There are three interesting discoveries that should be noted at this point. One of them leads to the second and the third is unrelated, probably.
I woke in the middle of the night to a loud gust of wind, the first discovery. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, but when I woke again a little bit after that I realized I should have. The pitter patter of rain striking my tent, the second discovery, sent me scurrying.
Boots on and out of the tent in a flash, I took the three long strides needed to reach my backpack where I unearthed the rain fly for the tent and a trash bag to cover my pack. Three steps back to the tent and I threw the rain fly over it and quickly got the buckles snapped into place and the cinches tightened up. Three more steps and I…
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