It's a new year and time for a new thread! Post 'em, folks!! We're still working on Adventure Girl Abby's fear of the dark, so when she asked if we could go for a night hike last night, I didn't hesitate. I think it was our first walk in the dark of the New Year and I know it was one of the most fun ones yet. It was about -23C/-9F, so our pace was brisk, but the sky was clear so we got a good look at the moon and the stars. I forgot my cell phone so we couldn't use the Star Chart app to help us, but we had no trouble spotting our favourite - Orion. Too bad the camera didn't see it as well as we did. :/ Our turn around point was the park, where the girl played for a little while. It was about -23C/-9F, and it was past her bedtime, so we didn't go very far or stop for very long, but I did put together and bring a little kit just in case. Crusader kit with 2 extra cups and too much lots of fuel, hot chocolate, coffee, hard tack, Sho-Ka-Kola, a little fire kit, a rain poncho and contractor's bag (they're in the SOL bag along with a little cordage), some grocery bags, Bacho Laplander, and my new MP knife. A little boo boo kit and 5' X 7' tarp both were forgotten in the pack when I took the picture. We both had whistles in our pockets as well, and she also had a flashlight. When we got home, we dug out the hot chocolate and hard tack and had a little treat before bed. Thanks for joining us!