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Old 03-06-2015, 09:50 PM   #91
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Amazes me as to why anyone would want to come up with a goofy name for it!

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Old 03-06-2015, 10:29 PM   #92
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If you are in a RV it is not considered camping because of all the luxuries. I have seen groups of people at the campground in tents. They bring a large dining shelter, fridge, ice maker, electric coffee maker, electric fry pans, TV with sat. dish. How is this any different then a person in a hard walled unit. Plus I have seen some bring the "bring your own bed" blow up mattress on a frame. They came into the CG pulling a covered utility trailer in order to hold all their equipment.
This does bring up a point. This summer I was at my local state park and one of what I refer to as a tarp cities popped up, two tents, several tarps set up in such a way that I don't think a single square inch of the site was clear to the sky. Full kitchen, a portable outhouse even though the restroom/bathhouse was 150' away.

But what really got me, each tent had it's own air conditioning, the units on table legs and ducted in. It was amazing how much they hauled in, once spread out it covered a much bigger footprint than my 38' 5er and my truck combined. To each their own, but that was an awful lot of work they put into setting it up.

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Old 03-06-2015, 10:32 PM   #93
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Camping is a state of mind. Y'all do what you want but I'm goin campin!

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Old 03-07-2015, 12:20 AM   #94
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Like many of the OP's here I started out in Cub and then Boy Scouts,
we camped in tents and canvas shelters with wood frames at a
boy scout camp outside of Toledo Ohio. Also in some fields around
there for jamborees every so often. My parents were not into camping
even thought my dad spent some cold nights with our troop and
froze his backside I'm sure.

However my aunt and uncle were regular tent campers and I was
able to join them along with their two boys many times over the
years as a young man. I still remember the camper box they had
that held their cook stove, food, pans, dishes and silverware alone
Coleman lantern, so cool.

Then there was that 3 years of camping in the 60's that Uncle
Sam let me enjoy in Europe and other parts of the world.

later after after I left the Army, my other aunt and uncle
got myself and wife back into tent camping, I enjoyed it
but my wife then didn't so much, so as withe her it ended
after a few years. However fast forward a few years I got
into snowmobiles, bought a bed over for my pickup and
spent great winter nights in and around Travers City

So started out in Tents, moved to camper caps, the slide
in campers, TT, Class C's and now 5th wheels. DW loves
our 5th wheel and so do I, along with a nice cup of
coffee while sitting out at the picnic table in the morning
hearing the bird singing, bacon frying and the great
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:38 AM   #95
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We have a 33' Wildcat MAXX after experiencing 3 class A motorhomes over the past 20 years. We also have a 13' Scamp we bought new in 2007. My wife says we are CAMPING in the Scamp, and RV'ing in the Wildcat. Hard to argue with that!!!!
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:56 AM   #96
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Nice Coleman,what about (Top Value and King Corn) also! Youroo!!
I have a coleman propane stove bought with Top Value. It is a weird model with no replacement hose available/ There is enough bacon grease on the hose that it seems preserved quite well!
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:12 AM   #97
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Camping in perspective...

That was then....this is NOW.

I'll take now over then anyday!!
I like the above picture, that's when I said I will not sleep on the ground again or poop in a whole........PS: and I haven't since 1968
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:21 AM   #98
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I got this in an email this morning, from the1950s, "Cooking outside was called camping".
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:16 AM   #99
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Interesting to read the passion just on the term "Camping", imagine if brought up religion and politics? Good we live in countries where we can go "Camping" and not have "Papers" to do it, other than signing the registration slip at the CG office.

Long live the campfire and burnt marshmellows!

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Old 03-07-2015, 12:01 PM   #100
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After reading all the posts on this one, I think everyone has one main goal with their version of camping - to enjoy it! No matter what your style of camping is, make sure that you take the time and enjoy the scenery and don't take it for granted.. Also make sure that your activities don't hinder the enjoyment of others around you...

One other thing I read in several posts was the poster's reflection on where they started camping with their parents or when they were young.. The only thing I'd have to say, is make sure that we aren't taking those experiences away from kids... So that they have stories of their own to share with their kids.. If they want to stay in a tent instead of the TT or motorhome, bring it along and encourage it.. If they want to try and start the fire, show them and let them try... If it isn't warm enough to toast a marshmellow, let them work at it to make it bigger.. How will they learn without trying it first? Let them explore.. Explore and share the experiences with them to the best of your ability..

As a friend of mine told me one day:
Your kids are only young once and you have to make the most of it... It won't be long and they'll want to do their own things.. If we, as parents, don't encourage camping and enjoying the outdoors, how will they know about it as young adults?

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