Author: Rudy Hummel

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Mouse for Dinner? 1/20/14

Last night I was trying to figure out what to do with the mice in my quinzhee wall, but I couldn’t think of anything at first.  Then I watched Never Cry Wolf with my family.  For those of you who haven’t seen...

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A Mouse in my House 1/18/14

There is a mouse in my house.  And it’s driving me crazy.  At least, I think it’s a mouse.  For the past two nights, I’ve woken up to the sound of scratching about six inches into the wall of my...

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IT’S RAINING! 1/12/14

Thanks again to everyone for the encouragement and kind words!  Expect some news later this week as to how the quinzhee’s holding up to the drizzle…

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Melting Polar Vortex: drip… drip… drip… 1/11/14

The “Polar Vortex” is finally over!  Good news, right?  I don’t have to sleep in a snow cave that’s 0 degrees every night!  It was over 20 degrees this morning, and it’s supposed to get warmer.  That’s where the bad...

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CNN Truck in Driveway 1/8/14

There’s a CNN truck outside right now waiting to do a live interview on national TV.  I did a live phone interview for Arise America last night, and I’m doing another one with FOX at lunchtime today…  This is gettin’...

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Minneapolis TV News 1/7/14

Reporters from CBS Minnesota and KARE 11 came yesterday and the day before.  Here are their stories. Hermantown Teen Sleeps Outside On Frozen Nights Hermantown Teen Sleeps Outdoors Despite Bitter Cold

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Minus 27 Degrees F 1/6/14

I’m still alive.  In fact, I was absolutely toasty last night, despite the low temperatures.  I had an extra fleece sweatshirt with a hood, and a V-8 bottle filled with hot water in my sleeping bag.  The candle went out...

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Cleaning My Room 1/5/14

So, I “re-did my room” yesterday. The snowy ceiling was starting to slump, making maneuvering difficult.  So, I took everything out; sleeping pads, bags, totes with spare clothes, battery-powered alarm clock,  PVC pipes for making breathing holes in the ceiling,...

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Better Late than Never 1/3/14

I probably should have started keeping a blog or journal a long time ago, but oh well.  Better late than never.  Nose got cold last night, but that was it.  Sunday night should be a little more interesting.  Monday is...

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