Count ””em, you have enough finger, FIVE days to go….

Monday now, and on Saturday we””ll be leaving to hit up the Hempfest. By this time next week we will already be on the road. That””s still unbelievable. It””s been just over a month since I decided to do this, and it””s still not sunk in completely, the task at hand.

So many people take years preparing for this type of journey, and here I am, still no “real” backpack, no wonderful REI hiking/camping gear, no boots for EITHER of us, and no really precise path to follow.

Hm, all that negativity sure doesn””t look good.

Let””s look at the positives!

Here””s what I DO have:

Heavy and clunky backpack,

40* bulky sleeping bag,

a 8 lb bulky tent,

2 yoga mats for us to sleep on,

Flint n steel,

Cotton wads for firestarting,

Doggie water bowls (4),

Droid wifi with apps,

Blackberry wifi w/camera,

Ipod which HOPEFULLY I””ll get some ebooks onto before I go,

2 Eshock collars for Honey (It was a while before I admitted it””d be better for her to feel a vibration or slightly weird shock than to get killed by a car, coyote….)

USB Chargers for all the above.

Water bottle w/compass,

2 books ””Lost Art of Walking”” and ””The Lucky  One””,

Emergency fire catcher/starter,

Handwarmer Fannypack,

Synthetic sweatshirt

wicking shirt,

leggings,

Honey hoodie made from an old hoodie of mine. It””ll work unless it gets freezing cold out.

About Bean Walks Across America

This is about my travels with my pup Honey as we tour the USA on foot. It''s been a goal of mine to see the world, but I am afraid I haven''t actually seen my neighbors yet. I was inspired by Peace Pilgrim and Hobo Nick, among others. ______________________________________________________ There are a few reasons for my wanting to do this: *Promoting the open sharing of information *To listen, learn, and share this information *Finding America''''''''s natural beauty, and preserving it *And finally, to share with YOU how wonderful we really are, because we all need reminders of how helpful people can be Through this journey I will ask for nothing (though I will offer some trades) but as so many have before me, I will rely on the kindness of strangers. There''''''''s obv a lot more to this walk than I have said but here''''''''s the long and skinny. I found my right medication after being used as a guinea pig; spoke with more patients and found more med marijuana uses; spoke with MORE people and learned how GMOs are linked to common health issues; spoke with people and learned about how thoughts can change things; spoke with more people and taught them......... on and on... .... Eventually I saw that we as a people need to communicate more openly and freely. We need an open exchange of information to have any possibility of change throughout our country. This is my attempt at said change. ****************************************************** If I receive money, any proceeds will benefit the Legalization of Marijuana and Marijuana Reform. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ If Honey receives money, the proceeds will benefit a charity of her choosing. :) ****************************************************** Because we''''''''ll be leaving with minimal (if any) money, a portion of the donations will go toward the walk for things like Honey''''''''s medication, her food, our shoes, clothing, and other items which we will definitely need. ... With faith and bit of luck I won''''''''t need any money for food. ... That being said, anyone along the way who wishes to help, I am sure I''''''''ll appreciate any of the following: *Dried/fresh fruits *Dried Veggies *Nuts *Nut-Butters *Energy bars (Did someone say "Rawvolution"?) *Water *Juice *Trail mix *P B & J''''''''s Plus ANY vegetarian foods/drinks/snacks. The healthier the better! Honey will love: *Water *Dog food *Dog-friendly foods *Dog shoes We are still looking for a Doggie Backpack and a few other items which are listed on my page. Thanks so much! :) ______________________________________________________ Those of you who know me already are aware of how much I enjoy traveling- in fact, it has seemed to define my life for a while. Unfortunately I have tended to rely on my car, and have that nasty habit of not getting out and seeing things up close. This is my opportunity to change that. To get out of my comfort zone and talk to people. It''''''''s not easy for me to do that, and as a consequence I''''''''m afraid that in the past I have lost out on a lot. ______________________________________________________ On my westward trip, I ran across a sign in a ghost town (there was 1 man still living there...). I don''''''''t remember the exact words, but I saw its message immediately. The sign said basically, "We see nothing if we remain inside our cars" If nothing else, I intend to prove that point. ****************************************************** ****************************************************** Naysayers to Medicinal Marijuana, please read up before passing judgements. *** *** *** http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/07/27/34-medical-studies-proving-cannabis-cures-cancer/ *** *** *** http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/01/cannabis-for-infants-brai_n_2224898.html ***************************************************** email: [email protected]
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