I’ve reached that point midway through summer where all I can do is flop about from one petulant heap to another and whine (whiiiiine!) about how the never ending sunshine is melting my flesh and my eyes. Go die in a fire yourself, giant death orb! I can’t openly complain about it as much as I’d like, or my friends and family (and the fair folk of Middle Earth) will start to shun me, so I’m trying to find distractions that will pull me through until September. Yesterday I unlaced and cleaned my leather shoes and boots – regardless of whether they needed it or not (what most of them need are new soles). Then I systematically tried on and admired my wool jackets and my overcoat. Today I’m doing this Fall adventures post.
I have no idea why fall is the adventure season. It might have something to do with the fact that the outdoors and the open sky are suddenly appealing once again (for me, anyway). Maybe it’s a harvesting and hoarding thing. Like, go find your treasures and store them up for the long winter, because January and February will suck if you don’t have some new shinies to fondle and fixate upon. Who knows. Fall is for adventures. It always feels like the right time to start new things and acquire new things.
I haven’t really organized this adventure pack with many specific items in mind, but I did base the knapsack off of this beautiful bag from Southern Field Industries. Of course maps and rope and a walking stick are fantasy adventure necessities, as are the standard provisions. The boots are my oldest and belovedest pair.