The Treehugging Outdoorsman


Trip Down Memory Lane
September 5, 2008, 9:05 pm
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boots

As I was dusting away the hardened soil of my hiking boots, I was suddenly filled with memories on how I got this ever reliable pair. I knew that I can never rely on anyone to buy me a decent hiking shoes no matter how much I’ve been hinting over the years of being given a hiking a shoes to replace the sandals (and the borrowing too). Yes, I have been borrowing shoes whenever the climb would need a hiking shoes and definitely no sandals are allowed.

Like a proper backpack, I’ve been saving for some time now for a proper shoes and when I saw it on a mall one night as my friend and I are lazily making the rounds, I knew I have to buy myself or else I would never forgive myself for taking advantage of the discount. A discounted shoes. I have a problem with money since I pay a lot of stuff and not all my money go straight to my whims (mostly to traveling). It was so funny because I don’t have much money left in my card so my friend decided to put it in her card first, then I will pay her on our payday. Worked just fine. Now it’s here on my hand, getting an ultimate cleaning.



My Nalgene RIP

I will write this only because I felt such a great loss when I lost my first Nalgene water bottle. Yes, I am that sentimental. Every campers in our block (or in our country) that when it comes to water bottles, Nalgene is the most trusted. The bright-colored, 1-litre wide-mouth, polycarbonated bottle are shatter-proof and said to be indestructible. it doesn’t break easily in sub-freezing conditions, it is even microwaveable! The materials used in Nalgene resist stains or absorbing odors. If you put a boiling water in it, it will not break or anything.

Imagine my dismay and sadness upon learning I left it in the bus. It was as if I lost an important document or a pet has just died on me. I swear it was a heartbreaking moment for me because that Nalgene has been with me for years now. Whenever I go hiking and climbing minor or major mountains, it is there clipped on my backpack, always to be trusted never to break. It may have its share of scratches but it it only proves that it has been to places and used well. It will be surely missed.