Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Great Outdoors

Last weekend, me and my friends went on our annual camping pilgrimage to Clarence Fahnestock State Park in Carmel, NY. We've gone camping together since 2003 and have learned plenty of lessons.

Lesson 1 - when you think you have enough firewood, you don't! Nothing is worse than secretly burning a sleeping friend's blanket when you've run out of firewood / duralogs.
Lesson 2 - wear your worst clothes and dress in layers. Embers jumping out of the fire and leaving a hole in your North Face is not going to put a smile on your face.
Lesson 3 - no matter how much you pee before going to bed, you're bound to wake up twice in the middle of the freezing night to pee.
Lesson 4 - never leave food or garbage out and go to bed. Raccoons and skunks are fearless and will not move no matter how many times you stomp or shine a light on them.
Lesson 5 - food/beer taste much better outdoors.
Lesson 6 - after eating hot dogs, burgers, sausages, and beer, the tent will transform into a dutch oven. Nuff said.

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