New Discovery (short post)

14 09 2010

I like hammock camping. I prefer it, you could say. Have had a chance to borrow a friend’s hammock over the summer, and wow. It’s so much better than a tent. I’m definitely gonna have to get my own. Hopefully soon, my buddy’s not gonna let me borrow his indefinitely. Will let you know when I finally get mine.


Just Another Off Topic Post… or Am I Nocturnal

20 07 2010

This is a repost from one of my other blogs. The original post can be found here, but it’s exactly the same here… so there’s not really a point.

Are there truly nocturnal people? I don’t know… I seem to be one, but I could be among a very small number of people. I function terribly on a daytime schedule; and, to keep one, I have to rely heavily on caffeine. This has led to an addiction to caffeine–I’m trying to quit, but it’s not easy.

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My Travel Style

17 07 2010

I have recently discovered that I do well with a minimalist travelling style. I pack only a few clothes that can be interchanged with each other. I’m fine with wearing garments again as long as they don’t smell. I pack a notebook, a pen, and sometimes my laptop. I pack minimal toiletries. And–and–I do this all in one backpack. And I still have room for some food, water and a first-aid/survival kit for if I’m going on a hiking trip or feel I’m traveling in such a way that I would need them.

I also prefer slow travel. Like walking or biking from town to town and staying a night or two, or camping between towns. I’m okay with travel by car… if we stop often. I do not like airplane travel, unless I have to cross an ocean or get across country faster than I could otherwise travel… and even then I don’t like it, it’s just a necessary evil.