A pulk is an adapted sled that you pull behind you to haul your gear. It allows you to haul more gear with less effort, taking the weight off your body and legs. During the winter it becomes a huge asset. The document below is available here and does a great job of summarizing build options and … More Winter Camping: You Want a Pulk
You would think after my last camping trip, I had enough cold camping. But when you find a group of like minded individuals, things start to sound like a good idea. And that’s how I ended up sleeping in a tent on top of a bluff on a -17 degree (Fahrenheit) night. It was a … More Afton Cold Camp, January 2014
(this has been sitting in my drafts for far too long…) Read Part 1 Going to bed cold sucks. But if you can get dry, and if your gear is warm enough, you can get comfortable and sleep well. There are other things that you can do. I think it’s good to get warm and get … More Falling Into Winter: Backpacking in November, Part II
It started off like most camping trips: talk of gear and schedules, repeated trips to REI, and sugar plums dancing through our heads. We had 4 guys, gear, and a plan. Originally, we had picked a section of the Superior Hiking Trail for this trip, but the deer hunting opener was the same weekend as … More Falling Into Winter: Backpacking in November, Part I
There it was; 2012 come and gone. Being my first full year as a parent, a lot of new things were encountered. I pushed boundaries. I found out that I can go days in a row on three hours sleep a night. And most important, I found out that being a parent is pretty awesome. So … More Happy 2013: Who knows?
Originally, a couple of friends and I had planned to meet up in central Iowa and do some light winter camping. Unfortunately, the forecast for Saturday night was for the weather to turn very cold, very quickly. The temperature was to drop to the low single digits and not warm up on Sunday. I wasn’t … More Blizzard Camp 2010