Category: Outdoor Shelters

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Outside in Chicago: the Adventure Continues 3

Outside in Chicago: the Adventure Continues

  Last weekend, I spent some of the most interesting nights of my entire journey in the Chicago area.  To fully explain the story, I must go back to several months ago when my venerable old band director pulled me and...

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Snoreoutdoors Meets the Hawk Ridge Birdathon 1

Snoreoutdoors Meets the Hawk Ridge Birdathon

Last weekend was the Hawk Ridge Birdathon, this weekend is a band trip, after that is a canoe trip and then that’s it!  June 6th and my year will be done!  I’m hoping that many will join in and sleep...

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News on my Challenge… And Yours

I have some news to share… 1)  I have only 37 days to go in my quest to sleep outside for a year!  It’s been a bit rough lately – harder than in the winter.  It is cold, wet and...

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Melting Out of our Winter Shells

Spring has finally decided to show its face here in Duluth.  Sure, there’s still a foot of snow on the ground, but it’s been in the sixties for two days now.  Everything’s all soggy, including my tent in the tree platform....

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That Fickle Weather: Moving in and Out

  Wow, has it been a crazy week!  April just loves being fickle here in Duluth. When I woke up on Tuesday all was well, but by the time I got to school, big, fat raindrops were slapping the pavement....

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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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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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News Release: “Snore Outdoors” Teen Supports Charities 1/23/14

snoreoutdoors.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JAN. 23, 2014   ‘Snore outdoors’ teen supports charities 17-year-old will sleep outside for a year to help two groups   HERMANTOWN, Minn.—Rudy Hummel decided last June to challenge himself and see if he could sleep...

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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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A Note from Rudy’s Mom 1/14/2014

Hello, Thanks for checking this out and supporting our son, Rudy.  We have received so much positive feedback since his quest hit the news a few weeks ago.  I know Rudy appreciates the support, and so do Mark and I....

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