Scallops in the dark

We haven’t done a whole lot today, but we did return to back to Fore Lake in Ocala National Forest. If you’re wondering whats up with all this forest business lately, we are currently hanging out in the central Florida area so that we can go to a conference in Orlando the first...

Cooking in the wild

We enjoyed our time in the forest last week so we decided to go back. This particular park doesn’t offer electricity but is not exactly “roughing it” either.  There are hot showers, flush toilets etc. In general it is just simple, quiet and enjoyable. And we get to make some...

Back to civilization

This morning we cleaned up the van, got our dishes done and headed south the local town where we could restock on supplies. We’re pretty much out of water and low on some food items.  Three days in the forest has done us well – it was really quiet and peaceful.  The weather has...

Forest exploration

So it’s day 3 in the forest and we’re loving this generator.  This has been our first real test of it over a few days. We have broken it out on the odd cold night along the way, but not on consecutive days. It’s amazing to be able to generate energy anywhere you are, to...

Winter camping

Last night was cold – in the low negatives (C) | mid 20’s (F). We managed fine with a heater, but I’m really hoping this is not going to be the norm for Florida while we’re visiting. We still have to keep in mind it IS winter. The temperatures today though...

Self-sufficient?

With the colder weather for the next few nights we’ve decided to do a bit of “camping”, so we’ve left DeLand and headed in to the Ocala National Forest for a the weekend. The only caviet is we will be without power for a few days. So before we arrived to Ocala, we...