This vid is from way back in early 2016 when we were stationed in Supra's turf. We turned this spot into our training arena and it was where Loki first developed his ability to properly latch onto the rope for the whirl. Its his favorite exercise now...
with me jumping rope like only true manwhores can and Supra working outwith her cosmic fitness band of Vicious torture ("Rubber smack" 1d6 special ranged attack,25% chance of lingering damage) when we spotted an unusal spotting in our spot...
(Rodent sensei not included)
A Turtle,and since it was not a tortoise we were surprised to see such a water elemental dweller in so dry a spot!
We picked it up,rehydrated it a bit and had to wait for my uninteresting jumprituals to finnish before we took the lil feller to a nearby river stream where we know the other Squirtles and Ninjas is shells inhabit:
pictured:Stream where other ninja & possible mutant wild life species inhabit
During this tenure,he or she or it became gradually more accustomed to us and didnt even mind a most jealous god of mischief in canine form.
Like Frogger ,but with turtles
As it plunged the most coveted stream,
our shelled friend came out popping its head in what we interpreted as a most emotive Good bye and/or probably a need to breathe and call us names in ancient omnian.
Pictured: A Happy Squirtle
Our story would have ended there and then already quite sunnily as we saw how it met and mingled with the other green panzered thingies and weird ducks,when we saw as we sat and relaxed by thatmost beautiful part of The Turia nothing less than an EIS VOGEL!
(we didnt have our camera ready so here is a stock picture)
Our duty done,and Loki anxious to leave his urinary mark,we strode into the sunset,proud heroes of turtley folk legends for ages to come!
We've been quite busy increasing our card selection for your postal fun & profit. An upgrade which has only been made possible with the invaluable assistance of -amongst others- the venerable chinese shop keeper of our local cheap (but good) supply store and the amazing Print-Den of wonders that pumps our V-cards unto the world. We owe them, big time!
"Yes, human. Take the post-card, I am but a harmless cosmic devourer of galaxies."
Remember you can now get any Vagabond Card that you want by throwing something in the Tip-Jar!
While not looking as pretty and fancy as the Symbium model,it has proven superb! It held on pretty nicely,and except for the bottle holding nets which are a bit too tight and have obviously started to rip a little, I have to say I'm quite impressed for the bang gotten for the buck. A lot of people or fancier campers wouldn't like the lack of dividing or separating compartments in this thing but then again,either you're a total green-horn or an eldar warlock refined level backpacker in the case that you would actually need such compartmentalization.
->Final veredict: It's rough,its functional,it's grey and black. Someone must have had me in mind when designing this thing.Specially considering I haul the poor bastard like a Scottish dwarven throwing champion
The 2.0 version kicks ass and I've managed to deploy the damn thing in the most unlikely places! Amongst the upgrades I can see from previous versions are a little roof flap in the front that now prevents rain drops from entering/crumpling the door area. There are now N00b friendly additional straps for adjusting the thing in mid-undeployment - Undeploying a 2 second tent is an awesome parlour trick that makes newbie campers gaze in awe. It might be my imagination but I think the fabric is a bit tougher as well.
->Final veredict: My romance with this tent and brand continues.
This has been a really pleasant surprise. Though I ordered a model that was bigger than the one I required,I couldnt be arsed to return it so I figured a way to crumple it into size and keeping it adjusted that way with a strong piece of hiking cord (yay for learning knots and the strenght of ropes). Its made of a fabric you'd expect lower and medium quality simple backpacks to be made of.Which makes it great for rough handling and carrying around as the default bags in which tents come usually are about as strong as a the argentinian economy
Another awesome (and relieving) surprise! While this backpack has scored consistently on the top of quality vs price charts its still a bit of an underdog (oh,ironic language) in the world of dog backpacks while looking a lot more modest and less fancy than many of the other competitors you see out there. The strap arrangement is superb and not invasive (read: the pooch can piss without problems and/or staining it) This piece of gear has been put to the test by Loki,a dog who can and often does THIS (facebook vid link)
And he does look pretty rocking on it too!
But aside from looks, not only has it resisted the weight challenges well but the fabric has actually survived Loki pulling it through thorny meadows,rolling on the floor,whirling through the air and slaying dragons.
->Final veredict: EPIC PET UPGRADE
I will probably update this post later on with more gear analysis,stay tuned!
Though I doubt anyone checks this dark corner of the virtual spider weave I will proceed to type on.
You might have noticed this site has gone through some weird transformations more proper of a drug trip than of a blog maintained by a Hobo.
Turns out I was being housed for the winter and was trying to get more formal and proper with my business geared creative endeavors while dealing with drama in the meat space that predictably ended up in disaster or joyful chance for thee, potential audience...
For I have decided to accept but also harness my epic vagabonding condition!
After having made a brief adventure to the French másif central with Lady Supra we are back in southern Germany busking and upgrading gear for further adventures.
Expect this blog to start featuring reflections on so called freestyle traveling reviews of locations, trips, natives and hard core reviews of travel gear!