Saturday, February 5, 2011

"Winter Camping" Seminar

Fresh on the heels of reading the "AMC Guide to Winter Hiking and Camping", I attend a seminar on the topic. This ends up being a wondrously fun hour. The instructor covers the basics of clothing, cooking supplies, and tent/sleeping gear.

But apparently, he spends more nights outdoors than indoors. I can't wait to learn where and how to do this. Hopefully, there are places closer to home than backpacking in the Shenandoah, at least a 4-hour drive away. But his method is far more adventurous than I care to be. He finds out-of-the-way spots,  like farm fields and road clearances where he can just quickly pitch a tent, or even just "camp" in his car. He even uses his camp stove in his car.

Though he has lots of fun stories to share with us, it's just not practical for me.

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