A Small Shelter Next To A Long Fire

a small shelter next to a long fire, no sleeping bag

A small shelter next to a long fire, spending the night with no sleeping bag in the cold. The details all matter: The size of the fire, the quality of the fuel, the width of the bed, the distance from the edge of the fire to the back of the shelter, the overhead volume of the shelter, the height of the bed above the ground, the thickness and quality of the mattress, the distance to the fuel pile, the direction of the wind, how closely the fire is aligned to the wind, the opacity of the cover material, ways of minimizing inhaling combustion gasses, and many other factors. These are learned and developed through experience. When an individual has that experience and knows the impact of these variables, we call that skill.


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