How would you know if you have sambar fever?
Its 2am in the morning, and ive just pulled up in Tarago State Forest, strapped on my tree stand and pack to my back, grabbed my bow and started the hike in to a spot that i know holds sambar to climb a tree and wait for first light.
Im wearing a supposedly 'breathable' and waterproof camo jacket, its winter and by the time i reach the tree i find im soaked in sweat!
Yep, the 'breathable' jacket was anything but breathable....i dont have a spare shirt, i climb the tree, get setup and my body temperature starts to drop...so too does the completely soaked shirt.
Im cold, very cold, i start shivering as the time seems to go so slowly, i beg for the morning sun to break through the trees and give me a little love, i wont go home, yet my mind is telling me that this is horrific and stupid, im so cold i cant bear it, yet i stay....at 10 am i climb down, pack up and hike out, yep, i have sambar fever.
Ive been clean now for months, work took me away and i havent much returned, i must say, my mind constantly returns though, what if they did come past, just one more sit.
Ive got a few more, but im interested in hearing yours if you know what i mean.