Monday, July 8, 2013

Tim Lott, Dental CPA, Writes about the Importance of a Webmaster When Hiking

(As Tim Lott was rambling through the woods - as he often does - he thought of this blog post).

I was enjoying my morning hike today and this question came to me out of nowhere. First let me state unequivocally I have very little knowledge of the intricacies of websites, how they operate and how to maintain them and you’ll learn very quickly that this post has nothing to do with that!

One of the downsides of hiking in the woods on less-traveled trails or deer trails during the summertime are the spider webs. For those that hike a lot, you know what I’m talking about. Sure you can swing your hands out in front of you like you’re power-hiking, however, the feel of webs all over my arms isn’t something I enjoy. Worse, you can simply use your face as your detection device, just keep your mouth closed or you’ll be getting plenty of protein during your hike. What’s the alternative you ask? A webmaster. Whether you’re the first one to hike that morning or blazing your own trail, a good webmaster is a must have when hiking in the woods during the summertime.

I found mine a little over a year ago. It appeared to be recently built and placed near the banks of the Gunpowder River in some shallow water… maybe it was supposed to be there to cure from the manufacturing process. I could tell right away that mine was built by a beaver as it had a mark (think Antiques Roadshow) or marks on the base of the device… and all over it really. It was the perfect weight, had the perfect thickness from base to end and several cleverly placed “knobs” spread along the shaft to allow for better gripping.

The really cool thing about my webmaster is it’s actually multi-functional, it has many other uses. Here’s a list of some of the other uses during your hike:

weed-whacker, bug repellent, defense against the mildly aggressive critter\varmint or pet, frog & snake chaser, brush poker and of course, hiking stick. I would even venture a guess that if you found a sunny spot & you knew your directions (east\west\north\south) you could even tell time with it!

So I encourage all you hikers out there… if you don’t have a webmaster you really need to consider getting one.

Happy Hiking!

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