Thursday, January 18, 2018
The photo at left hosted on wikicommons is from MIKI Yoshihito from Sapporo City, Japan. MIKI allows its use here for just the attribution. Nice. And, nice snapshot!
Winter camping breakfast/lunch/supper/snack. Who knows? Looks mighty tasty to a bear.
I have toyed with the idea of winter camping and doing some fishing on the South Branch Au Sable.
I've decided to pass this year. If the winter warms a little, I might go. We're crossing our third week without rising above freezing and it has been considerably colder up in trout country (interior basin so ... cold).
March. I'll make a dash in March.
I haven't got an expedition quality bag.
I'm cool in my bag and bag liner at the mid twenties even using mid-weight layering and, as always, sleeping in a wool hat. I could use a better low-temperature bag; but, I'm not sure I really want to be fishing when the nights drop to twenty or below.
The first four or five hours with a 40 oz canteen of hot water makes for good sleeping. The last two hours before dawn can be rough.
Apart from cold -- and the persistent ice-over -- the winter here has been fine.
I'm concerned for my friends in the Old World after the winds and storm blew through. Power outages can be a real problem where electric heat or electric-glycol systems are employed.
Hope all of you are warm, powered, and dry.
Or, at least the pub is two of the three.