12/12/2012 4:14 A.M.
8 hours total time on this sketch.
Took a long time naming the stars and their symbols in the constellations, shading, and layering dots. This is a small fraction of the sky above. The Northstar (Polaris) can be found from the two stars on the bowl part of the Big Dipper (URSA MAJOR) and also Cassopia if you follow the middle star of the W. These two constellations are simple ways to find The Northstar.
Just purchased two new products since there was a sale and I’d rather not spend more money than I really need too. I picked up the Shangri-La 3 Tent for $200 bucks instead of 400$ works great even in the rain. The Go Lite poncho worked very well as a poncho and as a tarp got that on sale for 45$ bucks on sale from 90$. Im very thankful I was not in my hammock on this trip because the lack of room inside of the shelter. These two purchases kept me dry in the rain and Im thankful for that.