My goal isn’t elaborate. I am executing a solitary campout for tonight at Cuivre River State Park. Midwestern heatwave is abated for a few days so I shall take advantage of it. A high temp of approximately 85’F today and tomorrow.
Missouri has bears. Yup. Department of Conservation estimates 300-350 black bears now. Most still south of I-44.
There will be one in Michigan. I desire to attend it and help out. Making plans!
No, this isn’t a scout how-to about lighting your camp fire. It’s about thrift; a scouting virtue.
Went looking for scrap wood to take camping. There was an old pallet in an alley I remembered but it departed before I could retrieve it.
Sure enough I have a stockpile of 2×4 ends in the basement that are nice and dry. Pine burns kind of fast, is kinda smokey, but it’s free!
So the investiture will wait.