I'm back podcasting again. I this episode, I talk about why I stopped podcasting, the recent Ultimate Fighting events, and my least favorite woman, Lena Dunham.
Everywhere I go, I am carrying. Not a piece, or a gun, but stuff. I'm carrying a wallet or at least a credit card/ATM card, keys, cash, cell phone, power bank, cable for the power bank, headphones, lav mic, camera, mini-tripod/selfie stick; the list is always much too long. I am at the point now where I want to walk with nothing. A little cash in pocket and I'm fine. Doing so when going out for the day is usually no big deal, going on a long hike is being ill-prepared. Being ill-prepared can kill.
I plan to walk from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai in approximately five days. Twenty-five miles a day, more or less, would get me to Chiang Mai in five days. Anything can happen though, so who knows, maybe I'll get to Chiang Mai in four days (doubt it), maybe it will take a week. Along the way, I'll need food and water, and since I wish to document the trip, a camera, memory cards, extra storage space, microphone, batteries, cables, power bank, wet wipes, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and a tent. There is more, but this is off of the top my head.
I have started the list of items I'll need and in order to do the walk and film the journey, I'll need far more things than I want to bring to be safe and a little comfortable. Each item, each piece of paper, plastic, metal adds weight, which will take its toll on my body. The more weight I carry, the more energy it takes to move forward. To make sure I only bring what is necessary, I made the first draft of what I think I'll need for the journey. I'm sure I can eliminate some of these items by departure day.
A few weeks ago I walked across Thailand. My next challenge is slightly more difficult. In three weeks, I'll fly to Chiang Rai, spend the evening there, and early the following morning set off for Chiang Mai. Total distance is 198.3km or 123 miles. Definitely possible with a little effort. This is the second of many such trips to come in the future.
My first Facebook Live on my Facebook page. I would like to do this more often, maybe once or twice a month. If you were part of this video, or would like to see more of these, please let me know. Thanks for all the support!
For a year, or more, I have been talking about going to Ecuador. I have been involved in a few movies and one thing I have learned is often it takes much longer to get started on the movie than it does to actually produce it. Well, the time is drawing closer and there's a good chance I'll be going there in the next month or two (or three). Below is a short video I made telling those involved why I wanted to go to Ecuador and why I wanted to learn to surf.
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