Family Camping – Part 1

With the heating up and me wanting to get Ciro introduced to camping soon, I planned an overnighter at the local Izaak Walton League of America Chapter, where I am a member.

We arrived around 5pm to setup camp, get some dinner going, let Ciro explore and test some more fire starters for building fires. This was a “car camping” trip as Ciro is 2 years old and Amy has not camped in many years. We used our trusty old Coleman tent, air mattress with a down sleeping bag for Amy and Ciro used his sleeping bag that we won at last years Bull Run RMEF Banquet. I used my Big Agnes Farwell back and Two Track pad. [Read more…]

Bonsai Trip 1 for 2010

The moon from camp

Now that I have had my new Hilleberg Soulo tent for a little over a month, I was chomping at the bit to give it a go!

Since the holidays, my family and I have been either going to visit someone or attend an event every weekend! Now, Ciro’s 2nd birthday doesn’t count, as I wouldn’t miss that for anything!

Finally, a weekend arrives with no plans! So we go through our normal evening ritual with dinner and putting Ciro to bed. But, before Amy hits the hay I asked if she minded if I went camping. She said “sure, just pack prepared and bring a weapon!

So, with the temperatures dropping faster than Tiger’s shorts and a low pressure front moving in, I loaded the Jeep to hit the road. I thought that this would be a great test for me and some of my gear.

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