Monday, February 22, 2010

Winter Camping

Well this past weekend was a fun one got some time in the woods with my scout troop. We camped out one of my assistants family farm. Weather was ok wasn't terribly cold just my old sleeping bag wasn't as warm as it used to be. The nights were a little chilly but nothing unbearable perhaps its time to update the sleeping bag, but not sure to what seeing how I eventually want move into hammock camping but time will tell what I end up doing. It was a fun weekend a lot of the guys got a ton of advancements done and had fun and thats whats important. When I get some time ill add a couple of the photos I had time to take.

As always thanks for reading and dropping by.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A weekend of winter camping--Introduction

This should prove to be a very interesting weekend its been a while since I have camped in snow and cold. Hoping to not freeze my butt off, but we shall see how that all goes. This weekend my scout troop is going to be doing a bit of tent camping in the cold. I was hoping to maybe have some sort of winter hammock rig put together but time and money not falling into place right thats just not going to happen so I am going to try using a little solo shelter my brother had given me a few years ago. We spent the last month teach the kids a lot of how to stay warm and safe in the cold and how to also enjoy it. After all there are a few pluses to camping in the winter. With the snow pack on the ground theres a whole new meaning to peace and quiet cause of how well the snow absorbs sound and what not. I guess we will see how well the guys all listened and see who starts complaining about the cold first. Im hoping its a fun and educational weekend and as always will report back and let all who read this know how well it went. Oh and the mini pack review I had mentioned from my short day hike its probably not going to happen as I am pretty much going to start getting stuff together for leaving Friday afternoon no biggie was nothing special anyway just threw some stuff together in a hurry.

All  Secure in this sector over and out*

*Im playing around with differant closings if anyone has cared to notice

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A few hours in the woods before the Snow Storm

Well on Monday I went out for a bit of time in the woods took just a short little walk to streach the legs and test out a new bag I got for Christmas. It was a fun day little breezy but kinda warm considering it was about 26* outside. I had originally planned to go out earlier in the day and spend a day out and make a little trail lunch and just get out for a day. being winter I sorta slept in a a few hours later then I wanted too; oh well some time was better then no time. As far as the pack goes that I tried out it was good I may or may not do a write up on it not sure at this time. Still figuring out some ways of tweaking it.

I snapped a few photos and even took a quick little video of a neat waterfall slightly off the trail. Hope to have more posts like this up soon. Perhaps when it gets a bit warmer out  LOL.

Thats all for now take care and remember take sometime and get outdoors and enjoy a bit of nature now and then.