Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wisconsin promotes winter camping

I enjoy camping with my wife and friends, but I don't think Governor Jesus Christ could convince me to camp during a Wisconsin winter, even if my eternal salvation depended upon it:

James Bishop, DNR public affairs manager and avid winter camper, said “Winter camping, whether in a campground or remote wilderness at minus 20 below zero or 30 degrees above, can be fun, but only with the right preparation and gear.”

I have a sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees Fahrenheit, and you know what? It is far more pleasant when slept in at 40 degrees than 0. I admire the state's efforts, but I'll take mosquitoes over freezing my rocks off any day.

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