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Oct 11, 2010
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I tend to just fall backwards. Awkwardly get up. Explain I'm one clumsy kid. Shrug my shoulders. Then walk away with confused faces/laughter behind me. Alex Oenes
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I was once asked if i was going paragliding as I walked through the woods underneath the cliff. I of course exclaimed Hell yeah. Erboutitman
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i tell people it is for mountain biking and just keep walking up the trails. (without a bike) usually they say "oh, i get it" thomas ellis
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Russian backpack or... g.b.s.p. (gay butt-sex pad). Helldorado
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Jul 7, 2011
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On a trip a few years back I was walking through Joshua Tree with two male friends and a female friend. About four or five different groups of people asked us what our pads were for and initially we tried to give accurate descriptions for the use of a crash pad. With each group our answers got shorter and shorter as we were just trying to get on our way to climb.

After about the fourth or fifth group our lady friend juts in and says "I am getting gang banged by these three young men. Would you like to join?"

The look on the hikers' faces were priceless.
Muff
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Jul 7, 2011
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Muff wrote:
On a trip a few years back I was walking through Joshua Tree with two male friends and a female friend. About four or five different groups of people asked us what our pads were for and initially we tried to give accurate descriptions for the use of a crash pad. With each group our answers got shorter and shorter as we were just trying to get on our way to climb. After about the fourth or fifth group our lady friend juts in and says "I am getting gang banged by these three young men. Would you like to join?" The look on the hikers' faces were priceless.


Best one yet!
sunder
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Aug 3, 2011
EJH wrote:
My buddy and I were hiking around in Sequoia National Park one summer. Me with a pad and a brush on a painters pole. My friend had a light rack in a backpack with some gear hanging off the back. After bouldering for the day we popped out onto the trail in front of a big group of tourists. One rather large guy asked loudly "What'd yall doing with that stuff?" After pondering for a minute I told him we were hired by the National Park Service to hike through the forrest and clean the moss off the trees, except on the north sides. That way if you get lost, you'll know which way north was. We continued on our way and overheard him say to the group, "That sounds like a lot of work."


clever...you have my vote
Joshua1979
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Aug 23, 2011
Ah, haha, this happened to me today. I shot them an intense glare, bore my teeth and said, "It's a lounging mechanism". Best thing I could come up with in the time, but they didn't ask anything else ;) joesulik
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Iphone carrying case.

Have said this to people many times expecting them to know I am joking but they never seem to.
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Dec 23, 2011
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Iphone carrying case.


................like.
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May 2, 2016
To get the ideas going again: When People Ask What Your Crash Pad is: 10 Responses Liz Haas
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Classic thread. We've all been there... Alex Bury
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Liz Haas wrote:


Oh no Liz is pimping her blog again.. Sorry Liz had to write it before some other jackass came along. I enjoyed the list. Keep up the great writing!

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portable sex platform Joe Cappiello
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Sex pad is the classic but it's played out. I like 'iPhone case'.... Alex Bury
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I think I'll start using "Bigfoot trap. We're what you would call Yeti wranglers". Matt Nottingham
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May 8, 2016
Back in the day, we used to love telling the tourons in Yosemite Valley that it was a bed. If the person asking was a hottie, we might add, "Want to try it out?"


The one about the moss on the trees in Kings Canyon is way better...
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Portable sex device..... Walter Galli
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