17771My first stealth camping night
- Jun 30, 2007I was here: http://tinyurl.com/39nbl7
It's only about a mile from my house; easy overnighter with my
daypack. Two liters of water, no food. Explored the park for a
couple of hours -- the early blueberries are nummy. Took too long to
find a good spot, so tied up using my headlamp.
I'd hoped that my light 45 degree fleece bag would be ok for a mild
night in my clothes. No. With the low sinking to the upper 50s, I
added my car shade mylar+foam pad, bandanna head cover and my backup
space blanket. Need to see if I can fit my fluffy sleeping bag on
Clear sky, so tried using my tarp in the stuff bag for a pillow. Not
comfortable. Maybe try something inflatable next time.
Of course, when you're cold at night, you pee a lot. I wanted to get
away from the hammock, but I was also concerned about losing it in the
dark. My headlamp has a flashing mode, so I hung it on a tree as a
return beacon. Used my tiny backup light for walking. Seems
dangerously high tech. What do other people do to keep from getting
lost in the dark?
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