I hope this Tuesday's camping trip goes better then the last one.
Every Tuesday One other camper and myself
meet at one of the NH White Mt. Camp-grounds for a night of camping.
Last time I went the temps were going to get down into the teens so I grabed a bunch of pine log fire wood from my house, hooked up the Boler
13 and was at the campsite at 5:00 PM.
Friends do not arrive until around 8:00 as they own a resturaunt to make sure is running smoothly before they leave.
on the Boler
was acting up again and would'nt ignite so I resolved myself of a cold night with just the pilot light
and a good sleeping bag for heat.
It is amazing how fast half a truck of pine slabs will burn when your trying to stay warm at 17 degrees and by 8:00 was wondering if I was going to get in my truck to stay warm until my friends arrived with all the hardwood.
They showed up and I was unloading thier hardwood before he even had his trailer backed in his site.
Well we talked and had a good time around a GOOD HOT fire until around 11:30 and then off to bed.
Low and behold my furnace
The night started with me dreaming away in nice cozy camper.
I woke up sometime during the night and the furnace
still working but HMMM I was getting colder not warmer.
I got up and the door was wide open.
The old latch had let go because I had not put the stabilizers down in the back, Just left it on the ball of the TV.
I secured the door with bungee and crawled back into bed after a walk to toitie.
The furnace came up to temp and shut down and, I do not know how long it had run during the night but battery
was not strong enough to ignight and it was now darn right cold.
I got up again and plugged TV into camper and truck battery
got furnace to run again so I was fine but had to think about a dead truck battery
in the morning. (Temps on turck read-out was 9 degree)Brrrr.
List for trip tonignt is now like this:
Full truck of pine slabs
extra deep cycle battery
/ with gas
Electric heater if propane
furnace is finicky again.
I think that will take care of things.
Wish me luck.