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Does anyone else think the phrase "hike your own hike" is just a way of "politely" saying "f--- you, you're a moron for doing it the way you do it"?  

It's sort of a form of "whatever".  Translatable as:

"You gotta be kidding me?  Gimme a break, you do WHAT?  I would never do that, that's incredibly stupid.  But hey, it's a free [country] [world] [wildernness] [whatever], so go ahead, act like an idiot, what do I care."  

Or am I just having a bad day?
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I think you are having a bad day.   I have seen it used most often when someone comes in here judging others.  They will be told to HYOH and let others do the same.

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I haven't noticed anyone here being shy about speaking up when dangerous or damaging practices are the topic.  HYOH is not the term used.

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I haven't noticed anyone here being shy about speaking up when dangerous or damaging practices are the topic.  HYOH is not the term used.

Exactly.

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To me, HYOH is used in topics like the ax/hatchet question, where most of us said we would not bother with one while hiking, but it is truly up to each individual.

Experience sometimes is the best teacher.  I have no idea what works for most others.  GBH has a capacity to hike that I do not wish to mimic, not at this age anyway.  


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To me, HYOH has no negative connotation at all.  It simply means one should use whatever techniques and methods that works for them.  We're all different after all.  Simple as that.  When I use it I mean no offense and when it's directed at me, I take no offense.

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There can be more than one way of doing things. Hiking and backpacking included.  Filtering water, washing clothes, cooking a meal. HYOH just is an expression used to mean its your trip, your planning and your equipment and your own pace.
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There can be more than one way of doing things. Hiking and backpacking included.  Filtering water, washing clothes, cooking a meal. HYOH just is an expression used to mean its your trip, your planning and your equipment and your own pace.

+1  My dad's expression for more generalized situations is "there's more than one way to skin a cat".

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See it as an alternative to "agree to disagree". Meaning there's a slight tone of skepticism included but not outright judgemental condemnation.

Heck especially on a website there's close to never enough detail for outright condemnation. Like about that axe one: never say never.
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Actually HYOH is what you say when someone accuses you of being a moron for doing things differently than they do.
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I can't really remember "HYOH" being used in a negative or condescending tone. Always seemed pretty positive to me.

The closest it comes to that is how LB describes, when someone is ranting about how much of an idiot someone else is for bringing or not bringing some gear for some stated purpose. It's a fairly typical response to that, and applicable IMO.


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I like "there's more than one way to skin a cat," that's a gem from my childhood. "YMMV" is good too. Some people are just averse to disagreement, and the interwebs can appear to amplify what is just a different opinion. Frank Sinatra sang it, you might hear RangerSven say it, "I done it my way."

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I like "there's more than one way to skin a cat," that's a gem from my childhood. "YMMV" is good too. Some people are just averse to disagreement, and the interwebs can appear to amplify what is just a different opinion. Frank Sinatra sang it, you might hear RangerSven say it, "I done it my way."

One I'll always remember is a gem my youngest sister came up with when we were young.  "Everybody's taste buds taste different."   :D
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Did your sister play a lot of tonsil hockey?  :laugh:

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Whatever.

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I don't see it as a negative at all. My take is that everyone is different in their hiking styles, so hike the way you are most comfortable with. Be happy. Be safe. Have fun. Isn't that what hiking is all about?

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Yeah. AOTA (all of the above)

We are all different. I find, amazingly, that I am myself not the same person I was only ten years ago. We grow or we regress, we change, we change, we change.

Best to celebrate all that, and acknowledge how interaction among all the sparkling, living forms makes us better - and changed yet again.
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I always took it to mean "Do what makes you happy."
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Thanks for all the replies.  I feel a little uplifted by them.  Or maybe I'm just having a slightly better day.  

Some of your comments took me back to a book I read many many years ago, which was part of my "formative" experiences.  A basic theme, and regular quote, of the book was, "It's your trip, man."  

And so it is...
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I always see it as a positive, permission to be independent and choose your own way without judging others. My Dad was another of the "more than one way to skin a cat." Phrasing but my husband uses, "whatever melts your butter or floats your boat. "

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Ax/hatchet was one issue

Butter/margarine a whole different train wreck so just clarifying the butter. In the above quote it was definitely not margarine


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Ax/hatchet was one issue

Butter/margarine a whole different train wreck so just clarifying the butter. In the above quote it was definitely not margarine

Whatever blows your skirt up.

Seriously, who comes up with these sayings, anyway?
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Whatever
by The Statler Brothers

Whatever bangs your shutter,
Whatever melts your butter,
Whatever pops your corn
Or blows your horn.

Whatever peels your banana,
Whatever plays your piano,
Whatever, whatever mows your lawn,
Let's go on.

Whatever it takes to make it better...for you
Whatever it takes to make you happy, I'll do.
Whatever lights your candle,
Whatever turns your handle
Whatever, whatever fries your chicken.
Let's do a little pickin'

Whatever pops your pistol,
Whatever toots your whistle,
Whatever sails your boat
Or gets your goat.

Whatever plows your garden,
Whatever begs your pardon,
Whatever, whatever bakes your bread.
Go ahead.

Whatever you want you can always count on me.
Whatever you're needin' oh I will always be.

Whatever slays your dragon,
Whatever paints your wagon,
Whatever it takes to show your stuff,
That's enough.


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Or the rendition I heard from a preacher's daughter: "Whatever fires your missile."

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All this time I thought HYOH stood for : Haul Your Own Hooch!
As in: f_ _ _ you, Haul Your Own Hooch!
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