[at-l] Fw: So what IS cold weather camping?

Frank Looper nightwalker.at at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 14:35:29 CST 2009


Thank you. I'm saving it this time.

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 8:28 AM, Tom McGinnis <sloetoe at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Upon request...
>
> --- On Tue, 11/22/05, Sloetoe <sloetoe at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> You know you're camping in cold weather if/when:
>>
>> 1) You stick your hand into moving water and it feels *warm*.
>>
>> 2) You compress the night's air out of your lofted sleeping bag
>> to find that that warmed air turns to *snow* right over your face.
>>
>> 3) You automatically stow your water bottles inverted.
>>
>> 4) You check your available drinking water by listening to your
>> torso as you rock up and down on your toes.
>>
>> 5) Your headlamp turns into a necklace which never comes off.
>>
>> 6) Dinner becomes lunch, as the "heat of the day" is the only
>> time you care to actually cook.
>>
>> 7) You must knock ice off your toothbrush any time.
>>
>> 8) Putting on your shoes becomes a "process" that takes over 5
>> minutes. A piece.
>>
>> 9) Most of your pack volume is taken up by clothing instead of food.
>>
>> 10) "Hat hair" becomes a religion, a way of life, an institution.
>>
>> Warmly,
>> Sloetoe
>> (who wonders what will be written of items 11) through 20)___?)
>>
>> Spatior! Nitor! Nitor! Tempero!
>>    Pro Pondera Et Meliora.
>>
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