Pre-Alaska water cooler conversation with a co-worker

Albert Kim, who joined me last month for a 7-day backpacking and packrafting trip in Alaska, put this video together using xtranormal. If you’ve ever tried to talk with a skeptical co-worker about your adventurous backpacking plans, you’ll especially enjoy this one!

Posted in on July 25, 2013


  1. John on July 26, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I would be a very rich man if I had a nickel for every time a frantic co-worker tried to explain that there are bears outside that will kill me.

  2. samh on July 26, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Can I borrow that 8 person shelter? I’m good on Coleman stoves just now.

  3. Jake on August 1, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Ha… With some folks experimenting with polycro tarps the trashbag comment isn’t far off ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I need to find a short hike to throw my coleman stove in just to mess with people ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Wayne on August 9, 2013 at 10:00 am

      Is that suppose to be funny? Better keep your day job.

      • Phillip on August 22, 2013 at 6:33 pm

        It’s funny to someone who has had the same conversation dozens of times…

  4. Amidtrailcrisis on August 27, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Hell yes it’s funny.

  5. Sam on September 1, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the bear thing in the Catskills of NY…been hiking, camping, and backpacking there for 11 years and I’ve never seen a bear.

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