Tanks? You wanna talk about Tanks?
Son - there is a drought out there and there ain't no extra water. Many tanks are depressions ranchers have excavated to hold water for their cattle. Ranchers haul water in trucks and fill tanks for their cattle. Ranchers make their living from cattle drinking from their tanks and living and getting fat so that the ranchers can sell their cattle and make enough of a living to raise their family. If I am a rancher who has spent a fortune to buy a truck and buy water and truck it across God forsaken country to a tank to fill it so that my cattle can drink and my family can live and I see you taking my PRECIOUS water, I am gonna be very upset. I'll take my 12 gauge off the rack in my pickup and came to talk to you. I don't care that you are some "THRUHIKER" stealing water from my cattle! I just want to hear some sincerity in your voice and some plea for forgiveness for stealin' my family's water.
Son - there have been nights out in the wilderness when I would have paid more for an extra liter of water than some people pay for a bottle of Cristal Champagne. Plan your hike and make sure you have water where you need it without stealing water from a hardworking Rancher. Say AMEN. But if you need water, ain't no AZ Rancher who would deny it to you. He'll say God Bless You pilgrim, get back in his truck, put the 12 gauge away, give you some jerky and help you on your way.
Baudelaire? wasn't he some weird French poet dude? Bodie - We are gonne have to butcher your Frenchy name like we did to CharleyBoy in the Supes
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