Swapping out, that is my term for what happens in developing countries.
Mammoth or Marmot
My friend Bhesh, said, - Mammot - I thought he was saying Marmot, the rather Switzerland word for woodchuck, or groundhog. He says the backpack Mammoth is made in Switzerland and I have memories while near Melchsee Fruut, Switzerland where this girl was in love with woodchucks.
Mammoth or Woodchuck, that for sure is swapping out, or in Thailand they would say, - Same Same - And I would say, - But different -
I am in Nepal, Mount Everest is here, considered the highest mountain on the planet. Thus there is an emphasis on backpacks for mountain climbing. The majority of Nepal people never leave the valley.
His philosophy is a man should never leave his time zone. Time zone? Yes, you know. He lives in the Eastern Time zone. He wont leave it and in fact confines himself to twenty degrees latitude within the zone. Hell cross zip codes but tries to stay within his telephone area code. From the books - The Charm School - by Nelson De Mille -
Every person has a Polaroid snapshot of their version of the world. They carry this photograph around with them as they travel or live. Every new experience is somehow drawn onto the small snapshot of their world.
Travelers normally expand the snapshot a small amount. I am in the India, Nepal Snapshot of travel. I left the Southeast Asia snapshot I was in, was very close to the Bali, Australia a month or so ago. I traveled for 5 years in the South American snapshot.
Nepal is a small snapshot of the world, I am literally up on top of the world, it is an island where people come to visit.
Mammoth or Marmot backpacks are about 12,000 miles from my backpack design or in other worlds it is on the other side of the planet. I am making a backpack for travel and the Mammoth real or copy I am not sure is made for walking, maybe climbing.
Bhesh says, - Switzerland make a good backpack, because they have good materials. - I say, - It has nothing to do with materials, they have the will. -
Third World, Under-developed, Developing, Poor, whatever you want to label a country that has less maybe while others have more. Mostly this is just hogwash, I do not see Switzerland or the USA as having more than Nepal, different for sure, however this is a land of opportunity.
I suppose the percentage of persons with the will or the thought, - I can conquer the world - are less.
Well, what happens is this, I am telling them they can make a world class, first tier, top of the line, best quality on the planet TRAVEL backpack and they keep swapping out parts. I turn my back for one second and the top quality is replace by a second or third quality part.
Today I will go to the sources, I will go to the suppliers of backpack clips, snaps, and clothes. I need to change my tack, I will sail towards the suppliers and find the mother loads.
My design for a backpack weights less than one kilo or about 2 pounds, I may end up carrying around all the parts until I have all the world best in one location, then assemble.
Then ASIA can copy anything, make the first no, but copy yes. In Nepal Mammoth or Marmot are the same.