Tuesday, November 18, 2008
A couple weeks ago we had a fake "EMERGENCY" camp out. Jeremy came home from work and said there was a pretend emergency and we needed to grab our 72 hour packs and leave right away. So we jumped in the car and headed out to an area in the middle of no where and set up camp. It took us quite a while to get our tent up, it was a brand new one, so we had never put it up before. Jeremy made a fire and then we worked for a long time getting it together. The problem was we couldn't see the directions or the colors on the poles, it was way to dark and it was extremely windy. Jeremy made some ramen for the kids and some noodle thing out of our pack, definitely not a great meal, but if we were really hungry and in a real emergency, it would be wonderful. So the whole experience was good practice, but it was definitely a rough night. Our tent wasn't staked down, so it kept blowing over on top of us. It was also so loud. My family sleeps like rocks, they must get it from their dad because I didn't sleep more than 20 minutes the whole night. We were up at 5 and packing up, when we got the tent broken down, it about blew away with Jeremy attached to it, it was the windiest night and morning I have EVER experienced. Once the sun came up the wind died down, then we had fun hiking around and just enjoying ourselves. We made a quick Mr.G's pit stop on the way home(the best Mexican Fast food ever) and that concluded our spontaneous camping trip. It helped us know what else we need to pack in our 72 hour kits(socks, and a spare implant battery). So hopefully our next emergency camp out will begin before it is pitch black outside and involve a lot LESS wind.