Last week we did get some wet snow:
Wet crunchy snow is no fun to hike through but it is really nice to look at!
When last I blogged, I had mounted a tent on top of the cot. This worked better than expected but I was having a heck of a time keeping the poles on the cot. They kept slipping off which made the tent shorter....and shorter....and shorter.
I decided to put together something else for the remainder of the season. I bought myself some fence posts:
Gathered up any unused bungee cords:
Un-mounted the tent....which Duffy did not appreciate:
The ground is still frozen so attached the fence posts to the legs of the cot and tossed a HUGE tarp over them:
I then walked around the inside to straighten it out:
Then back to the outside to wrap it snugly:
I opened the "door" using a bungee and a tree branch:
I lined the cots with a smaller tarp:
then added the carpeting:
...and then the sleeping bag:
And then I notices there was an opening in one of the corners:
I had to rewrap part of the tarp so that Duffy didn't end up getting wrapped up on the posts...and then I had a finished shelter:
We slept in it for the first time last night. It is positively HUGE compared to the last two tents:
No claustrophobia issues here!
While I was gathering needed supplies for this project, I found a couple of interesting things at the stores:
First of all, the guy at the coffee place always puts a little smiley face on the cup.
I love that.
This place has stopped trying to sell ice cream. They now sell spoons.....and give you the ice cream for free with it.
I love that.
Then there was this thing:
Apparently, there are people who voluntarily stick this wax vacuum in their ears and turn it on.
They stick a vacuum in their ears.
Yeah.....I'm going back to the woods now.