Sunday, March 25, 2012
Crazy creek chair
So,I had to break down and buy a new Crazy Creek Chair. As most of you well know, Im not much of a "Gear head". Back in 1989-96 I was working at a wilderness school in Utah where I first encountered the Crazy creek chair. As I recall, they were kind of expensive back then, as most new types of gear are.
One day, as me and my shift partner "Pog" Sean Kendrigan were preparing for our 8 day rotation in the field, I happened to notice a Crazy creek laying on the floor. This particular one was owned by a staff which had recently (like the day before)departed the program to go work for Outward Bound(I think). Anyhoo, long story short - I snagged it up and added it to my gear.
I have been packing the chair all over the world since then. 1996 to present. I have used it in 8 different countries and a shit load of states.I even used it as a sign while hitch hiking. Over the years from "Normal" use it began to break down, and I was forced to facilitate repairs on it to keep my chair operational.
Last fall while camping in the mountains my chair finally "took a shit on me", try as I might, I could not get 'er fixed well enough to pack in my gear any longer. Bummer.
I bought a new one via ebay in cammo because the other colors looked "Gay" to me.
Here are a few pics of my new one and the old one with said repairs. I would recommend one of these chairs for you adventurers out there, especially if you are an old man like me.
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