Do not go crazy making a backpacking gear list. Choose wisely. If you are a beginner, take short trips on safe trails you are familiar with. Go on some overnights in good weather on a trail you know well. Stay close to home and within cell phone communication range. Your standard gear should include a satellite messenger in case you get in trouble. That should go with you on every trip, and you should always have fresh batteries in it. I am all for triple redundancy for safety items, but backpacking is all about weight and quality gear.
Take your time and only get the best gear you have thoroughly researched. It has to survive field use in all kinds of conditions. Some experienced backpackers like to camp in all four seasons. (more…)
Of course Christmas is half of the year away, but I have started to think about what I am going to do this year. Last year I made something of a mess of the Christmas shopping, because I procrastinated and did not get my ducks in a row. I have to figure out what I want to get Amy first of all and the thing that I have in mind is to buy her something that is unique. I know that most fine jewelry is really just cookie cutter type things. If you buy the wife something from one of these shops, she is quite likely to run into another woman wearing the exact same thing. (more…)
At first, I did not really like the idea of manipulating Instagram, or any social media for that matter, but I have recently come around to the idea, just because our social media accounts are so important to the way that we are trying to find need customers these days. Of course, there is also the fact that pretty much everyone is doing it. Politicians blatantly do it. So I would like to find a way to buy real Instagram likes for a good price in order to make our Instagram look better than it really is. I don’t feel like that is that much of a deception when everyone is doing. But I need to stop thinking about the moral side of the issue. (more…)
I am in this class that is on modern art, or whatever the period is that includes Picasso. I get confused about art terms and “post-modern” and all of that. Seems like a bit of nonsense if you ask me. Modern is modern as far as I am concerned. Anyway I have to do this presentation on Pablo Picasso. I want to learn more about him to do a good job. I am checking out a site to learn more about Picasso and it looks pretty promising so far. I know that he was really important in the history of art and that he did a lot of things to bring art into the modern age. (more…)