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I once bought a sleeping pad for my camp trips, that was in 1978, and I still use the same pad now for 35 years. I will most likely die on it if I am not working and renting like this year. I am thankful Patsy,my land owner for living in this trailer, my home these last 4 months with 1-2 more.
. I plan to stay quite a while if possible . In 2 1/2 months tho I am going to stop working until summer again 2014. But by those two and a half months, I will have saved enough to live here by paying rent, but instead of going to work I am going to travel with either my bike or my backpack and be gone at times for a couple weeks, but usually 1 day to 8 nights, camping and being myself instead of an employed worker.
I want to see and learn about Sh*t as much as I can in this one lifetime, cause I think if there truely is a heaven then it will be like Eden before the fall of Adam and Eve, or when our first ancestors swam in the sea, or took the the air. Or slit away from the Big Bang, it all works out for me. Understand?
I feel I have been on a journey that started in my mothers Womb (THANKS MOM!) :) and has not quit, tho I have had and quit many a job, about 90 jobs(?) but have spent 97% of my time outdoors "Outdoors".
The most fasinating thing, even if I cant speel that word <<<, that I have ever done is swam with Hammerheads in the Black Lagoon off west Baja. Was snorkling and looked down 30 feet to the bottom where i was swimming and saw Hammerhead Sharks swimming down there, many of the hundreds it looked. But they were playing or something as they tore back and forth in slow smooth motion. Not a bit noticeable of me for dinner like a seal in water.
The worst thing that ever happened to me, might you ask? Hmmm, have to tink on that, let me see...being robbed of my touring bike after a 1000 mile bike ride across/around Alaska. I had planned to continue down the Canadian Rockies and end up back here in Utah, in this area I am in now. I ened up back here but with lots of free time under my belt.
Let me tell you this, I would rather watch a baby grizzly bear play with it mother Sow Grizz. But with awe and she has clue of me but knows I respect nature and her more than most everything in the universe, short of my part of nature, the like Les Stroud and Bear Gryyls roled in to one. I could if I really wanted to go and stay out dors the rest of my days (and nights by fires, moon glows, Moon Bows) maybe my flashlite in the darkest of rainstorms.
Anyway my sleeping pad Charlie, yeah I call it Charlie. Anyway we sleep in the tent or outside and it keeps me warmer off the ground and a wee bit insulated. My pad has allowed me to sleep anywhere practically.
So there you have it "MY REVIEW" of gear. My pad which maybe an antique when I am thru with it, 12 years from now when it is and I am 69 in 2025.
Hope by then the cars will be gone that use gas, maybe solar or something Mother Earth News like.
Tell me where will you be in 2025, age wise but not counting?
Oh, I am typing this in the middle of Robin Hood: Ghost of Sherwood
Have a good night and will post tomorrow or soon.