OMG, so very cold

girlscout_campingWent to my next camping class with Girl Scouts. Saturday from 10am to Sunday at noon. Learned a TON, and had a blast, but man, was it cold — at or below freezing. And if you’ve never slept on a bunk, in an open-air A-frame cabin, that was made for kids, you haven’t enjoyed the real life.

At about 4am, as I trudged across the field to the ranch house to use the bathroom (yes running water) I was reminded how Conan the Barbarian was always stripping to his birthday suit and scrubbing down with snow or something as crazed.

That’s rough living. Me, I was glad for my 5 layers, nice wool hat my wife had knitted for me, mittens and the super cool sleeping bag I had. Only got about 3 hours sleep Saturday night, but was worth it. Next time, I’ll be better prepared.

Up next, I’m taking Wilderness First Aid. Two night sleep out in March. Crazy living, but I’m having a grand time. Wish I’d done this when I was younger.

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Uruz

The wild ox; strength and power.

Ansuz

Creativity; words, music, and art.

Othala

The troll cross; wealth and prosperity.

Sowilo

The sun; energy, honor, guidance.

Fehu

Personally earned or lucky wealth and prosperity.

Jera

The harvest; patience and promise.

Raidho

The chariot; journey and travel.

Note: This is not the real book cover.