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Cats don’t camp well

I’ve acquired some new gear in preparation for my trek across Wales, among which is a bivy sack.  Rather than taking a tent I’ll carry just a lightweight tarp along with the bivy (and sleeping bag and mat, of course) in the event I’m unable to make it to a village or simply cannot find an available bed.  I thought I should test the combination in my yard, to make sure I was comfortable, warm and dry enough, before using it in the bush and so set the tarp up Continue reading Cats don’t camp well

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A winter luau pig

Shari won an auction for a 45-pound, dressed whole pig a few months back, and has been anxiously awaiting an opportunity to cook it luau-style, buried in the earth and steamed on a bed of coals for several hours. So, over the last week we butterflied and marinated the pig, dug a pit, collected instructions from a Hawaiian fellow and lots of firewood from around town. Early Saturday morning we got up to build the fire and package the little porker. Shari built a big fire, complete with white-hot rocks nestled in the bed of coals. The pig, which we had wrapped in layers of banana leaves Continue reading A winter luau pig

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