grant_p: (Default)
This is actually a pre-written note as I did it when my internet was dicey, and it will be posted in a moment when it works (connections aren’t the best up here).  I officially in no way regret updating some of my personal equipment that hadn’t been changed, in some cases, since before I was actually born.  For example, my old compass was something my father used in the 60’s and it no longer pointed.  I replaced it with a really nice Cammenga during my last birthday, which was very useful this weekend when no one’s cell-phone based GPS worked properly (all we had to do was know which face of the mountain we were on, too…).  My little ham radio again got out a signal when cells didn’t work.  Last time I was out in town with Richard we popped by a outdoors shop where I got some waterproof notepads, which saved the day when we were hunting salamanders in a downpour, same for putting a space pen refill in my stainless steel monster pen (I’m not replacing it, it’s just about indestructible, but for a ballpoint pen it’s the refill that makes the difference).  The best update was the waders that Mom said I needed after a snake incident, she was right, they were wonderful, and I plan to use them again to scout out the parts of the swamp where you can’t walk normally.  My shoes are still dry a few days into this!

Tomorrow I will wrap up my activities here and head back.  I wound up having to take my own car unexpectedly, but just last weekend my battery died which caused me to replace it, BEFORE I did all this.  The timing really worked in my favor.
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.


grant_p: (Default)

December 2016

11 121314151617

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Oct. 19th, 2017 12:40 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios