I just got back from what might be described as a SHTF vacation. Every year my son and I travel to a spot in Northwest Ontario where we get a 17 foot boat, 25 gallons of gas and a 20 gallon tank of propane, and are guided to an outpost camp where we are dropped off for a week. There is a cabin, but no running water or electricity. If we didn't bring it with us, we did without. It's amazing how many things you take for granted. Want to wash up? Trek down to the lake and jump in. ( Mind the leeches) Water temperature about 56 degrees. Want warm water? Drag a 10 gallon pail back to the cabin and heat it up on a stove that was old when the Rough Riders took San Juan Hill. Want water to drink? Repeat the trip to the lake and then boil the water for ten minutes. Don't mind the mosquito larvae, the boiling kills them. Wow, it's getting dark. Crank up the Coleman, thats all you have got. What are those noises? About a thousand mice that run over you while you try to sleep on solid wood bunks. The outhouse is a treat. It's infested by every species of insect that lives in Canada. Did I mention the bear? They are everywhere and not a bit afraid of you. My son and I tryed the tree huggers suggestion of sticking our arms up to make us look bigger and shouting. That bear is still laughing . He stood up and was a good foot and a half taller than either of us. These cuddly creatures add to the outhouse excitement. They also will tear the living daylights out of your camp. Below is how I was awakened the second morning there. Oh, by the way the fishing is tremendous!!!
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