Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Eureka, Nevada
Hammock: Warbonnet Blackbird 1.7 Dbl & BBO
Tarp: WB Big Mambajama
Insulation: Minicel pad & SBag
Suspension: Warbonnet stock
When I was just 21 and freshly out of the service, I solo hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Donner Summit to Bishop California. I went slow and it took 23 days. I wanted to look and see the sights instead of just bore on from one point to the other.
At first I was really paranoid about meeting other folks on the trail as well as animals bigger than me.
About the third day on the treail I adopted a mindset that I was the predator. I'd look ahead for other hikers and upon seeing them I'd step behind a tree or rock and as they passed, I'd step out and scare the crap out of them.
I found that this tactic helped me overcome my uneasyness of being alone on the trail. I had just finished reading Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse and that inspired me to be the "Predator". Sounds silly now, but it really helped.
You're invited to visit my Blog: www.guideforgeezers.blogspot.com
"I Never knock on Death's Door. I Just ring the bell and run. He hates that"... Methusula
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Left Coast
Hammock: WBBB XLC 1.1 dbl/ Traveler 1.1 dbl
Tarp: Toxaway & Bullfrog
Insulation: Incubator & Burrow
Suspension: Adjustable Webbing
Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.
Earth First! We'll dirt bike ride the other planets later.