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Old 10-20-2019, 05:50 PM
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I do not go any where without my drawing gear (Graph paper and mechanical pencil. it's my life style .
I have roughly a dozen different things I'm working on some in process and some still on paper.
Long as I can stay dry I can work .
As for lights I never go any where without lights and spare batteries.even a small solar panel and rechargeable.
I have a lantern that is a crank generator and can charge most things.
If I knew the adverse conditions I was going into I might add other charging capabilities for wind.
Having flame light means a certain amount of extra care needs to be exercised and you don't dare fall asleep. LED lights are such a boon to camping and living off grid, relieves this concern.
I value my sanity, such as it is , so the added weight is worth the investment.

Some camping excursions I take one of my Autobon Society books on insects or other of my many interests.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:54 AM
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Learn to design things in your head. Its very rewarding when you can actually build something without written plans. No paper, pencils or lighting required, no computer/electricity needed either for rudimentary stuff.

I design stuff all the time, it's a hobby. More entertaining that crossword puzzles and almost anything on the idiot box.
I like to write. My "Ability" to write in such a way as to tell the story is...lets say....lack luster.

However, I do come up with really good stories.

Part of my writing consist of laying there and "Story boarding". This is where I kind of lay out the framework of the story in my head. Then I go through each section and visualize the story as if I was watching it on TV.

It gives me time to work out details, think through various options for story line and all that.

The process can take all afternoon before I am actually ready to begin writing it all down.

So when I am caught in the rain, thats what I do.

The other thing I do, is I have a 10x10 tarp that I can set up over/ in front of my hammock. This gives me an area in front of it that I can stand up and move around a little.

This gives me the ability to do some light Kung Fu, like work on footwork drills, deep breathing exercises, posture holding, drill my hand combos etc... and all that kind of stuff.
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Coldest I've ever been camping is -10 in Ohio. A mud covered debris hut, w/Dakota firepit. Pretty cozy. I'd make cordage, arrowheads, whatever I needed to do to make survival a little easier. Never board.
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Coldest I've ever been camping is -10 in Ohio. A mud covered debris hut, w/Dakota firepit. Pretty cozy. I'd make cordage, arrowheads, whatever I needed to do to make survival a little easier. Never board.
MY COLDEST on a tent camp was -18 on a moose hunt. The fire in the little stove had gone out.
The water was frozen in the bucket.

What woke me up were the 3 other guys in the tent shivering making those vivivvivivivvishsshisisish sounds of people really cold.
I woke up, I was sweating in my bag. Sometime during the night I had double zipped my bag and pulled the hood tight. A big old fashioned real down Slumberjack mummy bag that was the longest one they made. I would keep my clothes in the foot so they would be warm for the next morning.
my danger...
I knew if those guys had any idea how warm my bag was they would kill me for it. I slowly zipped open and let my body temp come down then got into my clothes in the bag(another reason why BIG is good. It was definitely crisp that AM. Have been on lots colder hunts but usually had more protection than a canvas wall.
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Bump uglies with the significant other.
Even that can get boring surprisingly fast.
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