I can’t think think of any better place to spend the last days of the year! For Christmas, we got each other nice new sleepingbags that go down to 0 degree F and I’ve been itching to try them out! It’s so hard to find a good place to camp here since everything is either privately owned land or it’s illegal to camp there.. so we found a beautiful off-map hideaway at a lake. We’ll just ask forgiveness if we’re ever caught lol.
We must have picked THE COLDEST night to camp because it dropped down to 19F/-7C and my toes were freeezing! But still worth it for how peaceful it was.
To start our cozy camp, we tied up the long logs to hang the tarp on. I also spent a lot of time building the walls to block wind from where we sleep. Then we added some reinforcements to the tarp roof to be more stable in the wind. We also got pretty lucky and found an old metal barrel that was a perfect shield for our fire!
Next things we will do are build the walls for the remaining 2 sides of our camp, build beds to put our mats and sleeping bags on and find another sitting log to have by the fire!