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  1. Flinn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by King Athelstan
    I'm an old scout though, and this being Norway and all I'm used to packing lightly and going camping in the snow, a foldable cot bed seems very luxurious...
    That's exactly what this blog is about man, making yourself fully comfortable
  2. King Athelstan's Avatar
    Damn, the food you make here looks better than the one I make at home

    I'm an old scout though, and this being Norway and all I'm used to packing lightly and going camping in the snow, a foldable cot bed seems very luxurious...
  3. Flinn's Avatar
    Another rather long chapter, this time I included few pictures more

    As usual, if you any question, just ask!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lusitanio
    Impressive, one of the best texts I have read, at least this year x)

    Well done Flinn!
    tnx Lusitano

    I'm glad you liked the post.. I know that death isn't a popular argument...
  6. Lusitanio's Avatar
    Impressive, one of the best texts I have read, at least this year x)

    Well done Flinn!
  7. Flinn's Avatar
    hello mak, thanks for reading and commenting! Unfortunately not a lot of people are open to talk about death.. and I don't blame them, since the natural instinct makes us stay away from death as much as we can.. and certainly death is a bad thing .. the whole point is that we should not be influenced by it, and the only way to do that is to accept it...

    A lot of people ask me how to be happy in life.. well the first thing to do is certainly accepting death and cope with it..

    however, music helps me a lot in general, only recently I started to listen to Tool



    last sentence:

    This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
    Embrace this moment, remember, we are eternal
    All this pain is an illusion.
  8. makanyane's Avatar
    Great post! I have some issues around this topic... For instance when it's said that someone's life has been 'saved' (by medical procedure or other rescue) - I think, no it hasn't, it has just been prolonged, everyone still dies in the end!
  9. Flinn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aexodus
    Keep talking straight to people and work hard and you’ll muddle through dude.
    that's the plan dude, but it's never as easy as it looks
    Updated January 13, 2020 at 09:22 AM by Flinn
  10. Aexodus's Avatar
    Keep talking straight to people and work hard and you’ll muddle through dude.
  11. Swaeft's Avatar
    No problem, I'm glad you had a great holiday

    I'll admit I never thought of it as venting stress, I always envisioned it to be something like a cool adventure, but I guess it would help alleviate stress...if you aren't a first time camper struggling to get everything down

    Good luck with the convincing!
  12. Flinn's Avatar
    Part 6 - The story so far has been posted!
  13. Flinn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Swaeft
    A brilliant read, I found it very interesting, thanks for the writeup! I hope to go camping one day (and be decent at it too)
    oh man, sorry for being so long in answering you but I didn't notice the reply in the holidays' mayhem

    Camping it's a great to vent out stress, I suggest you to read chapter one of this series if you didn't yet

    Personally I enjoy it very much, it's not like it was, say, 15 years ago, when I both have time and money, but it still rocks.. my new goal for the next couple of years is to involve my daughter (she is 5 now) in the camping experience and possibly her mother as well (she never liked wild camping, sadly, but she has been with me for 20 years, so I'm still hoping I can convince her! )

    new chapter coming soon!
  14. Swaeft's Avatar
    A brilliant read, I found it very interesting, thanks for the writeup! I hope to go camping one day (and be decent at it too)
  15. Flinn's Avatar
    So, I managed to find two pictures that can visually explain what I mean.

    First one (tent and kitchen) shows the sleeping tent (the old military model), placed just outside of the coverage of the branches and the kitchen/storage gazebo, which in turn is well below the branches. You can as well see the fire extinguisher.

    Second one (washbasin) shows what we did last time (these stuff made of wood doesn't last long in winter and also boars tend to destroy them, so every 2-3 years we need to make a new one). It's easy to assemble it, you need some straight poles, a board and some long nails and that's all. Notice how much water we have stored. If you wonder, that three is an hazelnut (pretty rare in my area!)
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    This one is a rather long chapter, but I suggest you to read it since there's a lot about the most important elements of wild camping

    Also, have a look at the picture above: that place (Campo Pocchio... Pocchio is the name of a legendary sprite, one day I'll maybe tell you how he ended up mixed in our history.. maybe ) is where we have camped the most during the last 25 years or so and I'd like to show it to you as it really represents the perfect prototype of a mountain/woods camp, because a) it's built on the edge of a moat (you can see the moat's line on the trees, left side of the picture) and b) it's on a relatively small but still perfect open space out of the tick wood. Also, on the right side of the picture you can see the the fireplace and the small oven on its left, as shown on the header picture of Chapter 1.
  18. Akar's Avatar
    Ay we have woods but nothing over here feels as old as the European stuff. We burned all the native american history when we got here so all our "historical woods" are from like, the 1800's. Which is.... sort of cool I guess? All the cool spots in America are either were we killed a bunch of Indians, a bunch of Brits, or a bunch of Southerners.

    I'm not a catholic but if they pay for my Hajj to Rome I think I'd sign up for a few auditing sessions.
  19. Flinn's Avatar
    mmm I guess you have woods in the US as well, no ?

    actually the tree you see on that pic is a famous one, which is said to be there since more than 800 years .. it's a beech tree which is connected to Saint Francis (San Francesco) life.. so if you are catholic now you have an excuse to come and see it
  20. Akar's Avatar
    That's a super cool looking tree!

    How can I, as an American who lives in the city, camp out in the Italian woods without having to fly to Italy?

    any advice is appreciated
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