Thanks Memtb. I'm fine. It was not a bad experience since I was prepared and knew what to do. Although, I'm not eager to do it again for a while. The only minor problem was I woke up freezing cold because the house battery was dead which meant no furnace or refrigerator. I had not charged it enough with jumping from my truck battery. I didn't make that mistake again.IBTripping, That’s beautiful! Other than your 1st timer’s harsh boondocking experience....hope that you’re no worse for wear!
I’m pretty envious, we didn’t get to do our annual, fall/early winter 3 week boondock trip! I really love camping, hunting, playing in the backcountry when it’s like your photos! memtb
Ex,The story reminds e of Apollo 13. Scary stuff...
They said they got really, really lucky to get past the Van Allen radiation belts without dying. Too bad that 1960's technology is lost forever. It gets so cold in outer space, and so hot in the sunlight. To maintain comfortable temps in a cardboard fort wrapped in gold gift wrap foil would be valuable info for us to keep our RVs comfortable. I'm just amazed the film in the camera was not ruined by x-rays when the shutter opened. So glad at least the 60's had smarter engineers than today.....Ex,
Let me remind you. The Apollo Crew Had 5 tanks of Propane.
Don't fact check me on the above statement as I am trying only to crack a joke.
As a working engineer in aerospace for 40 years I definitely take exception to the comment. Aside from the "basics" there is a ton more to learn today as an engineer.So glad at least the 60's had smarter engineers than today.....
Went to the Aerospace / Flight Building at the Smithsonian. I was about 12 yrs old, it was right after they dragged me and my Brother to the Watergate Hearings. Stood in line for Hours. Now that I am old got something to say.. I was there..history.. complaining. Doing my part as a young kid..... I'm just amazed the film in the camera was not ruined by x-rays..