Hello, my name is Ryan, and for some bizarre reason, the folks running Straw Hat decided to hire me—me of all people!—to develop this website. You're probably already very disappointed with the hidden link you found—as far as easter eggs go, it's all about me! =)
Here's a little trivia actually related to this website. If you go to the Being Green page, you'll see a couple of pretty pictures of 'locally grown' agricultural land. (They're the same ones on this page.) Truth be told, I don't have any photos of the actual farms where ingredients for Straw Hat pizzas are grown. But don't all farms look more-or-less the same anyhow? To me, they do, and in 2012, I hiked over 1,000 miles through France and and Spain on the Camino de Santiago—which passes farm after farm after farm. So I took these particular photos on the Meseta in Spain of all places! Rest assured, though, that your food isn't really coming from Spain, but I'm more than a little amused to use photos of a farm in Spain to represent locally grown food. =)
Some of my other more noteworthy websites include:
- Walking 4 Fun I do a lot of hiking. Really, a lot of hiking. I've thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, Florida Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and more than a thousand miles of the Camino de Santiago. During my last couple of treks, I took thousands and thousands of photos which I turned into Walking 4 Fun. Track the mileage you walk each day around your home, office and neighborhood, enter your mileage into the website, and it will show you where you would be on a given trail had you done those miles there. Not just a map of where you would be on the trail, but actual photos from the section of trail you would have walked each day. I hope to add support for many more trails in the future!
- Atlas Quest The world's largest letterboxing website. What's letterboxing, you ask? It's an outdoor treasure hunt where you solve and follow clues until you find your prize—a little rubber stamp, usually a hand-carved creation, to ink up your logbook with. Great for kids and adults alike!
- The Soda Can Stove If you ever need a cheap, lightweight, and reliable stove, nothing is better than the soda can stove. I've used one for thousands of miles of backpacking, they weigh about half an ounce, cost about as much as two soda cans and have no moving parts to break or filters to clog. Backpackers around the world love them.
- Backcountry Water A lot of people are surprised to learn that I usually don't treat any backcountry water during my backpacking adventures—and now I've created an entire website covering my thoughts about drinking surface water in the backcountry.
Hope you enjoyed this little tour!
— My name is Ryan, and I approved this message—but nobody has at Straw Hat has. If I asked them, they might tell me no. So shhh..... =)