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    Thumbs up Winter Camporee

    We had our Winter Camporee with the Scouts this last weekend. My troop hosted the event. There were about 100 scouts and 50 adults, so it was a great turnout. We ended up making snowshoes, pulks, covered snow trenches, quinzees, igloos, and greenhouse shelters for activities.

    I was the only hammock camper this trip. Weather was decent as it hit 25*F on Friday and 8*F on Saturday night. The wind was blowing terribly on Friday night with reported gusts up to 61 MPH. We had forecasts of snow, but we hadn’t expected that much wind so I had used a minimum number of stakes on my tarp. The wind was pushing the tarp to the point it was pushing my hammock giving me a nice swing.

    So after half of my tarp had pulled stakes and come loose, I was up about 1:30 in the morning to finish securing up my tarp. Did a real hack job at that point, but it held the rest of the night. I ended up staking it down really well during the day Saturday, but we didn’t have much wind that night.

    It was a great weekend. I still came home completely exhausted.

    Here are pictures of my hammock with tarp secured, my troops tents, building snowshoes, building pulks, forming an igloo, and in front of a greenhouse shelter.
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