The Cultured Wanderer
Let’s do this.

Let’s do this.

lunakundalini:

If you’ve ever doubted yourself, walk deep into any forest. Notice how the trees still stand even though they are given no recognition. Walk along any stream. The water still flows, though no one stops to praise it. Watch the stars late at night; they shine without acknowledgment. Humans are just the same. We are made out of the same elements as these beautiful wonders. Always remember your beauty and self worth. 

I love how encouraging this is!

The head of a company survived 9/11 because
His son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.

One of them
Missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.

One’s
Car wouldn’t start.

One couldn’t
Get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before.
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..

Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,

This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment

(via underneath-the-southern-moon)

I like this. Words to live by.

Marry someone you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
My mum (via everybodysgotadarkside97)

Yep. You’re in for a treat Monika ;)

womaninthewoods:


there’s something comforting about a bed on the floor, it represents somebody who doesn’t quite have their shit together, i like that.

no furniture = no commitments.

I donno if I reblogged this the last time I saw it but yeah. This is where I’m at in my life. And I love that extra comment: no furniture = no commitments.

womaninthewoods:

there’s something comforting about a bed on the floor, it represents somebody who doesn’t quite have their shit together, i like that.

no furniture = no commitments.

I donno if I reblogged this the last time I saw it but yeah. This is where I’m at in my life. And I love that extra comment: no furniture = no commitments.

I guess August is snake month for me. I found this neat little brown snake in my compost pile this morning. Non venomous. I think I’ll keep it as a backyard pet :) I love how nature-friendly my place is becoming.

If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.
Osho  (via womanbythesea)

Oh my dear lord yes this!!

ileftmyheartintokyo:

shrine on a rainy night by k n u l p on Flickr.

Things I miss SO much about Japan…

ileftmyheartintokyo:

shrine on a rainy night by k n u l p on Flickr.

Things I miss SO much about Japan…

From your post two weeks ago with comment: "Pretty much my camping pack out…" Can you say what items you pack and why you pack them? Thanks!

Well first off, thanks for the ask! I don’t get a whole lot of asks on tumblr so I feel super important when it’s not me asking all the time…

The answer to your question would be super long - while I am a minimalist in nature I still haven’t mastered the art of a minimalist pack. Plus, my pack is usually more of a “bug-out” bag. I don’t consider myself a “prepper” though…

Rather than thinking strictly survival or rescue, I like to mix elements of the two. For example, I’m into RealTree type camo gear, rather than blaze oranges and neon greens. But my beanie is reversible (one side blaze, the other side camo). More specific things I almost always pack, regardless of whether I’m camping for a weekend or hiking for a day follow. Unfortunately I haven’t gotten out for a stay in nature longer than a weekend yet…

- My 9mm Ruger SR9c w/extra mag and 50-100 rounds. It just makes me feel more comfortable to have it around. Trust but verify. (Note I don’t bring this into any parks where firearms are prohibited!)
- Some kind of camp axe. I’ve found that the el-cheapo Coleman axe from WalMart or Target works just fine when filed sharper.
- At least 3 knives: one small clip knife always attached to me, one medium fixed blade all-purpose knife and the large Bear Grylls fixed blade survival knife. It includes a striker and whistle attached in the “rescue” situations.
- Pepper spray. It’s intended for the wild animals or campground drunks, whichever comes first. Lol
- Some amount of rope that is at least 3mm thick and 300lbs test. It’s amazing what this can do for you if you have enough and know a few basic knots.
- Water purification tabs. Never used em but figured it can’t hurt to have them.
- Basic mini first aid kit. You can get the basic one at pretty much any store these days. It’s served me well.
- Lots of carabiners. Climbing grade and not. They’re great for hanging stuff anywhere imaginable.
- A headlamp and a handheld flashlight. Don’t bother spending money on expensive ones unless you’re really worried about weight. You can use either to turn a plastic jug into an instant lantern.
- Solar power panels for charging my electronics.
- My iPhone. It fulfills all purposes of camera and GPS in most places these days. I have a camo LifeProof case on it. Take it anywhere.
- A compass. Nothing fancy, just one that works.

Now that I have my takedown bow I might start bringing it where possible. Could be a great way to really feel as one with nature. Judo a few squirrels for dinner? Not sure if I’m THAT rustic though…

Sorry to hit you with such a long and overwhelming reply. But I’m curious, do you have any recommendations? What do you pack? Cheers!