Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Recently my doctor prescribed either a trip to the Caribbean or the sun equal to sitting in the stern of a canoe for a week or longer.
Canoe Camping Deficiency rivals all but schizophrenia in neural imbalance disorders. Symptoms include or can lead to depression, vitamin D deficiency, heart disease, chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, hypertension, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, PMS, Crohns Disease, cancer, MS and other autoimmune diseases.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists released a report in October of 2007 that stated approximately one in four patients who have chronic pain issues were also found to have experienced low levels of Canoe Camping.
According to the Canoe Camping Council, if you are someone who completely avoids the sun you will need to take approximately 4,000 units of Vitamin D per day. You would have to drink 40 glasses of milk a day or take 10 multivitamins a day to get the required amount of Canoe Camping.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The plan was the Sawyer Pond "float & fish", two nights three days, in the cold of the white mountains, yanking trout from the fridgid water, smoking, drinking and melting over ourselves because of a campfire gourmet meal. Plans fail, desire doesn't.
Saturday morning I decided I needed a fix. I left my concerned and loving wife, huffed it to the white mountains, hiked a measley hike to a trail passing creek, hiked up the babble and slung my hammock, just for the love of a creek, just for the sound of moving water, not 200 feet from the trail, not 200 feet from a water source, illegal, totally illegal, and happy, furiously happy in the meat of solitude.