Don't spend too much time planning and equipping for adventures and endeavors that are months or years away. Explore the natural wonders that are less than a few hours away, savor every mile, sharpen your skills in the field, and develop your own unique style of adventuring. Across Arizona or across Africa, mileage is mileage. The purpose of your journey is what counts; how you challenge yourself to make the most of travel time. Pack light and pack well. Learn from mistakes. Figure out how to fix things when they break. Survey paper maps at night. Enjoy the vehicle and equipment you have now and care of them well. Always take good food and drink. Buy a good sleeping bag and pillow. Set goals for tomorrow, but make sure you adventure for today. Weekend warriors unite!