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Overnight Backpack Camping Gear

Posted in Hikes, Trips, Walks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2014 by Drogo

Hiking Two Days / Camping One Night / Warm Weather

Backpack Camping Gear for Hiking to a Camping Spot and Back

Notes: I prefer to camp during the Summer (70-90 temps). Having hiked and camped almost every year of my life, i do not wear rain gear. Since im only a leisure hiker, i prefer to hike without rain; if  it rains I stop, set up a tarp, and prepare a small fire pit under the edge of the tarp to dry any wet clothing or gear until it stops. I keep the fire small so the heat does not go high enough to burn the tarp. More gear is needed for colder weather (below 70 degrees F). This list is only for nice, warm days and nights.

(this is Drogo’s opinion based on his American hiking experiences)

I divide the backpack gear into 3 categories (they are all related though):  Shelter, Cooking, and Personal Items

Shelter:  sleeping bag, straps, long cord, 2 tarps (minimum 7’x7′), tent / hammock (lighter weight for smaller people), sheet (blanket if chilly), flashlight

Cooking:  cook-pot (durable with secure lid), food (keep safe in cook-pot), water containers (minimum 2 liters), bowl / cup (durable), utensils (spoon, knife), fire items (scrap paper, matches, lighter)

Personal:  clothes (pants, shirt, 2 underwears, 2 sock pairs, head cover), Off, odorizer (deodorant, scented oil, lotion), medicine (prescriptions, spiritual, relaxant, celebration), medical kit (anti-bacterial, bandages),  tooth-brush & paste; small musical device (ipod, harmonica, flute), cell phone / camera, small book, writing tools (paper, pencils, pens, markers), towel / washcloth, walking stick…

* Drogo’s Common Backpack (personal preference)

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* see also:  Survival Inventory List

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The Right To Copy Correctly

Posted in Individuals / Members / Monsters / Creative Writing, Legal / Laws with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2009 by Drogo

Welcome to the Land of SCOD. Dare to Publish for Free! The only Price is SHARING! Allow other people to copy. If they take without giving credit or respect, they suck. The Right to Copy is here.

Sharing means allowing other people to use something that you ‘created’. Copying means making a duplicate of an original. SCOD defends the concept of infinite amalgams. The ancient Greek philosopher Empedocles once said “There is nothing original anymore, there is only an intermingling of what has already been mingled.”

Original works are inspired by pre-existing influences to various degrees. To make an ‘original’ work, one develops concepts. These concepts come from somewhere, usually from thinking about already existing works. Many times people claim they “just thought of it” independently without any outside influence on their solitary minds. This is denial of the natural laws of inter-connectedness; The Doctrine of Reciprocal Maintenance, Karma, and even laws of Quantum Physics. Nothing exists in isolation, except in archetypal idea; and that idea has just been shared.

While it is human nature to want to share with others and be communal, it is also human nature to be possessive and spiteful. Those that take without giving in a communal society are ostracized. Those that take in a possessive society are sued by lawyers in Courts, and it is excessively expensive and time consuming. Either way, the important lesson learned by human interaction is ultimately: SHARING is good, STEALING is bad.

If we allow others to use our works trusting that they will not hurt us for no good reason, then when our work is ‘copied’ or ‘used’ by someone else it is not stealing. It becomes theft when you are not able to use what you created because it is missing, or your right to use it has been taken away from you.

Many of the logical factors behind legal ‘copyrights’ are satisfied by the mere act of making copies of something, and making it public with a recorded date. Remember the ‘Poor Man’s Copyright’ is a post-marked, unopened letter with your invention inside. The more you put your work out there yourself publicly, the more proof you have of the date of publication. The more you give publicly, the more you get established and self-made.