Thursday, January 10, 2008

Out of insect repellent tip

One of the most important principles of survival in cold weather is to always be thinking ahead. Have enough firewood, stop early enough to properly prepare camp, etc. It is difficult to do much once it is dark and you are cold. Plan ahead.
Out of insect repellent? You can rub yourself with the fresh leaves of the yarrow plant Carry some leaves for later application.
Don't wash your sleeping bag too often. Washing machines - especially those with center agitators - are hard on bags. It is better to keep it as clean as you can to reduce washings. Drying it in the dryer, on the other hand, can fluff it up before a trip.

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