Winter Camping Austin and me went camping at Turtle River State Park last night. Winter camping is cold! It got down to 5 degrees F. It was pretty windy out, but we found a campsite in the trees so it wasn't too bad. I need a down jacket and some down booties for sure. I also need a four season tent. The bivy sack felt like a death trap. It's bad enough in a mummy bag, but then to put another restrictive bag around that is too much. It was warm, but I got little if any sleep. Overall it was a fun experience, and I can't wait to do it again using what I learned from this outing. Here are the pics:
Home for the night. Easy to set up, but to small for me. Good for an emergency when you don't plan on having to camp out.
I need one of these, minus the feet sticking out.
After we set up camp we started to make supper. These MSR stoves are amazing!
Spaghetti, it's what's for dinner. Mmmmm.
After a good hour, lots of matches and half a roll of toilet paper we got a fire started. Need to work on my fire building skills.
Put another log on the fire Austin.
Midnight snack of Pop Tarts. Brown sugar cinnamon flavor is the best.
Austin obviously ate too much. "He's gonna be a soccer player, he is, he is"-Billy Madison.
Off to bed. It's gonna be a cold night.