It is nice to be outdoors and in nature, but it is even more pleasureable with comedy. You can enjoy nature and the scenery more. If you can make someone else laugh, that’s the real kicker. It feels good to make someone laugh. The feeling is heart felt. If you bring a smile to someone’s face, then you are valuable and useful. Because of the emotion you create from the joke, you, your friends, and family are more likely to remember an outdoor adventure.
For instance, if you are all out kayaking, you fall into the water, get bit by a minnow and then swim like a bat out of hell and scramble back onto the boat and then a minnow pops up out, everyone will laugh, guaranteed. You may not remember the instance fondly a year from now, but you will chuckle about the experience eventually at one point or another. It’s not healthy to hold grudges against minnows. You laugh and then move on with life.
Also, I need to mention that I did not come up with these jokes on my own. I try my best on my own, but it helps to have the best already available so I compiled a list from separate articles into this piece. To them, I say thank you. Without their funny bones, this article wouldn’t have been possible. You can find the links to their articles below.
Without further ado, I give you Hiking, Camping, and Backpacking Jokes and Puns to Make You ROFL. With these jokes in hand, you will be sure to be doing stand up in New York in no time flat.
Let’s get started.
My Top 5 Tips to Become Instantly Funnier
Often the best jokes you tell to your friends and family are the ones you come up with yourself. They are more genuine. People appreciate the real and honest. It resonates more and touches the heart. They will remember you better because of it.
1. Three is the First Start of a Pattern
The human brain is designed to recognize patterns. It sticks in people’s minds. Three is just the start.
2. Aim to Be Fun over Funny
People can laugh, but they can also smile. If I tell you that you’re beautiful (and YOU ARE), then you are going to smile. That makes you feel good inside. Often comedy comes from the subconscious. It’s organic.
3. You Can Find Funny in the Pain
If you are backpacking a lot, then you know there is a lot of pain. Blisters destroy your soles. Bugs bite your back and make bumps. Sunshine pinkens the skin. “Look, I’m the Pink Panther,” you might say. It is important to roll with the pain and laugh. Life becomes a lot easier that way.
4. Show Your Joke, Don’t Just Tell It
Your voice can be a powerful tool on stage, but you also go far when you act out your jokes. If I make fun of you for your blistered feet feet from backpacking on stage, I will mime slip off my boot and socks, grab my foot, and jump up and down in pain while making a witty comment. It takes your pain and put it in a different context.
5. Jokes Work Because of the Element of Surprise
If you have ever played peekaboo with a baby, then you know all about the element of surprise. A baby’s face lights up like a Christmas tree when they see your face again. They give the high-pitched laugh like they were never going to see you again but then you came back and they were caught off guard and not expecting it.
Hiking Jokes to Tell on the Trail
Hipsters tend to stick to hiking back country rivers. They’re less mainstream.
There’s a new waterproof membrane that’s also trying to stop climate change. It’s called Al Gore-Tex.
I bought a new pair of hiking boots from a drug dealer. I’m not sure what he laced them with but I’ve been tripping all day.
I came across two talking stones while I was out hiking. One was big but shy. The other was a little boulder.
I told my mate not to go hiking with a serial killer – or at least not on the same walking route as me. In the end he took the psychopath.
When he said he was an experienced trail runner, I didn’t realise he meant he trailed behind everyone else.
We were determined to carry on our hike around the lake, come hill or high water.
If my friends ask my plans for today’s hike, I’ll summit up nicely.
Went trail running with a famous Hollywood actor called Christopher the other day, but I can’t remember his last name. “Walken?” asked my friend. “No. As I’ve said already, we were trail running.”
Camping Humor Sure to Make You a Happy Camper
Q: Can a frog jump higher than an average tent?
A: Of course, an average tent can’t jump!
A deer hunter asked his Pastor if it was a sin to hunt on Sunday. “From what I hear about your aim,” said the Pastor, “It’s a sin for you to hunt any time.”
Q: What’s another name for a sleeping bag?
A: A nap sack
Q. What is the color of the wind?
If you ever get cold while camping, just stand in the corner of a tent for a while. They’re normally around 90 degrees.
Q: What do you call a camper without a nose or a body?
After a night of camping the Lone Ranger woke to see his tent blown away by a tornado. He looked at his dog and said, “Tonto, we’re not in canvas anymore.”
A dog goes into a camping store and buys a tent. The cashier says, “You don’t see a dog in here buying a tent very often.” The dog says, “At these prices, I’m not surprised.”
Longer Jokes to Tell around the Campfire
A man walks out of his tent one day and sees a fox in the tree in front of his campsite. He calls animal control and about an hour later a man shows up with a ladder, a pit bull, and a shotgun. The animal control employee tells the man, “I’m here to get the fox out of your tree. I’m going to use this ladder to climb up the tree and shake the branch the fox is on to knock him to the ground. The pit bull is trained to attack anything that falls from the tree.”
The man says “Okay, I see what the ladder and the pit bull are for but what is the shotgun for?”
The animal control employee says, “Oh, that’s for you. In case I fall out of the tree instead of the fox, shoot the dog.”
Teacher: “If I gave you 2 tents and another 2 tents and another 2, how many would you have?”
Teacher: “No, listen carefully… If I gave you two tents, and another two tents and another two, how many would you have?”
Teacher: “Let me put it to you differently. If I gave you two apples, and another two apples and another two, how many would you have?”
Teacher: “Good. Now if I gave you two tents, and another two tents and another two, how many would you have?”
Teacher: “Johnny, where in the heck do you get seven from?!”
Johnny: “Because I’ve already got a freaking tent!”
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine, they laid down for the night, and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend.
“Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.” Watson replied, “I see millions and millions of stars.” “What does that tell you?” Watson pondered for a minute. “Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?”
Holmes was silent for a minute as he looked around, then spoke. “It tells me that someone has stolen our tent.”
While sitting around a campfire, a boy asks his father, “Dad, are bugs good to eat?” “That’s disgusting. Don’t talk about things like that over dinner,” the dad replies. After dinner the father asks, “Now, son, what did you want to ask me?” “Oh, nothing,” the boy says. “There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone.”
If you like to camp and would like to not go “ROFL” around the campfire, then you might benefit from a chair. In one of my previous articles, you can learn all about the best lightweight folding camping chairs. You are sure to be quite comfortable by the end of the article.
Backpacking Jokes to Knock Your Socks Off
Have you heard the story about the hill? I couldn’t get over it.
My mate was annoying me on our camping trip so I told him to take a hike.
Really the difference between hill and hell is just a fine line.
The trees asked me if I could see the forest for them, but I told them that’s not how eyes work. I can’t see the forest for the trees.
Getting to the top of the hill was great fun but it was all downhill from there.
Did you hear about the backpacker who broke his left leg and left arm? He’s all right now.
Q: If you have 5 tents in one hand and 3 sleeping bags in the other, what do you have?
A: Big hands.
Q: How do trees access the internet?
A: They log in.
Q. what do you call a bear with no teeth?
A. A gummy bear
One time I got into an argument with a girl inside a tent. It was a terrible place for an argument, because you can’t look cool when you walk out and slam the flap.
Q: What is a tree’s favorite drink?
A: Root beer.
Three backpackers were walking in the woods and came upon tracks. The first one said, “Look, it’s deer tracks.” The second one said, “No, it’s wolf tracks” and before the third one could answer, they got hit by a train.
One backpacker was on one side of the river and there was another backpacker on the other side of the river. One backpacker yells to the other backpacker, “How do you get to the other side?” and the other backpacker yells back, “You are on the other side!”
Are You Going to Get Outside this Week?
Well you should now be all set to go. All of these jokes helped to reduce my anxiety and I hope they made you feel better about life too. If you want to really enjoy the context of these jokes (and I do ask you do so), then head on over to AllTrails.com. You can be sure to find a trail near you that you haven’t tried out. So what do you say? Are you going to get outside this week?
If you have any thoughts, questions, or think I missed anything, do not hesitate to comment below and please share the article. Thank you so much and I hope you make it a great day!