Lowering a Heavy Load

One of many uses for the Totem CRT … As a rigging plate for lowering a heavy load. For example, lowering two people; rescuer and patient. A Rapid Access Team traveling light with GriGri2, a tube device and a Totem … Read More

Elvis Cut My Hair

I went a few mornings without a mirror, walking around not knowing that my hair was a mess and sticking straight up. No wonder little kids and puppies were running away from me. LOL What I needed was a good … Read More

Packing Light

Traveling over the years I have learned one key to packing light is selecting attire that meets these criteria: (1) high quality and performance, (2) versatility, and (3) easy maintenance. With these criteria in mind, my packing list for this … Read More

New Orleans

I had my route planned out from Baton Rouge to New Orleans – walk down the River Road on river left. Visit Houmas House Plantation. Cross over the Mississippi River on Hwy 70 bridge to river right. Visit Oak Alley … Read More

Red Stick

Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville served as the French Colonial Governor of the Louisiana Territory. In 1698, Bienville and his brother, Iberville led a French expedition to the Gulf of Mexico and up the Mississippi River. While traveling … Read More

The Best Plans

I couldn’t have started this adventure without a plan, but now that it has begun I see far less utility in having a plan. Along the way there will be problems and there will be opportunities. I want the flexibility … Read More

Camping – Wet and Cold

I packed prepared to sleep in a hammock or on the ground, but prefer the hammock for a good night sleep. There is no concern about finding a piece of level ground; just find two stout, appropriately-spaced trees. Not an … Read More

Lone Star Hiking Trail

My first visit to Texas was in 1976. Drove from Denver to Austin to visit a friend who was attending the university there. Continued on to San Antonio, then across the border at Laredo; my first visit to Mexico. Crossed … Read More

KungFu Totem

Some friends in Hong Kong finding a new use for the Totem … and having way too much fun.

Going out for a little walk

UPDATED 26 December Turning 60 in February 2017. Making plans to trek across America to celebrate. Remember in the movie, when Forrest Gump started walking across the country? I recall thinking that would be a really cool thing to do. … Read More

Adventure in the Park

What do you get when you rig some ropes and pulleys in trees at a park and bring in a bus load of orphaned kids from a children’s home? SMILES! Kathmandu, Nepal – May 2016   Special thanks to Charly … Read More

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