Ive been bit off my tracks in past,or maybe i should say that ive been a bit concerned about a person really close to me as this individual has gone and got a bundle of trouble and harassment against,but luckily it seems this person is doing a bit better now for past few days which im so glad for,since i care about his life,and health hellova lot.I got sooo frustrated sinc ei didnt know how deep in the poo he was until recently and how terrified and lone he was,and yet he has to face it in future,but hell get over it in the end,and that is just great.He is now trying to make it up for the persons who helped him out of the deep swamp of frustration and loneliness,starting slowly a new page in his life,and im helping him out as well as i can,and so are soem of my closest buddies too.Its good to see,to realise that i have these around me,and that the helping hand reaches out to him,with all kinds of good small things towards him.I really owe to my friends a big hug or a handshake,a beer or two for helping put a buddy they havent even met earlier.This person wants out of the ratrace,the one that most people live without even realizing that,that more-more-faster-more money-more booze-moreee! stuff you know.He just wants to get his mind calm,to calm down a bit,sit down for a while and see how it feels.this is how he said it to me lately.And that he wants to travel,hike,with me,my gal,my buddies,our small "crew",just to feel welcomed and to make new-much wiser- friends.He used to hike a lot more when he was a kid,and now he wants to find out the life in the bushes again,and hey,if that aint,then nothing isnt better to hear,in my books.So im starting to collect a small kit for his possession,with my buddies too,to ease out a new hobby,a new lifestyle for him....Nothing special but something useful,a new knife,compass,firesteel,backpack,proper hiking bottle,fishing rod,folding knife,mug,spork/utencil,cooker,kettle,cup,etc.
Anything that makes him feel that he is welcome,and make him smile a bit more as he really is sad and really really poor,for long time now.
Any ideas,folks ?
By this far we have managed to get some stuff,heres whats in the package:
-Marttiini lynx knife,with black handle and sheath,like new.
-Halti inflatable sleeping mattress
-Tatonka sherpa(?) kettle,small but suits for one person,has locking lid and out-folding handle so it might be good for both,gas stove and open fire.
-Finnish army field bottle and swedish army´s folding kuksa cup.
-Otso led headlamp,small and simple but better than nothing.
-Used(well,for three days at max) pair of Haglöfs trekking shoes,i think theyre like..half-long ones,gore tex and brown brushed leather.
-Inflatable pillow,some generic brand.
-Uke flashlight,4 aa,old,but works and is pretty bright too,although it is Not LED operated.
-Us army belt utility pouch,might be nice for canteen or something,like first aid kit etc.
-Light generic summer sleeping bag and one older and a lot thicker Halti sleeping bag.
-Storm/waterproof matches in waterproof case.
This means that if these are good to him,im glad,and im hunting for:
-Bdu or similar pants and maybe m-65 jacket for him.Or some other rugged outer layer.
-Winter sleeping bag ( i really could use one too for myself )
-Maybe some plate,like light my fire makes,or other mess tin kit.
-And last,one good reliable rucksack,in size of about 65 to 90 liters,and some daypack.