One Man's Vessel
A quote for the read:
"Choose your favorite spade and dig a small, deep hole, located deep in the forest or a desolate area of the desert or tundra. Bury your cell phone and then find a hobby."
Nick Offerman
     Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe. It's a common saying about self-reliance: be kind, but not naïve, and take responsibility for yourself. One could say I overlooked the meaning and took it literally, and I did. Long story short and simply put, I had always wanted to build some kind of a boat. I don't exactly know why, but there was something about putting pieces together from scratch to create a vessel that could float, and I would know how it floated because I made it. To be able to have a handmade prize like that would be awesome, I thought. I began researching what the process would be like to actually start from scratch, and honestly, it didn't look that hard. I had found a set of YouTube videos by this guy named Adam. He made a step-by-step tutorial from bottom to top on building a cedar strip canoe. In that August of 2017, I bought plans for a 15-foot Prospector canoe.

     For the next ten months, I followed the tutorial and worked on my interminable project whenever I got the chance. I ran out of money in the