pagan_camping (pagan_camping) wrote,

Bright colors for small stuff

Show of hands: How many of you do some gardening? Then you folks know all too well when I say green is a terrible choice for your tools. The rest of you are scratching your heads. Huh? What's wrong with that? If the handle is green, then it must be for the back yard, right? Yes, true, but toss your green-handled trowel in the grass and see how long it takes you to find it. Go ahead - I'll wait.

Don't you wish the handle was lemon yellow, or construction cone orange, or white, or... When it comes to camping gear, almost everything seems to be olive green, or ebony black, or forest brown, or... In my book, I mention jazzing up your campsite with fun colors and patterns, tying everything together to not only make things stylish but also spiritually uplifting.

I too mention practical reasons for using color, designs and lighting, especially so folks don't trip! And here, I stress this so you can actually find what you're looking for and not to lose your tools. Efficient, yes?

So now that it's warming up, it's time to start looking at the gear you already have. I recently spent quite a few hours going through my closets and putting everything together. I repacked quite a bit, since I'm planning on pulling a nearby weekend excursion as soon as the weather is cooperative and will need to get to my stuff. And while I was doing that, quite a few ideas popped into my head, including (bright) color coding. The nearby JoAnn and Staples both sell colored duct tape for a mere pittance, certainly much cheaper than replacing lost items or paying a doctor to fix a broken ankle!

So have fun with your campsite Covenstead planning instead of being grumpy about cleaning out the closets. Don't be afraid to slowly consider each and every item you have needs a little color added to it, your coven's symbol/talisman/logo (or your name) adhered to it, if it needs batteries (and which kind) and of course, if what you have is truly needed or needs to be replaced.
Tags: adding color to items

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