Got to the campsite after dark. Low temp just above freezing at sunrise tomorrow morning.
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!
Did a bit of Rovering in Cuba. La Habana is a gritty place, full of history. On October 11, 2017 I spent time alone hiking across Viejo Habana observing its people, buildings, doorways, and small markets. Before traveling here I was well prepared in the event the island was struck by a hurricane, by bringing a personal water purifier, poncho, etc. The poncho was particularly helpful because the day I was alone I experienced a tropical thunderstorm. I was conspicuous in the storm as the average Cuban doesn’t have a bright blue rain poncho. What a great day!
So a Rover Scout ran into a lost UPS driver the other day. And the scout was prepared.