A woman and her dog go camping
October 8, 2018 8:08 PM   Subscribe

Camping solo in Spirit Forest (her land in CO) Pt1, Pt2

A man and his dog go camping
posted by Gorgik (12 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
Nothing beats camping with dogs!
posted by greenhornet at 2:16 AM on October 9 [2 favorites]


Heh... I liked how the dog (Scooter) kept sneaking off with pieces of wood Joe had chopped... It those were my dogs, we would all be found frozen solid, covered by snow the following morning, the shelter having been reduced to twigs, chips and sawdust from the incessant chewing...
posted by jkaczor at 6:11 AM on October 9


I don't know anything about camping, bushcraft or dogs, but I found these videos both interesting and relaxing.
posted by Gorgik at 7:13 AM on October 9 [1 favorite]


interesting and relaxing.

Yes, very much this. His style of teaching/explanation is measured and very soothing. I could listen to him talk about stuff like this for hours and turns out he has a fair number of videos so definitely bookmarking this. Thanks for sharing.
posted by Fizz at 7:22 AM on October 9


Joe Robinet makes me want to move to Canada. I suggest watching his videos at 1.25/1.5 speed as he does get long winded when talking about the nature he loves.
posted by bryanzera at 9:15 AM on October 9


It's a good Ontario accent he's got going on there too. Good use of "frikken".
posted by sauril at 9:56 AM on October 9 [1 favorite]


I camp in the backcountry of the Smoky Mountains with my little dog. I'm planning our next trip to an area in the Nantahala National Forest called Haoe (pronounced hey-o). Just this past weekend I qualified in Wilderness First Aid, which might come in handy. I look forward to watching more videos from Spirit Forest - thanks for posting this.
posted by workerant at 12:03 PM on October 9


Since she asked: I do know where you can recycle the propane tanks! In my city, at least, you put them on top of your recycling bin or drive them to the dump and recycle them there.
posted by The corpse in the library at 1:03 PM on October 9


In Man and dog video he eats lunch, dumps rice in a cup and cooks it.

DINNER is something else. Check of 39 minutes in...
posted by mikelieman at 2:07 PM on October 9


It seemed to me that the Spirit Forest land is being affected by climate change (e.g. all the dead trees, the lack of snow), and sad that the owner didn't recognize that. It's the same in the Sierra Nevada, and probably most places.
posted by anadem at 9:04 PM on October 9


I was all excited about some good camping content, but these bushcrafting people are basically the antithesis of Leave No Trace. I know Spirit Forest is private land, but most people don't have that, and the last thing we need is (more) people going out to our public lands and chopping down trees to build lean-tos, camping outside of established campsites in our national parks, and other destructive nonsense.

Since she asked: I do know where you can recycle the propane tanks! In my city, at least, you put them on top of your recycling bin or drive them to the dump and recycle them there.

For the isopro canisters that she has, you can get a JetBoil Crunchit to basically transform them into inert empty cans that you chuck in your recycling. Make sure to follow the instructions about making sure they're empty, though.
posted by Special Agent Dale Cooper at 9:47 PM on October 9


It seemed to me that the Spirit Forest land is being affected by climate change (e.g. all the dead trees, the lack of snow), and sad that the owner didn't recognize that. It's the same in the Sierra Nevada, and probably most places.

Given Colorado, the dead trees are likely the effect of mountain pine beetles, indeed abetted by climate change.
posted by Special Agent Dale Cooper at 9:48 PM on October 9


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