The Reason I Keep Band-aids in My Camera Bag

Saturday afternoon as soon as I got to Ridgefield, I cut my finger getting the big lens out of its case. There isn’t anything sharp in there so I’m not sure how I did it, but fortunately I keep a bag of band-aids in the front of my camera bag. It wasn’t a deep cut but was bleeding bright red blood, so I cleaned myself up before bleeding all over the lens.

I learned to keep the bandages in my camera bag a few years ago during my first visit to Yellowstone. On my first day on the first trail, as I got out of the car I reached into my camera bag and cut my finger. There wasn’t anything sharp in there so I’m not sure how I did it, but I had some band-aids in my first aid kit in my backpack. That night I bought a box of band-aids and have kept some in my camera bag ever since.

The thing is, I’ve not been able to figure out how I keep slicing my finger when there are no sharp objects to be seen. But on the way home from the refuge, it suddenly dawned on me. It’s so obvious I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before.

Invisible wolverines.



  1. Hello, Boolie-san. It is a mysterious story, something like the one we find in the novels of Haruki Murakami. (especially your conclusion) Please take care. 🙂

  2. I’ll have to give him a read once I finish up my Jane Austen book.

    The wolverines were kinder to me this morning, no bloodshed, but they did knock my lens cap off of my big lens, it fell so far under the car that I had to get down on my knees in the mud to get it.

    But I’ll take muddy knees over bloody fingers every time 😉

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