Tuesday, April 01, 2014

fool's errand

With the promise of spring comes a craving for adventure in the Southern Appalachians. As the clock ticks, the opportunity for such adventure remains up in the air. Preparing for our move, we work to downsize our existence into a sub 200 sq. ft. house. The words ultralight and multipurpose take on new dimensions in our lives. There's not much closet space at all. So our stuff needs to be small and do lots of things...

Yesterday afternoon, when getting ready to (literally) run some errands with Uwharrie, I realized that I could use a small pack to carry wallet, phone and reusable grocery bags. I also realized that by simply detaching the hip belt pockets to the sub 60 fast pack, I had such a pack, and that it was in line with our lifestyle. Good stuff. As of April Fool's, the last of the 59 manufactured kits are (mostly) ready for shipment. When they're gone, they're gone, and probably so are we!

Ideally, I'll be able to fast pack the SALT as sort of a farewell tour with a production pack before leaving. But then again, things are up in the air at the moment, which is okay. Speaking of SALT, many thanks to Brad for the awesome poster maps of the route with 100% proceeds going to the completion of the loop!

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