Sixty-nine and feeling fine! Walking and swimming has been a wonderful birthday present to myself.
This coming Wednesday I leave on my eight day solo backpacking trip to the Cache/Creek Bear Creek area.
I have made dehydrated Stir Fry and also dehydrated Stroganoff. Hopefully they will be a tasty change and/or addition to my usual lentil soup, black bean soup and cornmeal mush dinners.
I recently ran across Jim Wood's website that had a great suggestion, I hope, for treating that slick silnylon floor my Gosamer Gear "The One" tent has. I have been ending up at the low side or in the corner during a night's sleep because that tent floor is so slick. Jim's suggestion is to buy some 100% silicon caulk and some odorless mineral spirits. Mix at a 1 to three ratio and paint the inside and outside of the tent floor with it. I just finished the job and the tent is hanging in my garage drying. That slick floor was the only downside to that tent and hopefully the problem is now taken care of. The coating will also help maintain the water-proof ability of the silnylon "bathtub" floor. We'll see.
Here's my tent one year ago, March 20th, when I took it out for it's first test drive. Spring camping can be iffy! Here is a slideshow of that trip. Hopefully this mid April adventure will lean more towards sun and warmth!