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I like a mixed assortment of dried fruit for fuel
and emergency backup when calories are crucial.
Not a fan of the examiner format anymore
- but the info still remains true
the darn thing wont keep you warm but it will save the family from panic. I took SPOT and issued several OK messages which kept the computer geek at home happy.
I second the "what do I do with 13 hours of dark" when I am solo and it is raining.
I quickly ran out of books on Junior Lake in Maine a couple of weeks ago. But you see I had had three months of too much togetherness with the retired other of 44 years and I am still in good enough shape to escape. So I did.
The tent was warm enough..but I was bored. And you know how us old uns have to pee more than we want.
last year, we were so deprived of nor'easters for swells and snow, that I spent most of the winter mtn biking and hitting the gym (well, the latter I do year round consistently...).
Just rolling with the punches, as it were...
Use it or lose it.
PS. Oh I did a get one good winter session in in San Diego last winter. Thanks, seadart (val).
It's a wet sport!
Actually I hate being wet also, but only when I'm cold.
A.) Protect body with proper clothing for Immersion
B.) Weather, wind, wave reports crucial
C.) Thermoses, food, backup supplies of food
D.) Survival Kits - shelter, fire, warmth
E.) Planning Ahead - SPOT units, letting people know
F.) Personal Responsibility - knowing what we can handle
G.) Daylight Factor - it gets dark fast
Plenty of Autumn fun to be had on the water.
It just needs some pre-planning and thought
before launching on a whim when the sun shines a bit.