It hasn’t happened often, actually only once a coupla years ago. Luckily I was doing a river day hike with 20 other hikers.
All of a sudden at 2pm or somewhere around there out of nowhere my gut dropped like an anchor into my bum in 2 millseconds. I stopped walking. My eyes were huge. I thought Whatdafuq? There’s millions of people all around me.
I pretended to do up my shoelace and wait for everyone to overtake me in the river. Luckily we were walking upstream.
The 2nd everyone was out of sight I dropped my pants right there in the river and went down and did my business.
I got away with it, thank heavens. It hasn’t hit me again like that before but it has always been on my mind since then. Hence I do not do hikes with too much food, and I also choose my food and snacks wisely. Not nibbling on a kilo of dried out fruit if you know what I mean.
Anyone else had Near death scares in the public and how did you handle it?