Snore Outdoors Blog My Quest to Sleep Outside for 365 Days

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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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Becoming Bigger in Who We Are 1/30/14 (A Note from Rudy’s Dad)

You have responded to Rudy and his quest with awe-inspiring appreciation, good will, and outright love.  I want you to know that your responses are transforming our family in ways we had never imagined.   We are becoming bigger in...

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A Note from Rudy’s Mom – #2

What an exciting time this is for Rudy and for our whole family.  We all took part in his Habitat for Humanity night out in the Ice House last Saturday night at Fitger’s, in Duluth, Minnesota.  Rudy spoke to the...

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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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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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