Thursday, November 1, 2007

Tent Pole Tip

Fats produce heat when they digest, which is why eating whale-blubber keeps Eskimos warmer. If you want to stay warmer while you sleep, eat foods that are high in fat, like corn chips, as your last meal of the day. Arctic survival course used to teach you to eat a stick of butter by itself, but there are more palatable choices.
Tent poles broken? You can usually get by with sticks if your tent has straight poles. A trekking pole may work too. Otherwise, try tying the roof up to overhead branches.
Attach a couple alligator clips to the top of your pack, and you'll always have an easy way to hang clothing to dry while you hike.Take along a small cord it can be used for all kinds of things in a emergency.

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