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Monday, October 24, 2011

Press the "Reset" Button

For a very long time, I've done less with more and it's time for a change.

I've been playing with some of my oldest gear in the past few days and I'm thinking about changing it up for the sake of change and to show that I can still do it with some minimal, inexpensive gear.

Will that draw me out? I don't know for sure but a change could have a positive impact while doing nothing surely will lead to more of the same...silence, the occasional post, and little else.

I need to hunt, I need to hike, and I need to camp.

I got a couple of wool blankets from Robert at The Canteen Shop today along with some other gear and it got me thinking about walking away from my synthetics and ultra-lightweight gear for a while just to prove something to myself.

My plan is to cut the cost of items to a minimum with a couple of notable exceptions--cutlery related.

Come along with me and let's see how it goes...

Thanks for reading,


B

3 Comments:

At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive started to do the same,ive got so much tied up in gear,but going minimal is so much fun,i know my kids love it,as for knives i feel like you,but i tell you im even having tons of fun on ebay buying butcher knives and cleaning them up ,,matts knives i consider old too lol,i guess i had so much i had nowhere to go so im starting over and in the process im remembering why i started this journey ,,,BECAUSE ITS FUN,,good luck hunting this year and all the best to you and yours

 
At 2:09 PM, Blogger sam_acw said...

I certainly get where you're coming from on this. Some items are quality, some expensive and some effective. Not everything is all three!

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger Halfhippie.com said...

Reminds me of a "hobbit's weekend" I took last (Yes waving the nerd flag here)... Went out into the woods with just a bedroll, a knife, a canteen, and a loaf of hard bread. Man was I hungry, but it pressed the reset button alright. Love to hear about your adventure.

 

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