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03-14-2015, 12:41
This time of year people are buying gear and getting on the trail. But in choosing gear, many forget the functionality of colour in what they buy. This bugs me, so I wrote a couple of poems about it.

Why I Wear Orange

If you don't want to be found,
its good to wear brown

If you you don't want to be seen,
try out being green,

Oh, gear on the ground,
should be red to be found.

And shades black and blue
help the bugs to find you.

I like to wear orange
to avoid getting shot.

Black and Blue

Blue and black, black and blue, oh howI hate you.
Soaking heat in the sun, melting foodto a goo.
Mosquitoes and black flies comecrowding in flocks;
attracted by blue pants, blue pack andblack socks.

Can't be found in the woods, in thenight, in a sack.
I'll never use blue-black to put on myback
These colours are slimming when out onthe town;
But on a true hiker, they'll never befound.

03-14-2015, 13:23
Ode to Gray and Green

In the forest dark and deep,
from time to time there walks a creep.

And whether he looks up or down,
my gray tent will not be found.

Some will say that is paranoid,
But why take chances and risk the void?

But grey is good for more that,
As is my green baseball hat.

Those colors are good most every place,
Especially so to "Leave no Trace".

The exception might be that time of year,
when the towns all out to get a deer.

03-14-2015, 13:34
Oh, that's nice RickB. Good job. Any more out there?

03-14-2015, 15:30
Roses are red, violets are blue.
I wear brown, so I look like a tree.

Sandy of PA
03-15-2015, 09:08
Its camo for me, I don't want you to see, when I stop to pee.