First there was a Man. Then a Woman. Then in quick succession, two cats, a confused dog beast, and two kids. I stay at home with them. I'm the Man

Monday, August 13, 2012

Camping Checklist

Tent and rainfly? Check

Sleeping bags and bedding? Check

Food (and beer) stuffs packed and prepared to be loaded into cooler first thing in the morning? Check

Clothes and toiletries? Check

Games, cards, books and other rainy day necessities? Check

Take the dog out for a walk at 12:30 am before going to bed and watch helplessly as she gets nailed in the face and chest by a skunk while you're only 4 steps from your back gate? Fucking check.

Skunk spray is yellow and has a very strong chemical smell to it up close. We used a combination of wd-40 sprayed right on her fur and a solution made of 1qt 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup of baking soda, and a teaspoon of dawn dish detergent.

It seems to have worked after 3 applications. I am now drinking. Thank goodness my wife heard me screaming--tragically ineffectively--outside at the dog right below our bedroom window and got up to check on us.

Fucking skunk even tried to scamper away and my moron dog just couldn't let her. Wish us luck on our camping trip. Maybe she'll get eaten by a bear.



  1. Perhaps you should pack something stronger than beer? This is my worst camping nightmare, so I apologize for the guffaws coming out of my mouth. I'm headed out with pup in tow next week... hope my camping trip has a better start than yours... although with my luck I'm sure to get payback for laughing at your misfortune.

  2. Yep, I'm with Paula. Since we no longer have a dog I'm not sure what type of payback to expect for my hysterical laughter. Enjoy the great outdoors {shudder}.

  3. Lesson learned: NATURE IS THE ENEMY.

  4. The drinking actually makes the stink less noticeable, or so I've heard. Have fun on the trip. I just got back from mine.

  5. Wow. Why go camping when you have all that wildlife right in your own backyard?


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