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Title: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: darwined on February 06, 2013, 04:39:25 pm
You guys got any favorite meals or little items that aren't necessary but make a winter camping experience a little more luxurious? For me, five dice and a little notepad is the coolest thing I've ever seen anyone bring.  That extra five or six ounces made the week 100 times better.
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: The other tomcat on February 06, 2013, 05:33:58 pm
I always bring a motel room. The weight savings is awesome!
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: darwined on February 06, 2013, 05:51:58 pm
I always bring a motel room. The weight savings is awesome!

I just don't want to explain that credit card bill.
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: strandman on February 06, 2013, 06:13:28 pm
Kate Upton and a bottle
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: neiceclimber on February 06, 2013, 06:22:26 pm
Beer, always carry one more than your partner to piss them off when they run out.
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: ripunx12690 on February 06, 2013, 08:59:15 pm
herb....and my dog
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: tradmanclimbz on February 06, 2013, 09:45:23 pm
A weak mind and strong bottle :-[ P     I prefer to sleep in the cabin  or a camper van. Bivy sac in the snow makes for a LONG night ::)
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: DLottmann on February 06, 2013, 09:59:18 pm
If I really half to spend the night sleeping in the snow Iíll want my -30 down sleeping bag, both my sleeping pads, and a fully charged iPhone ;)
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: nick a on February 06, 2013, 11:15:41 pm
I've spent enough months sitting on glaciers to finally learn. Favorite meal is Annie's Mac & Cheese with slices of summer sausage, and M&Ms for dessert. Quick, easy (sub water for milk), and great. I go big with spin-fried pizza on the stove if it's a long trip in AK. Bringing a coffee cone (with filters) and real coffee is infinitely better each morning than instant coffee, unless you're only out for a night or three.

For gear, the extra weight of light puff pants and down booties can be worth it on a longer trip. A pyramid tent (even a small "3-man" one) is great for long trips on glaciers/snowfields for use as a cook tent with the floor dug out for seating and standing. A little sit pad, earplugs, and a paperback make the long nights much more bearable.

... and some cognac.
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: Admin Al on February 07, 2013, 12:44:22 am
Earplugs make for friends...
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: darwined on February 07, 2013, 07:01:02 am
So here's the gear list so far:

1.  An ultralight motel room 
2.  Kate upton
3.  A bottle
4.  Seven beers
5.  a weak mind
6.  Tiger balm
7.  -30 bag
8.  two sleeping pads
9.  an I phone
10.  herb
11.  a dog
12.  summer sausage
13.  Mac and Cheese
14.  down booties
15.  puff pants
16. a pizza
17.  m&ms
18.  coffee cone

Looks like a list you'd get handed to you if you were pledging a frat :D
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: JJ Jameson on February 07, 2013, 12:01:24 pm
Pee Bottle.
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: strandman on February 07, 2013, 02:02:26 pm
We used to bivvy under the RR bridge  before the Nerledge,, convenient to 2 bars
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: The other tomcat on February 07, 2013, 05:26:32 pm
So other than Kate Upton...the motel room renders all that shite moot see? Pay cash for the room and live it up!
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: strandman on February 07, 2013, 05:30:31 pm
Always thinking Cat
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: xcrag_corex on February 07, 2013, 05:38:12 pm
you see Tom....Chances with Kate Upton are more likely in a tent tho....the cold keeps the ladies more sluggish and "Looking to survive"
 :o
Title: Re: Winter camping essentials?
Post by: darwined on February 07, 2013, 07:26:14 pm
I pop a tent everytime I think of her.