ministercreek

153 reviewer rep
460 forum posts
joined Jul 28, 2003

I am a: 52-year-old male hiker and camper
Location: South-central, WI
Occupation: Laborer at Devil's Lake State Park

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Primitive camping
severe weather camping including hurricanes

Vitals

Height6'1"
Weight210 lbs
Boot/Shoe Size9 1/2
Jacket/Shirt Size50-52

Greetings!

I am an avid hiker, camper and backpacker. I'm currently residing here in south-central Wisconsin. On my days off (Tues-Wendsdays) I camp at Lake Farm, part of of the Dane County Park System.

I work as an LTE (Limited Term Employee) Laborer at Devil's Lake State Park in Wisconsin. I'm in charge of cleaning Park buildings, restrooms, bath houses and pit toilets. Plus I operate the utility vehicle ("mule").

No home to speak of. I live in my tent year around.

Gear Reviews (46)

user rating: 4.5 of 5 REI Taj 3 4/25/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Coleman PVC Camp Shower 3/19/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Diamond Brand Gear Blue Ridge 5 3/08/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Alpine Lake 20 3/03/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Alpine Lake 0 3/02/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Zenith 2 AL Tent 2/18/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 The Backside Backsider X-Fibre 35 9/15/2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 High Peak Flight 9/03/2008
user rating: 5 of 5 Cabela's Deluxe XPG-2 Tent 8/16/2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Cabela's XPD Deluxe Tent 3/17/2008
user rating: 5 of 5 Cabela's Men's Rainy River Gore-tex PacLite Parka 2/13/2008
user rating: 4 of 5 REI Quarter Dome UL 2/06/2006
user rating: 4 of 5 Trekk Vega 2 1/13/2006
user rating: 5 of 5 Campmor Polartec 200 Fleece Pullover 1/05/2006
user rating: 4 of 5 Robert Saunders Mountain Trek 12/29/2005
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Orion 2 12/18/2005
user rating: 3 of 5 Karrimor Protech TQ 12/14/2005
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Desert Pine 0 12/10/2005
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Air Pad XL 11/17/2005
user rating: 4 of 5 The Backside Down Lite 20 11/17/2005
user rating: 5 of 5 Nebo Sports Sequoia 10/29/2005
user rating: 4.5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 2 OF Outfitter 10/28/2005
user rating: 4 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Glacier 3700 5/18/2005
user rating: 4 of 5 Chinook Red Flash 3/27/2005
user rating: 4 of 5 Icicle Creek +20 Degree Mummy 3/14/2005
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Monarch Pass 20 2/08/2005
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Blue Ridge -20 1/24/2005
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 1.0 1/01/2005
user rating: 5 of 5 SunnyRec Hexagrip Mat 8/10/2004
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Red Ledge Men's Thunderlight Parka 6/25/2004
user rating: 5 of 5 Cabela's All Leather Dry-Plus Hikers 4/20/2004
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Cascade 5200 4/20/2004
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Crescent Lake 20 4/05/2004
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Trekker 3/29/2004
user rating: 4 of 5 The North Face VE 25 12/30/2003
user rating: 5 of 5 Downright Tundra 12/29/2003
user rating: 4 of 5 Diamond Brand Gear Free Spirit II 11/19/2003
user rating: 5 of 5 Diamond Brand Gear Plateau 2 9/25/2003
user rating: 3 of 5 Sierra Designs Cosmos 8/04/2003
user rating: 4 of 5 Diamond Brand Gear Mountain Home 2 8/04/2003
user rating: 5 of 5 Cabela's Gore-Tex Trail-Lite Hikers 8/04/2003
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Glacier 2 8/02/2003
user rating: 4 of 5 Slumberjack -20°F Mummy 7/31/2003
user rating: 4 of 5 EMS Rainbreaker Jacket 7/28/2003
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 2 AL 7/28/2003
user rating: 5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Silver Springs 20 7/28/2003

Trip Reports

Lamping Trail Hike March 19, 2009
Archers Fork Trip Report March 9, 2009
Greetings from Maquoketa Iowa! March 27, 2008

Forum Posts

Looking for the perfect tent- Coleman Hooligan? July 9, 2009
Kid kills hiker, gets slap on wrist July 11, 2009
Site I Found for FREE Camping July 8, 2009
ALPS Meramac 6 tent...Any Good? July 1, 2009
The Kelty Orb Tent June 30, 2009
Would you prefer to die in a hospital or out alone in a tent? June 25, 2009
Cabela's Daimond Peak backpacks June 4, 2009
need help,please May 31, 2009
Hurricane Camping June 16, 2009
hiking mississippi May 31, 2009
Sale at REI June 9, 2009
Removing Pine Resin from Tent Rainfly June 16, 2009
Spices & Condiments / What do you bring & how do you do it? April 20, 2009
Coffee or tea? April 9, 2009
Tent for windy places April 27, 2009
a tent opinion question... April 29, 2009
Ireland Field Camp - What Gear to Buy? Clueless Mom April 16, 2009
Pros and cons of Scout equipment April 13, 2009
You know you're a backpacker when... April 15, 2009
Tatonka Sherpa Dome Tent April 15, 2009