Grateful for autumn

Since I used to associate autumnal anxiety with school, fall was often unpleasant. No more. That is decades gone. Now it’s meant for Rover hiking and camping!

So to kick it off I am getting my Rover – 1st Lone Scouts ‘necker’ purchased and a warmer weather BPSA t-shirt from the Quartermaster. Also found a ready made woggle for my necker.

Now if the summer heat would disappear …

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Quick camp

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.

 

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!