I just got back from a favorite river that runs through national forest land. I had been there a week earlier and had to bypass one section because a bunch of guys had set up a tent city right on the river, something not permitted in this area. I noticed smoke from several campfires at that time, even though it was mid day.
When I returned this weekend, I passed by the site on my way down river and was shocked at the devastation. In addition to a large amount of trash in the fire scars, a number of live trees had been senselessly hacked with an axe.
As I stared in shocked dismay, I noticed that the jokers had left their calling card on a felled tree.
It suddenly dawned on me that most of the beer cans I have hauled out of the backcountry have been light beer.
Bud Light- The king of beer for a-holes that litter
Busch Light- Head for the mountains, and leave your trash there...
I found an entire case in this firepit.
To their credit, I believe that Anheiser-Busch is aware of the propensities of it's drinkers. This is why at the end of their commercials, they always advise, "enjoy responsibly". In other words, if you are an axe-wielding maniac, don't desecrate a national forest while downing a case of their beer.
I got to wondering about why these jerks always drink light beer. I mean, if you don't give a d@mn about anyone or anything, do you really worry about those extra calories?
I have come up with two theories: (1)This beer choice is just a reflection of their bad taste in general. (2) For these clowns, every minute of their "backcountry experience" that they are not hacking things up or burning things down is spent with a beer in hand. The only way to maintain this constant state of inebriation without passing out is to choose a beer with very watery characteristics.
What are your thoughts?
Disclaimer: I'm not looking to start a flame war with light beer drinkers. If you are a somewhat environmentally conscious and nice person who drinks light beer because you are watching your weight, I've got no problems with you. I would counsel you though that Guinness has only 125 calories per 12 oz. I was just venting about a sad backcountry experience.