How to Hash



Hash Terms:

Some of the Terms used at the Hash that may be foreign to hash virgins.

 Are You? A plea for help. A Hound who is not on the trail and wants to know if anyone else is. The reply should be either CHECKING, LOOKING or ON ON.
Check A cunning trap to put the hounds off the trail and slow them down, it also enables back runners to catch up.
Down Down The act of consuming a full tankard of beer in one or less gulps. If you do not get it down the balance should be poured over your head – or down your pants. Newcomers, leavers, celebrators, and anyone else who deserves it can be invited to do a down down.
 False trail (Falsie) Usually found after a check. A false trail can be of any length, depending on the level of nastiness of the hare. If you find it, go back to the check and look in another direction. Note: Falsies are seldom or never come across by the back runners, and are employed mainly to keep the FRBs from not getting to the beer too early.
FRB Also known as front running bastards, they are those silly people who run on a hash.
Hare The person who lays the trail. They are totally responsible for any cock-ups which occur and are therefore, eligible to receive the wanker of the week award.
Hash Cash The Hash treasurer who is usually BUSY financing his mistress, new car, next holiday etc etc ect with misappropriated Hash funds.
Hash Horn It’s usually an old hunting horn or military bugle used to rally the pack or as signal pointer for the back markers. It may also be a rare occurrence for most Hashmen.
Mismanagement The complete group of incompetents who are responsible for the order or disorder of the Hash.
Beer Bitch Also known as the Beer Meister. The person responsible for keeping the Hash supplied with ice cold piss every week.
Hash Mash This is the food that the Hare has arranged to go with your beer. This can vary from a veritable gastronomic feast to victuals that could not readily be described as animal, mineral or vegetable.
Hash Thrash A good smash-up party, held as often as possible and up to 365 times a year.
Hound Anyone who follows the Hare. They pay their weekly dues – If they don’t – they have Hash Cash chasing them.
HWOD The term for Hashmen Without Dicks – female Hashers
Looking A call that is made when the trail has been lost and the pack is searching for it. This is not used when you are on a check and are looking for new trail.
ON ON Called during the run when you are on the trail. The call markings the rear runners who may not be able to see the front runners but at least can hear them.
On In The end of the trail and the start of the debauchery.
SCB Short Cutting Bastard. To be a successful SCB requires great skill and cunning. A SCB has to try to make it appear that they have run the whole trail when in fact they have only done about half of it.
Wanker of the Week A weekly award made for some particularly nasty effort. It could be either good or bad. The award is held until someone else does better or worse.
Hare Raiser A member of the mismanagement who tries to organize the hares and inform the other members of the date, venue and hares of upcumming runs.

Trail Markings:

(Trail Markings are laid with a bio-degradable material such as Street Art Chalk or Flour)

A Dot is a trail marker showing the location of the trial.
An Arrow indicates which direction to go useful for road and intersection crossings or areas which the hounds may get confused.
A Falsie indicates that the Hare hates you and you need to turn back and search for the true trail after the last check.
Which Way indicates that the trail splits this could show two different routes or one true trail and one falsie.
This symbol forces the hounds to wait for a partner to proceed. The two hounds must link arms and skip With Partner until the next trail indicator is seen and the hounds have shouted, “ON-ON!”
Be careful is used to alert hounds to areas of danger and to proceed with caution.
A circle with dots indicates a Check, Checks are placed to allow time for slower hounds to catch up. The dots in the center of the check indicate how many possible trails are within 50 meters of the check.
A Song Check is different from a standard check in that it indicates that in order to proceed a group of hounds must sing a song of their choosing and generally has no falsies attached to it.
A Wrong Way arrow is useful to indicate to hounds that they are going the wrong way and need to backtrack on the trail to find the right direction.
Indicates Tue Trail until the next check or ON-IN.
The Beer Near symbol shows that a Beer Check is very Near and
The Beer Check symbol indicates that’s it time for what hashing is all about.
ON-IN represents the end of the trail and the hounds may proceed to the circle area for beer and debauchery.