Saturday, August 11, 2007

Lessons from backpacking

Three things I learned from our backpacking trip this week:

1) Sock liners are awesome! I will never hike without sock liners ever again for as long as I live.

2) GPS + UTM overlaid on Topo = Awesome; Locating your position to the nearest 20 meters in the wilderness is empowering. Universal Transverse Mercator is far superior to Latitude/Longitude. Believe it!

3) It is harder than I imagined to make an axe out of a rock and a stick. I can tie a rock to a stick, but when I try to cut some wood, I just cut the cord I used to attach the rock to the stick. Woe was me.


Blogger warm fuzzy said...

I feel you could master #3 if you watch enough Man Versas Wild.

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