Step 1: Assess the terrain
Step 2: Choose your bananas
Step 3: Prepare the ground
In our case, there was a pig hole right next to the tree, so the pig ate most of the yummy ripe ones. We picked up the rest.
My mom is much smaller than this hole. She's checking out the giant pig tracks with her little sickle. Hawaiian wild boars are black, hairy, and very tasty. They also make great pets if you can teach them fear, which they don't know instinctively.
My mom is also wearing tabis ("tobbies"), the Japanese reefwalkers fishermen use. These are great for muddy hikes or crossing streams. They cost $25 in your local Japanese fishing store.