My Dirt Time The Adventures of Tom Sciacca

< Return to Gallery

page title

Last minute beach hiking and camping

This was a great little hike Mark and I put together in just a few days. I think it was on Tuesday I said "Hey I'm free Friday, wanna go for a hike?". He was up for it too, so we tried to figure out a good place to hike that was close. We decided on a local state park on the lake. We pulled in and paid the 5.00 to stay for the day and left my truck in the beach parking lot hoping I wouldn't get a ticket or be towed. It was there the next morning. It was the only vehicle in the whole parking lot. I was actually surprised there was no problem. Since we weren't camping overnight, we were supposed to be out by dark.

Anyway, we put our packs on and walked down to the beach and headed north along the shore. Once we got off the state beach, we were walking along the water in front of a bunch of people's camps and waved and said hello as we walked by. After a couple miles we were out of that area and there was no one around. Once we got to the end of the camps right before all the open land / wilderness the last camp had several people playing horseshoes. One guy actually asked us what we were doing and hefted Marks backpack and asked if he had beer in there as if we were a couple kids out to party on the beach. I'm 41 and Mark's 50 and is a retired cop. We just went along and told the guy were out for a day hike, but it was funny. I wanted to say "listen buddy, I'm way past the point where I sneak around to drink beer," but I did understand him and his point. They have probably had problems with partying kids in the past.

Anyway, we hiked a while longer went into the weeds a bit off the beach and set up camp for the night. Mark had a little one man bug tent he slipped into and I just put a tarp and a little camp pad on the beach and hit the rack. The wind off the beach and the sounds were great. I love sleeping under the stars while camping.

We got up at dawn and hiked back out the next morning. Turned out to be a great idea.

CampingSurvival.com. It's not about the END OF THE WORLD - It's not about surviving a hypothetical PLANE CRASH - It's about the SATISFACTION YOU GET knowing you can take care of yourself and/or your family in ANY SITUATION, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

< Return to Gallery

Home

August 2012:
Hurricane Season Prediction for 2012

April 2012:
How much water is enough?

October 2011:
New ion Flashlight Firestarter

October 2011:
Mushroom Walk & Cooking Experiment

September 2011:
More Favorite Plants on Facebook

July 2011:
Facebook Giveaway: Photo Contest

June 2011:
Facebook Giveaway: Your Survival Kit

March 2011:
Facebook Knot Tying Contest & Giveaway

February 2011:
Kevin Estella Survival Primer Slideslow

February 2011:
Camping Survival YouTube Video Blogs

January 2011:
Edible Plants on Facebook Part II

January 2011:
Kevin Estela Product Demonstrations II

August 2010:
Edible Plants on Facebook

June 2010:
Kevin Estela Product Demonstrations

May 2010:
Scout Challenge - Troop 35 Columbia, PA

May 2010:
Scout Challenge - Pack 201 Killeen Texas

May 2010:
Scout Challenge - Troop 179 Kansas City

March 2010:
Facebook Fans Favorite Survival Tools

February 2009:
Five great survival skill presentations

January 2009:
Winter Camping

August 2008:
MRE, Meals Ready To Eat Dissection

July 2008:
Wild edible plant school III

Spring 2008:
Some Recent Backpacking Trips

May 2008:
Aurora Magnesium Fire Starter Video

March 2008:
Hybrid Solar Oven Cooker Demo

January 2008:
Winter Survival Camping

September 2007:
Family Camping Survival Skills

July 2007:
Edible Plant Survival Project

April 2007:
Survival Skills for Kids

February 2007:
Winter Camping Trip

August 2006:
Edible Plant Survival

July 2007:
Survival Presentation to the Kids

July 2005:
Wilderness Survival Skills School

Camping Survival News

Check out these sites: