More ultralight/ultracompact backpacking ideas... how about a fold-flat coffee cup made of Gore-tex, two layers with insulation between? It would beat the hell out of the Orikaso. Or a plastic cup with a removable bottom; you wear the cylinder on your wrist/forearm, and put the flat bottom part in your pocket. It can screw in with a coin.

Also thought of a possible way to start doing cartwheels or backflips. Make something adjustable with grab bars about shoulder width apart; instead of going all the way to the floor you only need to go as far as this support. Once you get comfortable in a handstand at that level, adjust it lower.

Back to blog or home page

last updated 2013-01-10 21:12:06. served from tektonic.jcomeau.com