Stranded in the Woods


The latest snowstorms have got us thinking about ice axes, freezing toes, and rime-coated tents — in other words, what we’d need to spend a comfy night out in wintertime in the woods. We’re wondering:

If you were to be out in the cold winter woods for a week, what are three things you’d want to have with you?




Jon Theodosi, Kings Beach
Lady Luck staff

Fire, marshmallows, good herb


Lauren Cleeves, Truckee

Puffy jacket, bourbon, lighter


Dalton Rahn, Reno

Knife, wine, phone battery that doesn’t die (for music)


Rachel LaManna, Tahoe Donner
Farmers market and dog mom extraordinaire

Lupin (my doggo), whiskey, and splitboard


Nancy Settle, Glenshire
Frenchie mom and paddleboarder

Warm clothes, kindle, and snowshoes


  • Ted Coakley III

    Lived: OH-TX-OK-CA-NY-CA Visited (work and/or non-work): many states all over the U.S., MX, Canada, Central & South America, Asia & Europe. High on my wish list is Ireland, all over Africa, New Zealand, Russia, Norway, China, Iran, Bhutan, Ecuador, Iceland, Bali, Baja .... well, okay, any/everywhere would be great to visit. Worked: photo, film/video, manual labor, high finance, menial, profound. Someone recently asked me, "You like to talk to people that others don't like to talk to?" I answered that I do like doing that, as much as talking to anyone else, but it's not "a thing" for me that I'm especially into. A day or two later, it struck me why I was asked that - because a lot of people are not like that ... not like me in that way. I'm glad I'm not like others in that way. ¡All for fun and fun for all!

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