Wyoming December 20, 2018
If You Do These 9 Things Outside Of Wyoming, You May Get Some Strange Looks
Life in Wyoming is unlike life anywhere else. Once you’ve out here for long enough, you’ll end up with habits that might make you stand out when you travel outside of Wyoming. Are you guilty of getting strange looks when you’ve done any of the below?
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1. Carry bear spray.
It's a habit to have some with you most places in Wyoming — even if you're just getting out of the car for a quick stroll. When you try to bring bear spray on a hike in, say, Texas, you might get some strange looks.
2. Leave the car running.
Wyomingites leave their cars on a LOT, and that's not all that common out of state. We don't really have to worry about car thieves in the wild west, and it's pretty cold out here, so we let the engine run. Hey, even when our cars are in our driveways, chances are the keys are just hanging out on the front seat.
3. Get excited for Hotel Cable.
Lots of Wyomingites don't have cable — whether the reason is logistically, or financial. We aren't inside much to enjoy it, so it feels like a waste. And some of us really do live off the grid! When we travel out of state and stay in a hotel, getting excited about watching cable can draw some looks.
4. Walk around armed.
There are SO many places in America where you can't carry guns anymore, but you won't find many in Wyoming. Trying to travel across state lines with your weapon is something you've got to be careful with, though. Many states don't recognize out-of-state CCLs.
5. Camo everything.
Camo is just one step down from formal wear for Wyomingites, and we tend to go a little overboard with the stuff. We can't help it — it's truly a part of our culture by now.
6. Ride into town.
Here's a tip — those decorative hitching posts in cities across America are just that. Even if your horse ties well, you're bound to get some looks if you're riding into town.
7. Carry most of your possessions in the trunk.
Out here, getting stranded in your car is a real worry. With miles between cell phone towers and wild weather that changes in an instant, we've got to be prepared. Most of us keep half of our possessions in our trunks, from blankets to outfits, to pantry essentials. Can you believe other states would call that messy?
8. Leave the house without locking up.
No need to lock up here. Actually, I know someone who rented a rural apartment, and they weren't ever given keys. The landlord didn't have any, and never got them made, and it wasn't a big deal at all. Try living that way in New York City, and most of your stuff would be gone in a few hours.
9. Chow down on some bull balls.
Believe it or not, some people are too squeamish to snack on Rocky Mountain Oysters. Their loss!
Now, on the other hand,
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What else do you find is a tried-and-true Wyoming habit? Tell us in the comments below!