6/8:□ you seem to hold back a lot.□ speak up.□ speak up.□ speak up.
“Go ahead and hand everything over. It’s just protocol.”I remove my earrings. I remove my clothes.
“Can you do ten jumping jacks for us now, please?”I remove myself.
□ Discuss how to prevent, detect, and treat the following environmental hazards □ Hyperthermia □ Hypothermia □ Frostbite
Last night I dreamt that it was cold and all my teeth fell out.
6/16:□ reflect on why you’re here.
“Do you think your forays into risky behavior count as self-harm?”
□ Teach a lesson on how to accomplish a well-balanced pack.
1. Stuff the dead space 2. Pack everything heavy beneath the surface 3. Cushion the weight with everything light 4. ABCS (Accessibility, Balance, Compression, Streamlining) 5. Where would you pack your rain gear?
6/23:□ figure yourself out.
I’m fluorescent ceiling lights but I wish I was a stained-glass table lamp. “Have you considered medication?”
EXPEDITION SKILLS□ Learn and Demonstrate the BOWLINE knot. The bowline forms a secure loop that will not jam and is easy to tie and untie. The Bowline is most commonly used for forming a fixed loop, large or small at the end of a line…Even after severe tension is applied it is easy to untie. However, because it does untie so easily it should not be trusted in a life or death situation. It is said to retain 60% of the strength of the line in which it is tied.
No good in a storm.
I receive a letter from my family. The front of the card shows a greyscale photo of a little girl trying to move a boulder ten times her size. I can’t help but wonder if they’re trying to tell me something by it. “The truth is, I don’t really know what to say to you.”
EXPEDITION SKILLS□ Understand Navigation 301 to a level where you can easily answer guides’ questions on the material. Handrail - something parallel to your route to keep you on track Aiming off - setting your bearing off to the right or left to account for errors that will be made while walking Absolute Navigation Point - something in the real world that you can identify on the map with 100% certainty
7/5:□ no one really knows what brought you here still.
“When you speak, your words are gifts.” Sometimes not showing your guts is just a whole other way of showing your guts, if you thinkabout it.
EXPEDITION SKILLS□ None
7/12:□ find an outlet.
Sometimes my mother says I’m strange and I blink as my lungs freeze. I used to lay beneath birdsand beg them to bite me apart.
EXPEDITION SKILLS□ From memory, identify 3 different types of plants you find.
1. Acer pensylvanicum (Striped maple) - Most shade-tolerant of deciduous trees. Does not grow high enough to become a canopy tree and responds to sudden lack of light and growing space by flowering and fruiting. 2. Betula papyrifera (Paper birch) - Bark peels in papery strips, exposing reddish-orange inner bark which will gradually turn black with age. Good for kindling. Can withstand dry soil. 3. Toxicodendron radicans (Poison ivy) - Causes an itching, irritating, and sometimes painful rash in most who touch it. Variable in appearance and habit. Despite its common name, it is not really ivy.
7/18:□ be present.
“I don’t know if what we’re doing here is helpful.”
The forest told me not to die today. I tried to but only out of habit.
EXPEDITION SKILLS□ Plan and lead an appropriate expedition. 44° 16' 47.2332'' N, 71° 13' 55.2648'' W 44° 16' 9.6888'' N, 71° 1' 12.6840'' W 44° 13' 33.7872'' N, 71° 0' 9.5364'' W
I am just wandering.
7/18:□ prepare for transition.
“I think you’re ready.”
Home doesn’t exist for girls like me.
RELAPSE PREVENTION PLAN□ “Seek or Bury”□ “Save vs. Do not”