In The Zone
In Army boot camp, they spelled camping b-i-v-o-u-a-c.
Guys carried a tent pronounced ‘shelter-half‘, which means half a tent. You find someone else to make up the other half and set it up.
Hardware in Army camping included an M-16 and an entrenching tool, a folding shovel.
Once you get your tent staked, you dig a shallow trench on the uphill side to divert water. If it’s summer you dig the trench to divert urine in case the campers above you on the hill can’t find their way to the can.
Army camping is the standard for all camping to those who’ve done it. Read the rest of this entry