 2016
A green burial with a tree planted over me sounds good.
However, I believe Karen will just dispose of me in the vegetable garden,
behind the house, and plant tomatoes on top of me.
She likes tomatoes.
How about "Cannibalism", would that not be even more environment friendly
than a "Green Burial"?
No graveyards, no energy consumption, no pollution and no wasted energy,
everything will be put to good use.
It also would reduce the slaughter of millions of innocent animals since a
cannibalistic societies dependency on animal meat consumption would be
Since it is "Memorial Day" weekend I am staying up late and doing a little
Some folks say I do some of my best thinking when I am drinking.
Seeeee,.... I do some good thinking when I am drinking.
All joking aside, I think "Green Burials" are the way to go, especially for
us hikers. I once considered cremation as it is better than millions of
graveyards with 7 billion people. Pretty soon the whole earth will be
nothing but graveyards. However, cremation requires a large quantity of
fossil fuel and pollutes the air. In a green burial, people are wrapped
only in a shroud and returned to the earth and they plant a tree over you
instead of a tombstone. The earth needs more forests to buffer our carbon
production so leaving behind a forest will be better for the planet long
term and is a fitting end for a hiker.
On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 12:10 PM, Jim & Jane Moody <moodyjj at comcast.net
>/I make lamps out of usual and unusual stuff, and my kids have threatened />/to embalm me and make me into a floor lamp. I think they were kidding. />//>/Mango />/............................... />/----- Original Message ----- />//>/From: "Reinhold Metzger" <reinholdmetzger at cox.net
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<http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/pct-l>>, Hiker97 at
aol.com <http://mailman.backcountry.net/mailman/listinfo/pct-l> />/Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2016 2:14:15 PM />/Subject: [pct-l] Good uses for "Dead Hiker Husbands" />//>/SWITCHBACK, />/Big Hummel is gone,...AsABat is gone,...and now Baltimore Jack is gone. />/They all were much younger than you and I. />/That made me realize, you and I, we are getting old. />/I mean you and I, we started hiking long before the current crop was born. />/My hiking career started in the USMC in 1964, where hiking is a way of />/life, />/not a recreation. />/I remember first climbing Mt. Whitney, after the USMC, way back in 1968
and />/have been hiking ever since. />//>/We are part of the "dying hard core breed".....an "endangered species". />//>//>/Did you ever wonder what will become of us after we pass away? />/Will they bury us, put flowers on our graves and mourn for decades to
come, />/or will they rejoice and say good riddance? />/Will they erect a monument to us or engrave on our head stones....here lie />/Switchback and Reinhold....the last of the hard core breed, who tamed the />/wilderness, or will they put our bodies to a good use? />//>/For those women that can't let go and want to cling to the memories... />/10 GOOD USES FOR DEAD HIKER HUSBANDS. />//>//>/1. Good scratching post for the cat />/2. Handy chin-up bar />/3. Punching bag />/4. Bumper stop />/5. Neat Toilet paper roll holder />/6. Decorative gate post />/7. Car pool lane second passenger />/8. Good stiff diving board />/9. Garden scare crow />/10. Handy dandy kitchen towel rod />//>//>/JMT Reinhold />/Soon to be scratching post/
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