Nature will do all that it can to restrict your ability to eat like the rightful monarch that you are. That’s why in this lengthy 35 second video not only do you learn how to eat like a king, but you learn what a beetle/dinosaur looks like in the process.
Just so you know eating like a king on the Appalachian Trail isn’t as easy as what’s demonstrated in this video. This particular skill requires years of meditation and heightened beetle/dinosaur attracting skills. I trained with a monk based out of Cincinnati, considered one of the top 4 beetle attractors in all of Western Ohio, and in that time I obtained the skills necessary for the advanced tactics you’ve just witnessed. This video is not CGI and this beetle/dinosaur is not a paid actor, this is real life drama unfolding before your very eyes. Some call it a miracle. Others aren’t paying close enough attention.
I know what you’re saying to yourself: “but his beard is so rustic that it could drive a monster truck through the fiery gates of hell and not slow down as it plowed over rage infested demons.” I agree with you. Good point.
Today, my friends over at The Urban Dater posted an interview with yours truly. If you’re interested digging a little bit deeper into the dark space that is my brain, I encourage you to check out the article.
This week’s video takes us into my favorite room on earth (aside from my Erin Andrew’s shrine), the kitchen.
Apparently walking 2,200 miles while carrying the weight of a fat toddler on your back, up and down rocky terrain, burns a good amount of energy. Currently I burn just slightly more than zero calories per day.
To adequately prepare my body for this increased load, I will spend the next seven weeks eating anything that is 1) edible and 2) in sight (I’m flexible with #1). Although I haven’t read any sound advice as to why I should be doing this, my best instincts tell me to go for it. Always go with your gut.
For those who may be new to the Good Badger, I am a guy who is attempting to give new meaning to the term walking distance (i.e. hiking the Appalachian Trail).
Today’s post, on how to build your own tent, is the second edition of the “how to prepare for hiking the Appalachian Trail” video instructional series. You can watch the first video on physical endurance training here.
Although I am very attached to the tent constructed in the video below, I would be open to considering taking donations from a quality camping gear company. I demand that it be bear proof. Or at least water proof. Or at least have a zipper.
As long as I’ve signed myself up for this bout of insanity, I’m going to take the steps necessary to make sure that I’m a highly tuned hiking/camping machine before I ever step foot onto the Appalachian Trail.
The following video demonstrates how far I’ve already come.
I’m always seeking reasons to make the quick 5 hour drive over to Las Vegas.
“What?! It’s the 4th Annual Rare Ceramics Conference?! PACK YOUR BAGS BITCH WE’RE GOING!”
However when the year’s top new technology conference is being hosted in your almost backyard [assuming your backyard is full of glitter and sin (see: Charlie Sheen)], the decision to take part was a no-brainer.
I put together a short video for Tech Cocktail on my take of the event. If you get a few free seconds, I’d love to see your feedback on the original post.
Post Script: Look for an anxiety ridden Appalachian Trail prep post later this week.
As is usually the case, I greatly underestimated how long it would take to produce this video. If you withdrew even one ounce of joy, education, hatred, or stimulation, I would very much appreciate it if you could click one of the fun social media “share” buttons located around the page. I’ll reciprocate next time [winky face].
One category it is not: a music blog. Although I am music obsessed, there already exists a plethora of amazing music blogs floating about in the Blogosphere. I fully understand that I have nothing new or valuable to contribute.
Except possibly for today.
Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros has recently started a new side project, Alexander (fitting enough). Alexander’s first track, Truth, although quite different from Edward Sharpe, is every bit as good.
Ninety nine percent of the time, when I need a new song fix, a quick search at The Hype Machine will give me exactly what I’m looking for. As of the writing of this post, this particular song fits into the 1% exception pie slice. Enjoy.