June 1, 2005
Camping Made Complicated
This morning, I spent 1½ hours composing an email about canoe camping in the BWCAW. I am hardly an expert, but it surprises me to see how much I learned in the in the trip we made last year.
- Good rain gear is worth every penny. It is especially nice to find it on sale.
- Tarps really come in handy.
- Wool socks are much preferable to cotton.
- You can eat about half as much trail mix per day as you think you can.
- Chinese snack mix rules.
- Keeping the paddle low prevents a good portion of upper body soreness.
- Camping in even the worst weather is still one of the best things in the world.
- It is entirely worthwhile to try to get your pack weight down to where you can single portage.
I look forward to testing these rules and learning others over the course of the summer.
Posted by Underblog at June 1, 2005 11:27 AM
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Camping Made Complicated:
Tracked on June 2, 2005 12:42 AM