Baloo

It is customary, whilst out on one of the long thru hikes, to be assigned a “trail name”. I am now known as Baloo. One of my friends out here saw me having a good back rub up against a tree and mentioned that I looked like the bear from the Jungle Book film. The “bare necessities” song came up also, due to the size of my pack, and it was all over…

LYRICS

Look for the bare necessities

The simple bare necessities

Forget about your worries and your strife

I mean the bare necessities

Old Mother Nature’s recipes

That brings the bare necessities of life

Wherever I wander, wherever I roam

I couldn’t be fonder of my big home

The bees are buzzin’ in the trees

To make some honey just for me

When you look under the rocks and plants

And take a glance at them fancy ants

And then maybe, well, try a few

The bare necessities of life will come to you

Looking for the bare necessities

The simple bare necessities

Forget about your worries and your strife

I mean the bare necessities

That’s why a bear can rest at ease

With just the bare necessities of life

5 thoughts on “Baloo

  1. What a great name and the lyrics to Bare Necessities sum up your situation pretty accurately too. Was wondering what name would find you. Keep on truckin’ Baloo!

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