Planning that far ahead is very smart. It gives you time to really plan what you want to do and come up with a reasonable budget, so you aren’t having to live off granola bars on Day 3 or miss out on doing things because you don’t have enough money to eat and participate in activities. I had purchased a dog playpen when Louie and Champ came to my home at six weeks old. Louie (the little one) was experiencing a failure to thrive and I had to nurse him around the clock. I did find that a syringe was perfect for food and water feeding every couple of hours.
infrastructure – utilities and heavy industry behind the scenes (or in plain sight) that makes all this possible. Examples of key elements: spacelift, a Deep Space Industrial Development Board, new materials, materials working (not just metalworking), astrionics shops, tachyonics shops, refineries (not the oil kind), cryostats, engine test stands, assembly plants, advanced pumps, wave guides, beyond fiber optic cables, advanced airlocks, advanced seals, advanced insulation, orbital tugs, space tankers, industrial mobilization, and macroengineering.
Road trips and other extended car travel increase the risk of blood clots. Many people like to get in a car and drive straight through to their destination, only stopping when they need gas. It gets the trip over with more quickly, but puts the driver and occupants at a much larger risk. Blood clots can travel to the lungs, block the flow of oxygen, damage the lungs, possibly cause heart damage, and in a number of cases cause instant death. Luckily, they are easy to prevent.
Hey, Ramkitten, I’d forgotten you were the one going to Nepal. I’d read about your project for the Himalaya Rescue Dog Squad a few weeks ago. It’s about 10:30 AM tomorrow as I write this.. in Kathmandu (according to the World Clock time change converter). Thanks for the update on your trip preparations. Will look forward to reading more as the time draws nearer for your departure.
The Grand Canyon is a backpacker and hiker paradise. Exploring the inner canyon may be done by mule rides which are available. These are booked well over a year in advance, so start planning early. River Running is also an ultimate adventure that is offered in the Grand Canyon. The Colorado River can be experienced by paddle rafts, motorized rafts, and dories. There are several Canyon Expedition tours available, book early also.
If you’re in a big city, chances are it’ll be easy to take public transportation and/or walk wherever you need to go. A car rental can be expensive, especially when you factor in parking and gas. Look at the costs of both to see if it’s considerably cheaper. If you do need a car, but not for everything, is it possible to just rent it for a day or two? We did this when we went to New Orleans, just so we could go on a day trip to a plantation and the Tabasco Factory. Worth it, but also a big chunk of money saved by doing it that way.