Our trip in 2018 will not be only in summer, with hot weather and bugs. With this in mind, we arranged with our friend Jon (of Borealis Bushcraft) to go out for another weekend of learning how to use what's around us for both necessities and comfort.
We were cold, we were wet and huddled around the fire. When we weren't, we were hot and sweaty and jumping into the (poison-ivy bordered) river in an attempt to cool off. No one ever said back-country camping would be a comfortable thing, especially for beginners and t...
There are a few downsides to hammock camping in general that we have to address before we can be confident that they're the right choice for us.
1. Cold weather and staying warm.
2. What if there are no trees?
3. Gear storage.
We all plan on surviving this grand adventure of ours, so there are a few things we all agree we must do (a rarity some days, I promise you). High on that list is of course canoeing but many others all fall under the purview of general wilderness skills. We need to kno...