Snore Outdoors Blog My Quest to Sleep Outside for 365 Days

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Thank You, Mr. Garrison Keillor (A Note from Rudy’s Dad)

  Here we are in the basement of the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, eating catered dinner with the cast and crew from A Prairie Home Companion.  Garrison Keillor is asking Rudy about his quest to sleep outside for...

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A Prairie Home Companion

Well, yesterday was certainly an experience of a lifetime. It started several months ago, when my parents bought four tickets to see Garrison Keillor’s live radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota.  A...

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Spring is Here… Sort of?

Happy first day of spring, everyone!  Spring: a time of growth and renewal, of puddles and flowers and green lawns!  Of course, here in Duluth, it’s been snowing all day and there are still giant drifts everywhere.  The sky is...

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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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Stories to Tell: Sleeping Outside in Duluth’s Second-Coldest Winter on Record

  Duluth, MN, 3/1/2014: 2013-2014 is Duluth’s second-coldest winter on record (Duluth News Tribune).  Second coldest winter on record; 57 days with temperatures below zero, the most by over two weeks.  Average temperature of 3.8 ° F.        ...

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Milestone Night!

  Rudy just walked into the kitchen and announced that as of tonight, he will have slept outside for 265 nights.  He has 100 nights to go! This means that we have a lot of work to do.  So far,...

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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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Rudy’s mom again – he left out the best part!

    The Bonfire at the Beginning of the Race   The rest of the story…  We all stayed in this cabin last weekend for the Book Across the Bay ski race (see Rudy’s last post).  It was a 10k,...

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