what do you take to occupy yourself when its dark?

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what do you take to occupy yourself in the dark?

  • book-fiction

    Votes: 47 21.4%
  • book-non fiction

    Votes: 25 11.4%
  • book-referance

    Votes: 14 6.4%
  • MP3 Player

    Votes: 42 19.1%
  • Cards

    Votes: 6 2.7%
  • Nothing

    Votes: 86 39.1%

  • Total voters
    220

Morning Fox

Forager
Sep 30, 2008
150
0
Reigate
Nothing, enjoy the company of friends and If I am on my own personally I enjoy stillness and silence, not afraid of my own thoughts ;)
 

tobes01

Full Member
May 4, 2009
1,694
9
Hampshire
Fnarr fnarr snigger chuckle...

OK, in fact I take the iPod. Have established my own tradition of watching an episode of Red Dwarf in the hammock before sleep time...
 

durulz

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Jun 9, 2008
1,755
0
Elsewhere
I voted for nothing, which is what I do take most of the time.
However, sometimes I do take a radio, which is not on your list. Can't survive without 'Any Questions' on Radio 4 if it's a Friday night.
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
21,749
1,201
62
Pembrokeshire
Nothing - on solo trips I sleep with the sun, rise with the sun..
Sociable trips there is the chat at the fire.
On multi week trips there are often maps/itineraries to check.
No need for anything else...:)
 

Tor helge

Settler
May 23, 2005
702
7
51
Northern Norway
www.torbygjordet.com
I usually mend the fire, make coffee, eat and write in my journal.
The dark lasts long here at this time of year and I usually sleep a long time.
I have never had a book (other than the almanac) with me on a woods trek, and certainly not one of those modern, electronic gadgets you speak about:) .

Tor
 

mace242

Native
Aug 17, 2006
1,015
0
49
Yeovil, Somerset, UK
I'll take whatever book I'm reading and a reference type book and an mp3 player. Sometimes I've had some critter (an owl once was a nightmare) that keeps making a keep me awake type noise and I have to get sleep or I get migraines the mp3 player with some tunes helps me sleep. If I'm not trying to sleep though the music of the woods is fine by me
 

Dodger

Member
Oct 4, 2009
29
0
UK
Always a radio, can't go without Radio 4...
Hmmm... That's a good idea!

I like reading and I'll often pick up something to read locally to where I'm, staying - e.g. I picked up a copy of Coyote Stories by Mourning Dove in a New Age/hippy store in Joshua Tree before I headed into the National Park last year. There's nothing like reading something with a local flavour while chilling out in your hammock before you fall asleep. :cool: