Author: Rudy Hummel

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Icicles on my Snowy Ceiling

Me and the Quinzhee Gaaahh, it’s melting!!  Two nights ago I was awakened by a drop of water on my face, and the sound of plopping on my sleeping bag.  There are icicles hanging from my ceiling!  If this warm...

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Porcupine Mountains Ski Trip

This week has been really busy, even though it’s spring break.  Between ski-backpacking in the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan’s upper peninsula, a college-in-the-schools physics project, pep band at the state hockey tournament, and a speech meet, I’ll be lucky to...

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Kindness of Strangers and More Q&A

Random Acts of Kindness Sometimes, people amaze me with their spontaneous acts of kindness. There I was yesterday, walking home from school.  I came across one of our neighbors talking to my mom, who was out walking the dog.  I...

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Winter Storm and Q&A Answers

  What a storm!  School was cancelled on Friday, and there’s still a foot and a half of snow on most of the driveway.  Unfortunately, the snow blower decided that Friday morning was a perfect time to stop working, so...

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Fundraiser: Book-Across-the-Bay Ski Race 2/17/2014

Last weekend my family (plus Uncle Paul) and our friends the Beldens camped at a cabin in Washburn, Wisconsin to attend a Nordic ski race called Book Across the Bay.  The race — a fundraiser for a variety of services...

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Q and A

My mice finally left!  I don’t know where they went, but they aren’t bothering me at night anymore.  Either they moved on, or they figured out how to be more stealthy… A couple days ago I came up with the...

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A Night in the Quinzhee

Here’s an essay I wrote for my high school composition class. A Night in the Quinzhee Every night, I pull on an assortment of cold-related garb and head outside to sleep.  People have asked me why I do this.  My...

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Outside in Milwaukee

My Grandpa turned 90 earlier this week and we went to Milwaukee to celebrate.  Of course; I had to sleep outside.  When we arrived after a seven-hour drive, I immediately started piling snow for another quinzhee.  After I shoveled Grandpa’s...

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Habitat’s Ice House: A Work of Art 1/27/14

Hello again, everybody!  The Habitat for Humanity awareness event at Fitger’s was a success.  The turnout for the ice lantern contest was small, but we had fun.  A big shout out to everyone who came, including my friend Kal and...

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Snore Outdoors Fundraising and Fitger’s Ice House 1/23/14

Hi folks, the Snore Outdoors fundraising has officially started.  Please check out the donation buttons at the bottoms of the Habitat for Humanity and Hawk Ridge pages of my website.  I’d really appreciate it!  Also, share this site with your friends...

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