I don’t know how Tabs did it. I spent, what, two days “in the woods,” and I was ready to tap out, but Tabs was famous in the backpacking and wilderness worlds for his ability to live off the land for weeks and months. I suspect it could have been years, but he had his busy modeling career to tend to.
Today I was put in charge of navigation on the drive back from the lake, and the only way I was able to get home was by remembering Tabs’ tried-and-true map tips. Up is north. Down is south. West is left. East is right. And always use a compass.
I think he would have laughed at El Hub’s campfire building skills. Tabs was known to create a roaring flame using just two sticks and his paws.
One thing we did get right was the making of the s’mores. Tabs would have been proud. Turns out my marshmallow roasting skills are superb, but that’s only because Tabs taught me the secret. The more marshmallows you use, the more chances you have to satisfy your tum.
As we were snug in our tent last night, I couldn’t help but think of the time Tabs designed a series of cat tents for REI. Some of the designs were sleek and simple, like this one, but there were also luxury options too for the cat who believes that more is more. His was outfitted with a solar powered gravy dispenser and genuine Louis Vuitton print.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,