ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

The Slice

Backcountry etiquette 101

Let's suppose you are hiking or camping far from the high-traffic trails and popular campgrounds.

And you come across some beer nestled in a chilly stream, possibly tethered to some vegetation next to the water.

Does the rule of “Finder's keepers” apply?

No, probably not. Chances are someone didn't want to lug that lager around and put it there to chill. Imagine how disappointing it would be to come back and find the much-anticipated bottles or cans gone.

However, there are exceptions.

You may assume that whoever placed the beer there won't be coming back for it if…

1. It's a six-pack of Falstaff. 2. The rusted cans are made of steel and lack pull-tab openers. 3. You can still read the “Freshness date” and it says “1991.”

Then the question becomes “Is this safe to drink?”

My advice would be to call Rich Landers, if there's cell service. He's married to a doctor.

www.robsbeercans.com 


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to The Slice

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on The Slice.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here