I read a lot of outdoor themed magazines and books for several reasons. Mostly it’s for pure enjoyment. I can imagine myself hunting mountain goat, elk, bear, deer or anything else the story centers on. While I consider it a gift, a lot of people consider my ability to mentally insert myself into a story just a little strange.
As a result of inserting myself deeply into a story, I often wonder if I actually did some of the things I wrote about. Or, maybe I’m just living someone else’s adventure. Then again, it could be simple plagiarism.