|Re: RL Adventurers Club|
Subject: Re: RL Adventurers Club
by Mizzou on 2008/8/4 16:42:29
@Aeternus: Most of the places I've been camping don't have outhouses, hence the shovel. If there was one, it was the local hangout for the mosquitos. Personally, I hate using outhouses. They usually smell bad and I can't get myself to go into one if I find creepy crawlies in them. Walking in the dark doesn't really bother me, you get used to it after awhile.
@Aeternus and Oracle: I don't know how many times I've been on a camping trip and had to deal with bad weather. When I was working as a guide I had to go out regardless of the weather, you learn to deal with it. I actually got pretty good at making sure I kept my clothes and as many of my things dry as possible. Lots of coffee and hot cocoa works great!
The only time I got hypothermia was in June. I was on a ten day canoe trip and it was cold and rainy the whole time. Every morning your clothes were still damp and cold. After a week of that, it finally got me.
It was alittle scary because we were in the middle of a large lake with a strong headwind when I started to notice it. The last thing we wanted to happen was get turned the wrong way and swamp. I was in the stern (the back) of the canoe and it took what little strength I had left to keep the canoe straight. The person in the bow (the front) had to help me out with it. It was the first time I wasn't able to carry anything over a portage and we grabbed the first campsite after that.
My crew put my tent up for me since I wasn't able to and then I crawled in. After dry clothes and warm food and drinks, I was fine.
Well, next time I'll share a funnier story.