Monthly Archives: May 2009

Another Case of Packworthiness

With a special nod to the floundering economy, I’m going to present a sub-$10 Packworthy tool. It was seen in an earlier article about another Packworthy item: Eneloop batteries. There isn’t much to say about it, but for under $10, you shouldn’t expect that level of intricacy. Continue reading

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Back from the Dead… and on a Mission

I am back at my desk… so here is the update.

Upon my return from Costa Rica last week, I discovered that my web hosting service was under a DDOS attack, so all web services like email and this site’s management were affected by the situation. All the more reason for me to extend my vacation mindset – I’m still on ‘Tico time.’

I really shouldn’t neglect my site. After all, the discipline to post regularly is a key factor in what makes a website successful. SEO and Google-payola help, but if you don’t post, you lose your audience, so it doesn’t matter how many people click-through.

So I will make the first step and outline the first project of this site and first piece that inherently exemplifies the core purpose of this site. I will be intimately dissecting the single carry-on backpack I carried with me through Costa Rica with a full complement of backcountry camping gear, and a digital SLR with three lenses – one of them being a 300mm f2.8. I am tentatively calling it a lesson in “Pack-natomy.” Be forewarned, this will be far too complex and thorough an article, but it should give a well-illustrated starting point for conceiving your own long-term “one-bagger.” Continue reading

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