Saturday, December 19, 2009

Santa Came Early



The first 3 of my presents are here and I couldn't wait until Christmas to play with them.  I set up the tent in my living room.  Anyone over 5'3" or 120 pounds would be crowded, but I'm small enough to fit comfortably with my pack at my feet.  It's easy to set up and take down solo, and it's got a generous door on the side so I don't have to be a contortionist to get in and out.  Even with the rainfly on I can peek out one of two windows to see what's happening outside.  I can't wait to test it outdoors. 

I rolled out the sleeping bag, crawled inside to test it, then rolled it up and stuffed it back in the compression sack.  It took several minutes to figure out, but after I've done it a few times I think it will be easy. 

I tried the new backpack on.  The straps need adjusting.  I don't think the chest strap is supposed to go across my boobs.      

 

   

11 comments:

John said...

The chest straps are not supposed to go across your boobs, but they like to. What a fun Christmas for you. Looking forward to picks from your trip

John said...

And by picks I mean pics. 8)

gayle said...

How fun opening all your presents!! Getting exactely what you want!!

Vince said...

Pardon me, Jen, but there is something in the design of your Site that acts on my machine as if I'm transfering vidio data.

Smileyfreak said...

I love early Crimbo presents lol :)

Jen said...

@John: I'll take lots of pics.

@gayle: I buy something for myself every year.

@Vince: I used the template blogger.com provided. I don't know what could be causing that. Is that happening to anyone else?

@Smileyfreak: Me, too!

the mom said...

What's the weather like where you live? Here it's freezing and white.
I don't remember, when is it you're going to use all these things? Was it yellowstone?

sage said...

Merry Christmas, can't wait to read your field test report of these early Christmas presents.

Anita said...

Very nice!

I've only camped once - when I was a child. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about taking my kids. Been asking all my camping friends for advice.
I'll be sure to blog about it when we go next year - it should be "interesting." :)

Jen said...

@the mom: Lows have been in the 40's recently...perfect for camping. I will certainly use my new equipment the next time I go to Yellowstone, but I'm gearing up for some weekend hikes on the Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest.

Jen said...

@sage: I can't wait to field test them.

@Anita: I bet that will be a fun trip! I can't wait to read about it.

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