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Trying Out the Halti Laavu Pro

Trying Out the Halti Laavu Pro

I bought a new tent! As Amy is quick to point out, the last thing I need is another tent. But I wanted it. I have been intrigued by Baker and Whelan tents for years. Basically, half of a small wall tent, they are designed for expedition camping. Open down the length,...

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Summer Solstice Cookout

Summer Solstice Cookout

  My wife was having her book club over to our house for dinner. It seemed prudent to retreat to the woods for the evening. My brother’s wife is a member of the book club, leaving Andy unsupervised. It didn’t take much coaxing to get him to join me.We packed a...

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Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 3: Settling In

Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 3: Settling In

(click here for Chapter 2) It had been a warm, clear day when we started Saturday, but by mid afternoon the sky had gone slate-gray and opened up on us. We made camp in a torrential downpour. Mike had to leave before we were done setting up; Jason, Robert, and I...

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Blast From the Past

Blast From the Past

Mike and Amy and I did a short wander in the Gifford Pinchot, hoping to find some boletes or some late season morels. Aside from a nice flush of Amanita, we got skunked.             We swung by South Prairie, but Disappearing Lake has...

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Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 2: Setting Up

Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 2: Setting Up

  (click here to go to Chapter One)   Our longhouse was essentially two tipis married with a ridgepole spanning the distance between them. Panels of canvas covered the center. This was the first time (and maybe the last) I attempted it. I brought thirty-two...

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Lost Creek Longhouse  Chapter 1: Getting There

Lost Creek Longhouse Chapter 1: Getting There

            Ultra-light camping is all well and good, but I had a somewhat different approach in mind for the expedition to Lost Creek. I wanted to build a longhouse. I wasn’t exactly sure how to put one together; I did know it would take all the canvas I had and a...

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A Quick Overnight

A Quick Overnight

 This piece first appeared  June 2018 as Meine Freiheit in Nr.38  of International Sidecar Traveller.         By Monday afternoon I knew something had to be done. Work was beginning to take its toll, and I still had the rest of the week to go....

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Sidecar Traveller Nbr.43

Sidecar Traveller Nbr.43

  Did you get your copy of the latest issue of Sidecar Traveller yet? We have another article published. My words and Andy's photos. A picture Andy took of me and Walter in front of the tipi graces the full page of the back cover....

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