Hey camping community! I wanted to start this discussion in hopes of sharing some "hacks" to use up in the Sawtooths of beautiful Stanley, Idaho.
I stumbled upon this neat little idea of a "stump stove" and thought I'd share. I haven't had a chance to do this myself, have you? http://englishrussia.com/2012/01/14/simple-handmade-stove/
I also hear that digging a small trench or channel around your tent will help divert rainwater around the tent and not under it.
That stump stove is brilliant, however, when camping, I cant see choosing to pack a chainsaw over a camping stove.
the best decision i ever made for camping is to abandon the tent and go with a hammock. lightens the load, easier setup, easier takedown, never sleep on rocks or slopes, never sleep in puddles or flash rivers, less chance of bugs crawling in, cooler in summer.
Thats a great idea...unless you are planning on getting a little camping nookie. Not to mention I get eaten alive by mosquitos.
I remember when I was younger I would just take a sleeping bag and sleep under the stars. I would often camp alone and be at one with nature. Then I saw The Blair Witch Project. I havent camped alone or without a tent since. LOL
mosquitoes are not an issue. the Hennessy Hammock is actually a bag you get inside of. the top part is mosquito netting.
as for nookie, humans have been engaging in coitus outdoors for millions of years, tents and hammocks not required. :-)