Summer is almost over! Sorry to say, but in Minnesota it’s starting to come to an end. What did you do this summer? Kate and Matt were lucky enough to take a weekend camping trip. I usually go every year, but wasn’t able to find the time. I’m also so picky when it comes to camping! I like to find a place that is near hiking and/or walking trails, swimming, and kayak/canoeing/tubing. I need to be able to make or get coffee, too. I wake up so early when I’m camping! I’m up almost 2 hours before everyone else. I’ll usually take my dog for a long walk, which is why I like to be near trails. If no one is up by 8am, I’ll start being loud on purpose by cleaning up the campsite because I’m lonely and I want someone to start making food. I also like to pack light and conveniently. I don’t usually bring things I have to cook because I’m too impatient to wait for charcoal to get hot enough, or start a fire. I survive on pop tarts, sandwiches, some fruits, and chips. I have also decided I am too old to sleep on the ground at this point in my life. I have since discovered cots. My cot is so comfortable! I get some good ZZZZ’s when I camp :) . I have also started bringing a well insulated mug for my drinks. They really save on ice! I can make one cup of ice last for almost 3 drinks. We were recently notified that one of our lines, Urban Peak, won the Counselor 2017: Product Design Award for their copper-lined insulated can coolie (admire below). Let us know where you like to go camping? What criteria do you have for campgrounds? Are you brave enough to portage through the Boundary Waters? Let’s hear your summer camping stories!
Here is some camping fun with Elin :)