The Endless Gear Quest

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I’m live chating with an outdoor gear company right now.  I’m looking for a handheld GPS that I can load maps into and charge from a USB port.  I’m not sure if this exists.

They aren’t sure if this exists either…

I’m sitting here sipping Chai and looking forward to the day I can finally push my sailboat back in the ocean and crash along through the waves and get soaked with salt spray.  Once I get there I’ll probably be wet and miserable and ready to do anything for a warm cafe and a cup of Chai.  Such is life though eh?

Turns out it does exist.  Sort of.  For about $400… Continue reading

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Reassess, always.

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There’s a concept in wilderness survival and risk management.  Basically, if something about your situation or environment changes, and you don’t account for the change in your decision making, you get screwed.

When your plan is based on good weather, and then clouds role in, you need to reassess.  Maybe you turn back, maybe not, but the point is you have to stay open to change.  We make plans with the information we have so it’s only natural that a change in information might change your plans. Continue reading