I'm a web developer/sysadmin/host (NERD TRIPLE THREAT!) and this is my attempt to write about...leaving the house. Sometimes. Like, to go backpacking. And take some pictures. And justify spending the money on all the gear WHY SO MUCH?!?
Feel free to write and complain.
I can hike a dozen miles with a 20lb pack through rain, roots and rocks but one uneven stretch of sidewalk and ASS OVER TEAKETTLE
I compose tweets while hiking alone in the forest. Just like #Thoreau.
The wife says I've been going on and on about wanting to get a drone.
The sixth taste for dogs is whatever slippers are made of
If you're like me, going out into the woods is pretty much all about not being bored. Since I don't
make forts DO BUSHCRAFT, I kinda need...something. So I load up the phone with books and shows and hope for the best. But the weight of all this media really makes the phone a pain to hold for longer than a few seconds (THIS IS JUST SCIENCE, PEOPLE).
Shock cord to the rescue.
Just tie two knots -- doesn't really matter what kind, just make them smaller loops than the size of your device (I wouldn't recommend doing this with a tablet, but you do you) so it will fit properly. Then I just hook the cord to my ridgelight like so:
It tends to want to twist horizontally, so I put my electronics pouch behind it and it keeps it in a good viewing position. You can adjust the verical orientation by positioning the knots -- just experiment (like in college)
Of course, you could just not take any electronics SHUT YOUR MOUTH SHUG NEEDS A CONTROL LINE PLANE SQUADRON WE CAN DO THIS PEOPLE
Location: Laurel Highlands, rt 271 parking lot to rt 30 shelter
Trail Distance: NO MILES FOR YOU COUNTING IS FOR CAMPERS (39.6 miles ytd)
Rain? -- no problem. Wet shoes? -- big deal. Cold? -- BRING IT.
Breezy tree blowing and train sounds? -- OH IT'S BEEN BROUGHTEN.
Man, I gotta get over being freaked out by the wind. Other than that, had a good pace and pretty easy terrain (despite the mud and wet).
Guess I'll go back to trying to grow a pair.
Cream of Wheat is a very Lovecraftian breakfast #eldritchhorror
Ever smack your elbow so hard your stomach hurt? I HAVE.