Camp fire prep

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!

Hiking Cuba

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!



Outside the Castillo de la Real Fuerza


Near Vinales