I brought along a magnesium fire starter and then discovered two things. I am too fat to squat comfortably on the ground long enough to start a fire. I had to get a camp chair and lean over the fire pit. I doubt that will be available to me in the wilderness. The other thing is that you need very fragile tinder to catch sparks. Grocery bag won’t do, too dense. I organized the only “hike” (more like a walk) with my three co-campers. We did a half mile round trip up and down hills on the coast to see a tidal waterfall in Julia Pfeifer State Park. Gorgeous, but another reminder that my outdoor walking/hiking needs a lot of work. I’ve been walking on water-packed sand at the beach, the board walk or the treadmill at the gym and none of these are any kind of comparable.Completely apart from alcohol, I need to be better about my diet because indigestion has been a problem for several months. I was reminded several times on that walk to the falls that I will feel better not just when I lose weight, but won’t have the gastro issues I currently have. Spicy food (a favorite) needs to be watched, and rather than eating two bigger meals, several smaller noshes would help. Yogurt, too.The woods were lovely dark and deep, but sockless me at night had very cold feet.