I’ve been known to come up with some pretty crazy ideas.

Those thoughts of mechanical madness that most folks would laugh at seem to drive me to my shop, where I’ll putz around until I’ve cobbled together some interpretation of the miraculous contraption – only to have it proven to me that the “most folks” were right.  It’s said that Einstein (while rockin some mad hair) was known for his tenacity in pursuing ideas that others deemed futile.  And supposedly Edison was heard to say, “I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways NOT to make a light bulb.”  It’s nice to know he spent way too much time in his shop too.

Every once in a while, I suppose just for the sake of being different, one of those finicky little ideas decides to work.  And sooner or later someone else notices and starts talking about it or shares ideas to improve it, and before long you’ve got a whole gaggle of curious folks eagerly waiting for the first impartation to materialize and change their world.  In an attempt to appease the masses, I have officially begun production of my latest gizmo which I call the “TreeShelf.” 

Please let me save you some time here – If your idea of camping involves reservation by credit card, then you have my permission to bail out now and return to your Twitter feed.  Or if you think the long perilous trek from the dairy isle to the front register qualifies you as a “thru-hiker,” then you might wanna spend the next seven minutes working out in your Lazy-Boy instead of watching this video.  However… if you’re one of those adrenaline junkies who keep a day pack & hiking boots in your trunk “just in case,” then I think you might appreciate the following bit of craziness.

You all know what they say about a blind squirrel, right?  Well I fumbled my way to a working idea somehow – and I don’t even have the mad hair thing going on!

-Mike