Sunday, October 19, 2014
Life on Shore
During the hunt much of our time on shore was spent either carrying meat or hanging out by the woodstove in the teepee. A woodstove on a lighweight camping trip might seem extravagant but our teepee and stove together weigh around 5 pounds and are very compact. They are made by a company called Titanium Goat (click here for more), and are actually FAR lighter per person than individual tents. Also there is nothing quite like the camaraderie of warming up by a woodstove while waiting for dinner to cook.
This year we also brought along a lightweight propane 'Lucy' lantern. It provided light, and, when hung from the ceiling of the tent, it did a great job drying out socks. We were very comfortable in our teepee. On both nights we had to scrape away snow before setting up the tent and on both nights the stove dried out the ground inside the tent surprisingly quickly.
Of course for the one time we packed out an elk in a snow/rain storm it sure was nice to have a dry boat to retreat onto - but more about life on the boat in another post. Patrick