If you have my email address, and if you send me an email, most of the time you will get an “Out of Office” reply.
That is because I am often traveling for business, backpacking, or camping with Joyce.
Most of my family and friends really don’t understand the importance of these messages. Because I work in the corporate world email is important. Also, since I work from my home office instead of a cubicle in the Mother-ship in Warren, MI, people in my company often don’t know where I am. In addition, the good folks who work for me are often traveling too. The ability to automatically inform people I am not available and when I will be back is important. This also is important to all our clients.
Continue reading Out of Office Message
Well, I guess it is close to that time when everyone posts their favorite gear for the year.
Continue reading Favorite Backpacking Gear for 2013
In Part 1, I discussed some general thoughts on matching a tow vehicle and a trailer, to include tongue weight and gross weight specifications.
In Part 2, I took a deeper dive into tongue weights and presented the idea that a tow vehicle’s maximum tongue weight specification is usually the limiting factor in how large a trailer you can tow.
The conclusion in both is that perhaps we bought a trailer that is too heavy for our Ford Expedition; although I shared that I understood all the weight implications before we purchased.
So here is the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey used to say.
Continue reading How Much Trailer Can You Tow (Part 3)?
Let me state up front: I like Patagonia products. I have lots of Patagonia items and have been doing business with them since the early 1980’s, when they were Chouinard Equipment. The gear is good, and Patagonia gets top dollar for it.
This may surprise you, but I am not going to talk about gear; I am going to talk about advertising.
Continue reading Patagonia, shame on you
Nice article on Bedrock & Paradox by Dave, “That’s not a review”
Dave is not as subtle as me:)
But in the same vein as what I wrote in several posts:
Cease and Desist
The Business of Backpacking
I took it a bit further in Backpacking Gear Is Getting Boring