Day 276: paper for maps

Day 276:

Well, I ran out of paper, which definitely puts a crimp on the map production.

And I ran out of paper because I ran out of paper supplies.

I spent the day today harvesting the bamboo or cane or whatever it is down by the waterfront, then boiling the hell out of it.

(It’s kind of sugary, and now I’m trying to figure out if I can make sugar crystals out of the water.)

Once the fibers are suitably boiled, they unroll almost like a scroll anyway, and that means I can lay them out and press them and turn them into really low-quality paper.

At least the boiling I can do outside, so I’m not covered in both soot and sugar.