Home Part 2

This concept of “home” just got a little more interesting. Perhaps the word dynamic is better. Yeah, dynamic! Considering camp is now my home, I am much more interested in what other people are doing. How are they camping, what equipment or gear can I see, how are they doing meals, handling inclement weather, all…

EveryBody

We all have one. A body, that is. I mean, we would not be US without it. Our body is our package, something to hold all this blood and guts and bones. A container, if you will. Each part of it has a function, whether we use it at present or not. Some of these…

Camping for All

I want to take these moments to talk about the various ways we camp. At least that I am aware of in the United States. What I have seen, heard, talked about, learned from others. Anyone thinking about an extended road trip, or who wants to spend more time exploring the out of doors, may…

Mink Lake – Olympic National Forest

What I could not capture in a photo, or record in a video, was the silence and the sounds of the water and the forest. After my heartbeat slowed down, on the downhill trek back, I started to notice. Additionally, the awesome power of mother nature was all around. In this environment, trees die, are…

Bumble

That’s what I am doing. Stumbling and bumbling along. I nearly lit my face on fire the other morning, my feet are freezing, I cannot find my other socks, I keep forgetting to wash my face, my nose is always cold, and my hair supply bag with hair bands, clips, and headbands broke open. My…

A Place Called Home

I have been thinking a lot lately about home. People are stunned when I tell them I will not have one for a while. That I am selling mine. That my tent will be that place I call home. This also causes me anxiety, tightens my chest and shortens my breath. Knowing that I will…

Last night I talked with the moon…

The rays of light woke me from my sleep. It was the moon. It’s brightness calling me. It’s light bringing me gently out of my deep slumber. It’s voice had a message I needed to hear.  The moon reminded me of hope. Hope as the light in the dark, the warmth in the cold, the…

I Am Tired

I’m tired. Of this life I lead, this box I am in. I’m tired. Adjusting my mood, always lifting my chin. I’m tired, Of the job, the people, the places I see. They know not any other way to be. The repetition and routine drive me insane, Am I in hell or some alternate plane?…