ultralight hiking advice

You Never Know When Your Number’s Up.

It does no good though to tippy toe through life so you safely arrive at death. We stroll our 10,000 daily steps somewhere in the forests around here (in this case just behind Yinnar). There had been a fair bit of rain which had created this pretty little waterfall just as a backdrop for my …

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This site lists posts below in order of popularity ie how many ‘clicks’ each has received, but I have a different list. Here is a collection of my posts according to how important I think they were. Some of them you may have never seen (for the above reason). Some will have links which lead …

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You Will Not Live Forever:

I know, I know…but I have tried being old for quite a while now (I am over my 2/3 century); it’s not all it’s hyped up to be, so I decided to do something about it! Turn back the clock time! For more than a year now I have been working at shedding that unnecessary …

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We Can Choose to do Anything:

We can choose to do anything. The corollary: we can do anything we choose. This is a priori. Truth. Though many people find it hard to choose, choosing instead the mob. (Horace: ‘odi profanum vulgus et arceo’ = ‘I deplore the vulgar throng & put it from me’). There is this other truth: Many of …

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Don’t jeopardise safety for lightness!

Mathoms In Your Pack: We are all always trying to lighten our load, searching for those unnecessary items which would best be left at home, but it would be unwise to jeopardise safety for lightness. A case in point: for over twenty years I carried an elastic bandage and a cotton sling in my pack, …

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In Troy, Achilles delivers this line:

‘I’ll tell you a secret, something they don’t teach you in your temple. The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now, and we will never be here again.’ http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2012/09/19/5-reasons-why-being-immortal-would-suck/?singlepage=true