Originally Posted by whiskey_river
Scary to think what the world was like before fire pans and blankets.
No, not scary at all, just a whole lot fewer people using the same campsites. Then once more folks started getting on the rivers, like around 1985 or 1990, charcoal chunks in this fire pit here, and that one over there too. Don't forget the shit in shallow catholes over on the other side of those bushes (like they taught you in Boy Scouts!), and toilet paper in the branches. And man, that old piss smell coming from somewhere near your tent and when the wind blows a certain way could gag a maggot. And wow, where did all these ants come from?!?
But still probably not as bad as that campsite by the river you can drive down to these days, you know, where the rednecks (or junkies) go and shoot, burn tires and leave picnic leftovers and disposable diapers in the bushes. Now THAT's scary...