Deborah at Bark Shanty on Lower Big Quilcene Trail Camping Gear Photo Album About The Gear List… Backpackers know that the gear in our packs vary from trail to trail. This is a list of the gear we have to choose from. The packs I’ve carried between 1970 and today range between 65lbs (29.4kg)…Details
I have often thought about the purpose of Our Journey’s Flow and what makes it a worthwhile project to consume hours of my precious time. Time that I can’t imagine anyone wanting to spend reading. The only reason I can find is that despite my habit of seclusion, I do have a desire to be a useful piece of society. At the moment an online presence is the modern medium people are using to establish connection to each other. I have a lot to learn about blogging so I hope to improve my storytelling and ability to offer useful information as time goes by.
What we hope to provide are:
- Stories from the trails we traverse.
- Gear reviews and useful information we have learned along the way.
- Point of views we have developed and learned.
- A chance to welcome you, our readers, into our family.
So it was, that I wrote the following as an introduction to the last half of our lives. I titled it, “The Breeze…”
We felt a breeze that had begun many years ago and wondered why we had ignored it for so long. Our “Little B” had been whispering for us to pay attention but we were too distracted to hear. Both Deborah and I have reached a beautiful meadow at a wonderful moment in our lives and for the first time are actually paying attention to that little breeze that began so many years ago.
The wilderness has always been our common passion and we have always spoken of long and distant journeys of discovery. This year felt the first step towards our goal of not just reading about the adventures of someone else but to spread the dust of our travels across the land as well.
First we must remove the clutter we have acquired over the years. The possessions and mental clutter that cages us all. We began with a cabin… a cabin in the woods. We call it OLUS which stands for, “Our Lighten Up Spot”. And it will serve as our learning field. OLUS is quite simply our introduction to a simpler way of life, one that many are now migrating towards. I feel impelled to avoid the term “Tiny House” because it is becoming quite commercialized now. People have once again found a way to greedily exploit something beneficial and convert it to monetary gain and corporate profit.
So what was as a simple breeze has now reach our cabin in the woods, transformed into a wind of change. Blowing the colorful maple leaves towards a new purpose and inspiring us to do the same. Our journeys flow continues and we look forward to experiencing new places and welcoming new friends to our campfire…
-Longway & Lady On An Isle