[at-l] I love morning!

Art Cloutman Art at crystalacresnh.com
Thu Dec 2 19:05:58 CST 2010


Put the boots in plastic bags then into your sleepingbag.


>Re: Frozen shoes/boots -- more so with the boots (of days of old) 
>than with today's low-tops.
>
>Tricks I learned for boots was 1) to be sure to prop them open with 
>a stick at night (so I could get my feet in them in the morning) and 
>2) to lay the laces out straight (so when they froze it was easier 
>to lace/tie them).
>
>Also, remembering to retighten and retie them, after a mile or so. 
>I could never get them snug when frozen.
>
>FWIIW, I was never one to put cold or wet stuff in my sleeping bag.
>
>Re: cowboy coffee
>
>If there is no snow to melt, remember to pour water in the cookpot 
>the night before.  Just put the pot on the stove to thaw the block 
>of ice.  Once it is warm, put  your water bottle in the pot (lid 
>down) to thaw it.  Once you can unscrew the lid, pour the warm water 
>in bottle to thaw the rest.  Then make the coffee.
>
>Anyone else make their coffee and oatmeal in a shelter while still 
>in their sleeping bag?
>
>Ah, the memories.
>
>Chainsaw
>
>
>From: <mailto:hopeful_2003 at comcast.net>hopeful_2003 at comcast.net
>Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 1:06 PM
>To: <mailto:krozby at zoominternet.net>Pat
>Cc: <mailto:at-l at backcountry.net>at-l at backcountry.net
>Subject: Re: [at-l] I love morning!
>
>
>
>
>On 12/2/2010 10:37 AM, Frank Looper wrote:
>>  Wet socks; frozen shoes; cowboy coffee.
>>
>>Ya gotta put them shoes in the bag with ya at night, If you can stand it
>>that is.
>
>
>
>Another option is to put your boots in the pack, insulate with some 
>clothes (etc) and put a nalgene of hot water wrapped up with them. 
>Hopeful
>
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Life is Good!!!
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