Wyoming October 06, 2018
9 Undying Habits That Prove You Can Never Take Wyoming Out Of The Wyomingite
Life in Wyoming is a little different than life anywhere else, and when you grow up here, a few childhood habits stick around forever. Read a few undeniable Wyoming habits below and see if they’re a part of your lifestyle, too.
1. Keeping the doors unlocked.
Why bother locking the door? Fishing for keys is a nuisance - even if your neighbors are close enough to come bother you, nobody around here messes with anyone else.
2. Constantly scanning the bar ditch.
Pronghorn, mule deer and elk like to appear in front of your car at the worst possible moment. Wyomingites are always scanning the sides of the road for a daredevil deer looking to play chicken with their truck.
3. Keeping your car trunk full... of everything.
Winter can appear out of nowhere, so Wyomingites pack their trunks full year-round. Coats, sweaters, socks, blankets, t-shirts, water, snacks... we've got pretty much anything you'd need right behind our back seat.
4. Carrying bear spray.
When you live in bear country, it becomes a quick habit to pack a can of this stuff whenever you're going to stray from your car.
When all your highways look like this, how could you not speed? Chances are if you get stuck behind someone in "traffic", it's a Greenie coming to ruin your day.
6. Leaving the car on
Turning a car off for even a few minutes while you run into the store means getting back in to a freezing cold vehicle. Skip the shivering and just let it run... you'll only be a minute, anyway.
7. Avoiding crowds.
We live out here because we'd rather have our space, thank you very much.
8. Dressing in layers.
30 degree temperature swings are the norm in Wyoming, and our wind can pick up out of nowhere. If you've only got one layer of clothes on, you'll realize your mistake immediately.
9. Packing heat.
It's pretty much a given that in any Wyoming town, there are more guns than people. With a huge number of concealed carry and open carry permits issued, guns are about as common as socks out here. Once you're used to having a gun on your hip, you'll feel naked without it.
Does all this sound familiar to you? Sounds like you were born to be here, out west! While you’re feeling some Wyoming pride, check out
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