One of the skills I’m working on this year is winter camping. I’m most comfortable in a hammock, so I’ve been working on making my own gear for better hammock camping. I had other commitments this weekend, so a camping trip wasn’t possible. However, we had another snow storm today, so I put on my winter camping backpack with everything I would take for a weekend camping trip and went for a “hike” in town. I live near a large park with many hiking trails and campgrounds so I headed out the door, hiked to the grand view terrace of the park and came back for a total hike of 5.37 miles in about two hours. I learned the pack weight is reasonable, but sweating is still going to be an issue.
Last week, I started some celery seeds and started on a grow light setup. The seed package says they need a couple of weeks before they sprout, but I’ve found in my research that the grow lights will speed that up. Funds are tight this week, so I dug around in the garage and found materials to finish rigging up the lights.
It’s not pretty and it’s not a permanent structure, but it’ll get the job done. Not bad for some used PVC pipe and fittings, a little 550 cord, and some 3/8in. bungee cord I ordered by mistake last year. Here’s another perspective –
That’s all for this week. Keep learning and trying new things!