I got the idea a good while ago and now a couple of weeks ago decided to set the whole thing in motion: I invited a total of about 20 outdoor interested friends plus their families to my first "Winter Bivouac". What was the whole thing about?
Well, a short hiking distance from our farm in Northern Germany, I had earlier found a beautiful clearing in the woods. There, on Friday morning I set up camp. This had in style a lot more common with traditional hunting camps in the Rockies than with the high-speed Gucci hammock camps I normally favor.
Out of the large bunch of invitees, about 10 friends and families had shown up at various times during the weekend for either just the day or to spend the night. What I was very happy about, is that 2 fellow HF forumites from Denmark ("TheWild" and "Bomber") and Jan, a joint friend, had also confirmed and showed up. Since we never met before, this was my first online date
The entire weekend was spent on site in the camp with the short walk or other activities in the boonies here and there. As you will be able to judge from the pictures, a lot of outdoor cooking and eating was involved, too. I absolutely love to cook outdoors over the open fire or in dutch ovens or otherwise, so during the weekend I had plenty of guinea pigs for that!
The whole party turned out quite ok, there absolutely will be a repetition next year.
OK, here's the link to Picasa, let me hear what you think:
All the best, Saupacker.