Black Mountain College photo courtesy Flickr
Preparing for my first hike was a formative housekeeping experience. Over the decades and in nearly thirty domiciles scattered around the country, I have learned that furnishing with field essentials simplifies managing space, reduces maintenance, and creates a resilient, supportive matrix for a rewarding daily life.
Besides, it’s fun. The essentials evolve the way grass grows: a smaller, lighter, more able design emerges to displace the dry husk of obsolescence. New gear expands interior space, new uses fill it up again.
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