Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cardboard Campout

Cardboard Campout
(Fort Building)
Scout Troop 1998

This Friday, November 18th, we are going to be having a Cardboard Campout (Fort Building). This will be our pre-winter campout. We have 3 more winter campouts planned for the coming months (Crystal Hot Springs, Klondike, Ice Fishing). We will be building forts out of cardboard and sleeping in them. We will be teaching the boys how to winter camp in a safe, easy to abandon, environment. It will be cold, so please read the "what to bring carefully". We may even qualify for a couple of Frost Points (expected to reach 27 degrees). We will be eating chili and dutch-oven for dinner.

What to Bring:
  • Winter sleeping bag (rated at 15 degrees or below) or multiple sleeping bags (nested together) 
    • Sleeping bags need to be rated for much lower than what the temperatures will be. 
  • Extra Blankets (for above and below sleeping bag) for extra insulation 
  • Thick pad to sleep on (thicker is better), 2 pads would be preferred 
    • note: air mattresses are terrible for winter camping 
  • Change of clothing, including clean underwear and socks, to sleep in (critical!) 
  • Flannel pants, sweatshirt, and winter hat (beanie) to sleep in 
  • Hand/toe warmers (optional) (10+ hours - anything less than 8 hour is useless for overnight)