Tent is up. Hoping to spend the night out in the rain.
Fun. Hell, yes.
Update: Did NOT rain last night as far as I could tell. Had a most excellent night sleep. It was the perfect temperature.
05.31.2018 – Updated Update: I have been sleeping in the Winterial Bivy Tent all week expecting to be rained on at some point. It finally rained this morning and I am happy to report that this tent is holding up pretty well.
06.01.2018 – Updated Updated Update: Last evening was a good steady rain and the tent is holding up. Good to know if I ever find myself in a monsoon.
I’m finally taking a few days off. I’m happy that our big project is past the first big hurdle and we are now into phase 2.
With that being said, I believe it is time to test some new camping gear. One of the latest additions is the Lynx ALPS 4 tent. It is a rather large tent weighing in at 10 pounds. I like the smaller Bivy style tent I have but sometimes you just need more room.
I’m going to spend most of the morning trying to figure out what gear I’ll need and then — pack it up. I’m taking the Trekking King 60L Survival Rucksack.
I’m looking forward to some winding down.
Last night I decided to try out both my mid-range sleeping bag and the Winterial bivy style tent.
I was amazingly warm and actually very comfortable last night. The temperature was 58 F when I went to sleep and got down to low 40s when I woke up.
The air cushion also helped to make the overnight enjoyable.
Thumbs way up — can’t wait for camping season.
I bought this Winterial tent in the dead of winter so I was happy to finally be able to set it up in soft ground.
It is a single person tent. Easy to set up and also comes with a rain fly.
Here is the Amazon link. Highly recommended.
It is almost the end of February. Where did it go?
I’ve moved the website over to Captain Nukko but it has issues. The kind of issues that I usually don’t encounter like missing graphics, the books I read, etc.
That is why I am writing this post on my normal site. Captain Nukko might have been a great idea at the time but chipheadmike works and I should probably just stick to this site.
Watch both sites…just kidding. I’ll most likely just write here.
With that aside, I’d like to update my small following on what has been going on at Castle Nerda.
The big work project is in full swing and has been pushed back a couple of times. It is the same idea as NASA “Go” or “No-Go” for launch. We’re getting there. We should be done with this soon.
A couple of months ago, I got the camping bug again. I love camping. I love taking a three day hike/camp in the woods and being outdoors and living in nature.
I did it as a kid, a teen, but not so much as an adult.
I’m changing that this year. I’ve decided to keep three bags ready. My big GTH bag, a 3 day trip bag, and a day trip bag.
I’m in the process of stocking those up.
I am watching numerous bush craft videos on youtube as well as “prepper” info. It is good stuff.
This month will almost be over soon. Where did it go?