For Christmas my Dad gave me some cash. With this cash I ordered hiking and camping supplies.
First I ordered my hiking poles, which I’ve already displayed but will again for my own benefit, I guess:
I have used them on a handful of hikes now and I am really glad I have them. They do come in handy!
Then I ordered a camping chair, a sleeping pad, and a camp pillow. Sure, I’m backpacking and camping my way down, across, and up the canyon but dammit I’m gonna be a wee bit comfy while I do it!
Just now I thought I should try to set up the chair to make sure I know how. I do not. I may need to take it to the store and ask them to show me. First off, this is all the direction they gave me:
So I did what I think it told me to do and this is how it looks:
Doesn’t look right, does it?
So then I tried to put it back into the stuff sack and that didn’t go well and I said a lot of curses and creatively tossed in the phrase “stuff sack” as often as possible while doing so.
I’ll try that one again later.
Here is my camp pillow. It made me feel a wee bit more successful:
And yes I am already in my pajamas. Don’t act like you’re not.
I was going to unroll my sleeping pad and do all of that but the camp chair broke my spirit so I did not even take it out.
I should, though. Before the hike. And I shall. But only after I master that camp chair. One obstacle at a time, right? Sure.