Monday, May 27, 2013

Our Base Camp in Yosemite Valley

We bought new base camp sleeping and shelter equipment: 30" Therm-a-rests and Kelty Callisto +0 Sleeping Bags, a Half Dome 4 person tent, and footprint. We're going to add another footprint for inside the tent so that it will be easier to clean. After using backpacking gear for so long, it was very luxurious!

However, due to traveling by train and hiking in, the weight and volume still has to be less thank with a car.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Simplify, simplify, simplify

We are simplifying, simplifying, simplifying to regain our freedom. We have already eliminated 9 full size bookshelves!

Rick Steve's packing tips gave us a starting place to decide what we need. However, during a recent camping trip to Yosemite, I learned that, except for jeans, I need a clean change of clothes for every day. For cleanups when water isn't available, "Fresh Bath" did a better job than the other moisture wipes.