Friday, January 25, 2013

Black "Tyvek" Teepee Instructions



I created this 'tyvek' wrap teepee in half an hour. Full instructions are on this youtube video. You can use these basic instructions for making a similar structure. I will test it for water proofness later this week.

By utilizing the snow pack, I created a shelter I can stand up in and lay down in.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sunrise from the Cat

Ice cycles hanging off a cabin in West.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snow bank along the street.
 
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I'm really enjoying the winter here at Yellowstone Lake, cooking for the Man Camp. I had three days off this week and decided to spend some time riding in and out of the park, helping my new friend Rory with the long drive.  Basically as the shot gun passenger, I enjoy the scenery, help watch the skis, keep him from any boredom with conversation.
 
Believe me, I'm not talking way too much, but it has been nearly two months since I've been "out".
 
West Yellowstone is perhaps a few degrees colder  than Lake, but not always.
 
 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Surviving Flu Season at Lake

Its been interesting watching the flu -cold season hit us up here in Man Camp at Yellowstone Lake.

Everyone is drinking more orange juice, eating less, trying to get more sleep. I think sleep is the most important for recovery. It allows the body to repair and kick out those nasty germs.

Here in the kitchen we are sanitizing every handle and door knob after every meal. The salt and pepper shakers, the backs of chairs the microwave, the remote control, all of those things are wiped down with a bleach solution after every meal.

So far so good. I had a short bought with a cold, but quickly recovered. Now, I can get back to long ski adventures on my days off. I have a cool "fort" near the lake I'd like to overnight in. It is made of logs leaned against the bank.

We have a coyote on location, the fox has basically disappeared into his stealth routine. At first we thought the park service had relocated him. Not so, but he is more skittish since the coyote showed up. No food is going out to any of these critters.