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Web Discussion for March 2, 2006

Review the Expedition Behavior notes from the first overnight (see post below). How did your overall experience compare from the 1st overnight to the 2nd? Did your own Expedition Behavior improve, deteriorate, or stay about the same? Why? If you did not attend the second overnight, use your experience in the class instead of the overnight to answer these questions.

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6 Responses to “Web Discussion for March 2, 2006”

  1. Rachel

    Since I didn’t go on either of the camping trips, I guess I don’t have much to work with for this journal. Between the beginning of class and the first trip I had a pretty good outlook on the course, but then after everyone went on the trip and I didn’t, I felt like I was wasting my time. I don’t really have much of a passion for outdoor activities, which is a shame considering I’m lucky enough to have spent the past 17 years living in beautiful Colorado. And now that the second trip just passed, it’s hard not to want to just give up on the class completely! When everyone told me I’d regret not going I didn’t believe them…and now I don’t exactly regret it, but I feel really ignorant for not caring about this experience. So everyone who took this opportunity deserves total props! I actually really want to go camping now…but maybe sometime in the summer when it’s a little warmer during the nighttime. Winter camping is quite the experience, I’m sure! But I think it’s important to be ready to do it and have the right mind set in order to have a successful camping experience. So as for “expedition behavior,” I feel that I have not stepped up to the max, but I’m working on it by making these awesome t-shirts with Kellen! I’m glad to have found a piece of work in here that I am passionate about—I make a lot of my own clothes, so I’d be happy to make some cool shirts in this class as well.

  2. Brant

    This overnight was a lot more challenging for me. The hike was longer and not having a yurt made it harder to dry off and warm up. I think I was a bit more agitated during this trip because of stress and sleep deprivation, but it was still a good experience. My behavior was good, but not really improved from last time. I could have been more organized and me and my group should have folded our tent back up after we began setting it up instead of leaving it out overnight.

  3. Anonymous

    I thought that the second overnight was more of an outdoor experience. We didn’t have the yurt which made it a bit harder. I felt ready for the second one, because I kind of knew what to expect. For the first overnight I was nervous, and this one I wasn’t at all. I felt like I improved with expedition behavior. I felt more organized and didn’t have the feeling like I was forgetting anything when we were leaving. I still have more to learn because I made some mistakes, but still felt I learned a lot from this trip. It was fun.

  4. Anonymous

    It’s hard to say which trip was better, each had its strong and weak points. The first trip was definitely an experience…The quinzee building was awesome, but after dark I froze… From that mistake I learned to bring more layers on the next trip.
    On the second trip, we didn’t have the luxury of a yurt, and about 1/2 the people in the class came, which on one-hand made it slightly less exciting, though, we were able to bond more with the people who did show up. I was soooooooooooooooooooo proud of my group.. “the girls” we got everything done twice as fast, and twice as good as before… we pretty much rocked.. haha..it’s true though.

  5. john quinn

    My group and I where kind of sloppy with our Expedition behavior. I for example was cooking food and making water while they built the Quinzie. I think that I should have helped more with the Quinzie and Griffin should have brought water and more water bottles. Only the designated person should bring the food so that everyone doesn’t get confused.

  6. The Kellen

    I cannot comment on the second trip because I didn’t go on the second trip. I did like this class as a whole though. I felt really skeptical in the beginning until I really started getting what we would be learning about. Then I felt more exited about the class until we went on our first over nite, then I started disliking the class because I didn’t enjoy that trip. Since then, I have grow to like the class a lot. Mostly because of our action project, which has taught me a lot and I feel I am teaching others, but also the class community is really nice. Overall, I like the class and feel I will not regret taking it.


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