For most of human history we have moved across the surface of the Earth as more-or-less self-contained units. Rarely alone and generally with all the stuff we owned. Obviously, this was before the age of Consumption as a way of life.I love to see the details; the wash basin, table and chair, the little mirror... … Continue reading Car Camping – bathing in camp
I really love this illustration from one of my favorite authors, Mark Twain. An image of his mind while recounting his many adventures on the road and playing the self-critical and self-deprecating American. This is how my thoughts appear to me much of the time.
This is part of an ongoing theme to document travel and camping gear that has served me over the years. These will be mirrored on the Traveler's Gear page as I get them up. As a traveler, primitive technologist, peaceful survivalist, affected provincial, long-time Idler, and sometime field scientist I find the necessity for a … Continue reading Travel Essentials
It was great to escape the heat, dust, and chaos that is my normal life these days. Oregon was everything I hoped for and more. The Pacific air brought back many good memories and made me yearn again to live near this amazing coast. The weather was perfect, the water was cold, and the seafood … Continue reading Touring the Oregon Coast
Saw this posted on Facebook: The ultimate picnic bike. I like the fact that it is a bar on wheels but you could also pack i full of less fun stuff like food, tools, spare parts, or other flat goodies. There could be some cross-wind issues but the location is low and centered in the … Continue reading Bike Storage
I never really classed myself as a "nomad" when I was young and traveled a lot. It was more like I was just traveling to see things. I was fortunate. Though not wealthy, I was able to spend a lot of time in the American Midwest, camping and canoeing much of the Ozarks, bicycling southern … Continue reading American Nomads