I was perusing the blogs I follow on Google Reader this morning as I sipped my tea and I came across a great post on Skills for Wild Lives. In the post Nick talks about making a pair of mukluks. What's so great about mukluks besides being a fun word to say because it sounds dirty but actually isn't? Well in extreme cold, dry conditions they are warm, lightweight, and flexible footwear.
Lately I have had the strong desire to do some winter camping but it's difficult to get away for an overnight. So I have been settleing for reading blog posts like Nick's, Backyard Bushman's, and the guy's over at Winter Campers. Not quite the same (O.K., it's not the same at all) as getting out there and doing it, but it helps to kindle my desire, and keeps my mind from settling into some form of urban atrophy.
What do you do when you can't get out and practice your passions?