Re: Summer camping
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Fri, 3 Nov 1995 10:58:10 EST
I would also add, use hammocks. My scouts used them on our high adventure trip
to Lenhok'sin last summer, and seemed to do great. It gets you off the ground
and out of a tent (of course, if the bugs are bad, you'll need netting of some
kind), so that you can experience whatever breezes are available.
SM, Troop 113
GW District, NCAC
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Subject: Summer camping
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Date: 11/3/95 10:54 AM
On Fri, 3 Nov 1995, DANIEL NEVELS wrote:
> I have read so much mail about winter camping. What about summer camping.
> It is summer here in Florida 9 months a year. Instead of how to keep
> warm, how do you keep cool? Espeically during the 80 to 90 degree nights
> with no breeze?
Wear light, loose clothing. Preferably cotton.
Wear a hat. Keeps the sun off the head.
Wear sunscreen. Nothing like sunburn on a hot summer's night.
Drink plenty of water. Avoid sodas & drinks w/ caffeine (it acts as a
Eat light meals; avoid fats.
Use tents with large windows, or (if the bugs aren't bad) sleep outside.
Bug netting cuts breezes down by a lot.
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City