Dear Friends of "Outdoor Basecamp" Community
The OUT in OUTDOORS is not just simply being out there;
it's something more than that. It's an attitude and a lifestyle that is very
much different from being curled up on a couch staring at a wide-screen television.
It implies a focussed life and frequently a singular activity that arouses our
secret desire to rid ourselves of the monotonous and wearisome engagement of
human contact. The sounds and silence of nature are a welcomed guest over the
hostility and argumentive persons that pepper our lives and drain our enthusiasm.
It can be a simple life that divorces our hoarding of useless possessions and invites
us to simple living. Outdoor life is an occasion to think deep thoughts without being
encompassed by the noise and rattle of humankind.
And maybe, just maybe, hear "a still small voice."
[God's revelation to Elijah 1 Kings 19"11]
I thought about you [like I said I would]
around an engaging fire on a very cool evening at Balsam Lake.