17 July 2007

An idiot’s guide to camping in winter.

Based on my vast camping experiences, I feel that it is my duty to mankind, to document guidance around the winter camping experience. The following rules/tips will be invaluable to the novice camper:

1. Try to plan your camping trip more than 24 hours in advance.
2. Leave the camera tripod at home- that space can be used better.
3. Take camping chairs- at least one each- almost as important as food!
4. If the temperature is expected to be below 0 deg, do not take a tent called ‘Coral Cabin’- this model is probably designed for warmer coastal climates.
5. Draw up a proper list and make sure everyone knows what they need to buy so that you have the right quantity of food.
6. Marshmallows and nutella go well together after a braai.
7. If you taking a blow up mattress- carrying the pump will be a good idea!
8. 3 hours of chopping wood = 30 min of camp fire! Pack 2 axes...
9. All liquids left outside the tent freeze overnight- so does the river you camp next to! Pack a beanie!
10. Be sure to pack lots of excitement and a huge dose of adventure spirit.

[A tea bag that froze in the cup overnight...]

7 comments:

Fatima said...

Good list to keep :)
Like the teabag :)

Haseena said...

as i sed before
just settle down bilal

Anonymous said...

What about da bla??? Is it possible to go campin without gettin stoned?

Bilal said...

@fatima:
Always good to learn from the experiences of others:)
The teabag, bottles of water and the river- all better liquid than frozen!

@has:)
Don't rush me:p
I am going away for a bit, but will be back soon...

@anonymous:
Of course! You shouldnt do that stuff hey!

Haseena said...

settle down as in chill out relax, take some time to have a break - ie dont do silly things like camping in winter:P
ps. how is this hitting on you?

brotherhood said...

haha thanks bro :P

ZK said...

lol hope you had a blast though :P
campin in winter *sigh* the insanity of it all