April 28, 2006

Hey city slickers! Go camping with 2 psychos.


There are only 11 spaces available. Available ble ble ble ble (to be said with an echo)

O.K. the guy in the picture with moi is Tim Bluhm. He is in The Mother Hips and tours solo all over the place. I really enjoy his company and his song stylings. He is outdoor guy Joe. Even though his name is Tim. From July 26th to the 30th, 2006, you guys can go on a camping trip with 2 psychos. It is a SONGWRITING WORKSHOP with us as the camp counselors and other REAL certified hiking guides to lead us. The food is gourmet (I ain't kidding) gourmet. This is a professional company that puts on outdoor trips all over the place. The cost of thr trip is 1195.00 per person. It takes place in the High Sierra mountain range in Yosemite National Park. A mule will carry some of the stuff that you bring and we will sit around a campfire and eat beans like in Blazing Saddles and laugh and laugh and laugh. Sometimes when the mule is walking it will go poo. This will really make me laugh. We will discuss songwriting and socks. This trip will fill up fast so act quickly as they can only allow 11 of you guys. To find out about the itinerary and read more about the trip from a more professional website then go here: Click Here and Scroll Down

God Speed,
Steverino (outdoor guy joe even though my name is steverino) Poltz

Posted by steve at April 28, 2006 8:12 AM


Man, if I had $1200 bucks and could face my 2 greatest fears (taking the mountain by mule & eating beans with Steve) I would be there in a heartbeat!

Posted by: Jamie the Cat Guy at April 28, 2006 9:17 AM

for the suggestion box...

videotape this and make a documentary.

Posted by: sean at May 1, 2006 7:54 AM

If I carry your shit around for you can I get in for a discount??

Posted by: Carence at May 1, 2006 9:25 AM

sure. I'll let you know when I play next...

Posted by: sean at May 1, 2006 9:32 AM

If we all chip in & put up the money for Sean to make the trip, will you promise to lose him in the mountains?

Posted by: Frag at May 1, 2006 7:26 PM

I want to go, but I don't even know what half of this stuff on the gear list is. What's a stuff sack? Sean, I'll go with you if you go and buy all this gear for us.


Sleeping Bag. Down or synthetic fill, rated to 20 degrees or less. Stuff sack should be included. Flannel sleeping bag liner optional. Sleeping bags available from SYMG w/ liners.
Ground Pad. Inflatable thermarest style or foam pad at least 48" long.

Tent. Lightweight 3 or 4 season tent under 5lbs per person.

Boots. At the minimum you'll need a sturdy pair of court shoes with a built in plastic heel cup. Heavyweight leather boots should be broken in prior to trip.

Socks. Thorlo makes excellent hiking/backpacking/trekking socks which are generally worn without a liner as they do not have the itchy texture of traditional wool socks.

Camp Shoes.

Underwear. 2 or 3 pair are generally sufficient.

Shirts. Bring one or two cotton T-shirts, and a long sleeve T-shirt.

Sweater / Jacket. Wool used to be the best, now it's fleece, or pile. We recommend a fleece or wool sweater/jacket, and a waterproof shell jacket.

Gloves. These are optional but can make the cool nights a bit more comfortable.

Bandanna / Small Hand Towel. Bring a bandanna to be used as a hand towel, wash cloth, sweatband, or bring a small hand towel to dry off with, wash your hands/face, etc.

Cap / Hat. Bring a baseball cap to keep the sun off your face and a wool cap for the evening.

Sunglasses. A must if you are planning on summiting a peak. Preferable for all trips.

Cup, Spoon, Fork, Bowl, Plate. You provide your own eating utensils.

Swiss Army Knife. Not necessary but very useful. All guides generally carry at least one.

Personal Toiletries and Bug Repellent. Sunscreen, chapstick, toothbrush, etc.

Medications. Bring any special meds, vitamins, bee sting kit, allergy medicine, etc.

Flashlight or Headlamp. Headlamps are best, flashlight should be lightweight.

Water Bottle. Carry at least one, one liter plastic water bottle. Two is preferable. Nalgene makes the best. Wide mouth preferred.

Fishing Gear and License. Kids under 16 fish free. Otherwise you need a CA license to fish. (Available at The Pines Resort).

Book / Journal. Not necessary, but you may be able to enjoy some quiet time prior to sleep or during the day.

Whistle. If lost, louder than a voice and we require that all kids carry one.

Camera. And film.

Day Pack / Fanny Pack.

Camp Chair. Adds to the comfort of your trip. Must be small, lightweight and made specifically for backpacking.

Duffel Bag. For your gear going in on horses. You should be able to pack everything in your duffel.

Posted by: Rain at May 2, 2006 6:17 AM

The list is awfully demanding. What's up with requiring underwear? And what if I don't WANT to use film in my camera? On the other hand --
there are horsies? I love horsies. :)

Steve, do you want to go to whores camp with me?

Posted by: ms p at May 2, 2006 8:48 AM

I just want a pic of Steve wearing a fanny pack. Whistle and clothing optional, but preferred.

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