DIY Trail Angel

TrailAngel-2015-12-19-1335A tradition at Lacamas Park in Camas, Washington, is decorating the Christmas tree along the main access path east of the lake.

The tree is not doing so well now as you can see from its brown needles. This may be its last year, alas, but a new tree has already been planted nearby to carry on.

A DIY “trail angel” made from a plastic bottle and some ingenuity.




Cheap Mesh Bags

Are these better and cheaper mesh sacks for camping & backpacking?

I paid $1.99 for 3 at the local supermarket. They are a good size, seem to be robust enough – and the drawstring is certainly better made than a lot of cheap mesh sacks that come with various vendor’s camping gear….

Field tests will tell the story…