Travelling in the Wilderness

takes preparation

(is it still the wilderness if you are prepared)

make sure you have water

(do not waste it on frivolous things like bathing)

foods that can keep without refrigeration

(dried foods give me gas……. make me fart)

a dry place to sleep in case of rain

(wet gear is not fun)

4-wheel drive and good clearance underneath

(travel can lead off road and become no road)

a full tank of gas

(walking to find gas in a wild place can be deadly)

know your directions and landmarks

(being lost in the wild is the worst)

enjoy the wilderness experience

(promise to return)

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dVerse prompt to use a given line from Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie and make that line the title of your poem. My choice was travelling in the wilderness.

Travelling in the Wilderness