Trek Women
October 8, 2008

Recycling fabulousness...

Campfire_girls_3 To my mind, there are 3 kinds of campers. On one end of the camping spectrum are the (1) movable mansion dwellers --starting with the luxury RV bus that is typically seen towing an SUV behind it to the more modest pop-up -- all sharing the distinction that the camper sleeps several feet off the ground. On the other end of the specturm are the (3) minimalists/survivalists with the jones to trek around the woods with a compass, change of underpants and some freeze-dried chili packets.

The guys and I fall in the (2) category, I'll call the cozy campers. We sleep in tents on the ground but on air mattresses and we bring hummus, tapenade and various cheeses to nosh on while sipping cabernet sauvignon by the fire. Oh, and we can go a few days without showers if need be.

This past weekend, we took our cozy campsite to a whole 'nother level thanks to Bill who just finished remodeling his dining room. He replaced his dining room light, so he brought his old chandelier with, replacing the bulbs with candles which he hung over our picnic table via a tree limb.  Recycling Fab-u-lous!!! People were stopping by our campsite all night long to check it out. Unfortunately on Day 2, the limb cracked and the chandelier fell, breaking one of the glass panels. But, it's fixable and the candle-lier is definitely going to become a regular fixture on our outdoor outings.

Other than that, the trip was fun though CHILLY! The temperatures plunged at night; but the days were sunny and crisp and the leaves were just beginning to turn. No bear sightings just deer and some wild turkeys.

Comments

That candle powered chandelier is an awesome idea. Definitely something I'll have to file away for future outings.

Posted by: Jason | Oct 8, 2008 11:40:44 AM

We want Bill to paint the brass parts in camoflage :)

Posted by: Laura | Oct 8, 2008 12:30:18 PM

I'd call ourselves category 2 campers as well. I like air mattresses and tents big enough that I can stand up in them. I can skip a shower, but prefer flush toilets. I'm not a big fan of bugs, bears and snakes.

Even though we subscribe to Backpacker magazine, someday I aspire to have a popup trailer like the one we had growing up...but with AC!

Posted by: Becky | Oct 10, 2008 9:37:45 PM

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