Last night I was using my coworkers tent he purchased from Walmart. An Ozark Trail brand 2-person tent. He was heading out for the night to see some people not too far off. Before he left, he set up the tent complete with a 4 inch rubber mattress. I moved my zero degree bag and memory foam travel pillow over before it began to rain.
Later that evening when I went to bed around midnight is when it all got interesting. I woke up to being sprayed in the face with water. Hmm... Turns out that the wind was driving the rain through the nylon fabric walls and misting me while in the sleeping bag. It started to collect on top of the mattress. I was still warm and dry inside my bag, though I had to cinch up the hood to keep the water annoyance off of me. My shoulder and hip were now saturated from the down soaking through and wicking up into my clothing. :-/ I knew I had enough testing on this tent, however, due to the torrential down pour, I wasn't about to open the door, drag my bag over, and switch tents!
I just had to ride it out.... and I did. 7 am comes and there is a break. I get up and go to the airport FBO to change into dry clothes. Toss in my bag in the dryer on the delicate cycle. Grab my summer 40F bag from my plane and walk back to my twinkie tube tent. Guess what? Bone dry inside. HAH
After a few more hours of sleep I get woken up to two of my coworkers hooting at me from behind the airport fence.
Well, a fun night indeed. Now about that Houma, LA souvenir....
I've been pondering a tattoo for ten years now. Finally made it to a place where I met a mechanic who's GF is an artist. A darn good one from the looks of my arm... ;) 4 hours of fun. 9:30pm to 1:30am. The next days weather was horrible so no work missed. I made the first few hours easy enough but that last one.... If it wasn't for knowing I would only have one shot at it and probably relocating soon, I may have done two sessions. I gritted it and lasted through the shading too. ;)
Hope all is well!
|My Design : All Stenciled Up|
|Close to 2am and all finished.|
|Started Small for a First Tattoo.|
|Day after. The white ink Hand Visible.|