Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Loosing Things

The morning after the wooded zero, I repacked my rucksack twice looking for things.  First, it was for my journal then for my tent stakes.  Later, I paniced as I went over the VT/NH bridge fearing I left my SPOT at the shelter.  I even made contingency plans to try to get it without hiking 11 miles back the way I came.  Most recently, I left two tent stakes behind.

Routine is the way I prevent loosing things out here.  Everything has a place in the pack.  Everything has a place in camp.  It's when the routine gets up set that things go missing.  Most of the time loss of something is only temporary.  I'll find it because I didn't remember to place it in that spot instead placing it elsewhere.

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