Bushcraft Plans Changed To Car Camping

My basic bushcraft pack, a Medium Alice Pack.
My basic bushcraft pack, a Medium Alice Pack.

Originally I had plans for the weekend and days leading up to the July 4th Holiday to head into the Northwest Woods of Wisconsin and set up a bushcrafty style camp, fish for trout, and chillax like a boss!

Well, things have changed.

No longer will I be bushcrafting on my mini vacation, but instead car camping.

Bushcraft Camp Plans Changed To Car Camping!

A week ago there were some majorly heavy rains in the area where I planned to hike into and setup a camp.  It rained so long and so hard that streams, rivers, and creeks are flooded…. flooded bad.  So bad that roads and bridges have been knocked out in the area.

Checking on the conditions via internet and with some phone calls this morning, I found out that my super secret spot I had picked out is still under water – but it will likely not be by this weekend.  However, because the water level will only have recently receded the ground is being projected to be soggy, mucky, smelly… not fun.

So my plans have changed.  Sure, I know, you have to take wake you get and make the most out of it.  But damn it the plan was for a fun solo mini vacation – being covered in muck surrounded by waterlogged rot smell does not sound like fun.

My new plans are to spend a day and night at my off grid cabin in Northwest Wisconsin.  Yep, just one night.  Just me.  Then, after that, I reserved a campsite at a State park not too far away where my wife will join me for two nights of car camping with out little dog Asgard.

I’ll be here, at Interstate Park.

What Does This Change Mean To Me?

Well, for starters it will mean bringing a ton more gear with.  My solo bushcraft camp only required me to bring my Medium Alice Pack full of simple gear and food.  Now, because my beautiful wife is going to go and we’ll be car camping, I’ll end up filling the back of my Jeep Renegade full of stuff to make my wife happy.  My wife likes to camp… car camp, but she likes to bring EVERYTHING along with her plus two kitchen sinks, a tub, four cots, sixteen suitcases, and two cars.

Okay, maybe I exaggerated on what she likes to bring… but not by much!

What else does it mean to me?  Spending more time with wife, which is always fun, especially when we get away from the house for a few days.

So while I’m bummed out about not chillaxing on my bushcraft trout fishing trip I had planned, I am rather looking forward to spending a couple days bumming around a gorgeous Wisconsin State Park with my wife.

On top of all that, our anniversary is on July 4th.  Yep, we got hitched on the 4th of July many years ago… that way we knew we would always have that day off together, could easily find some event going on somewhere to attend with good food and music, and there would always be fireworks!

Enjoy Your 2018 4th Of July

Our Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays.  It’s a big deal to me; the history and what it means.  It’s a day to celebrate and reflect… and look towards the future as well.

Have a safe Holiday.  Get out and enjoy it.  I for sure will be.



TD is the owner and publisher of TD All Outdoors. He has been enjoying the outdoors since since he was a child. Over the years he has spent as much time as he can solo wilderness canoe tripping, overlanding, hiking, fishing, bushcrafting, hunting, hammock camping, and more. Aside from this blog, he also own his own coffee brand, www.folklore-coffee.com.

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