Sit. Rep. #90: Itchy Itchy, Scratchy Scratchy

1-This song is titled “The Happy Wanderer” by Florenz Friedrich Sigismund.  First verse: I love to go a-wandering, Along the mountain track, And as I go, I love to sing, My knapsack on my back. 1B- Rudyard Kipling wrote the poem “The Way Through The Woods.”  Here is the second verse. Yet, if you enter … Read more

Sit. Rep. #79: Kipling and Patton

1- Batteries die even when fully charged because of 2 reasons.  Extreme cold stops the chemical reaction from taking place that produces electricity.  Or heat that corrodes the internal parts.     On cold weather camping trips, keep your batteries in your tent overnight to keep them from freezing.  During the day, place your batteries or … Read more

Sit. Rep. #48: Guys & Pegs

Wisdom hints about hiking: 1- Take an extra stove & fuel to do nothing but boil water for dishwashing & sterilizing mess kits.  You will need to be a good-sized pot.  And pliers for mess kit dunking. 2- Windscreens help cook faster. And they keep the pots warmer longer.  Choose the number & size/height of … Read more