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Old 03-07-2015, 08:36 PM   #101
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Does it really matter??
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:50 PM   #102
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Does it really matter??
No, but we have to have something to argue about!
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:56 PM   #103
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No, but we have to have something to argue about!
Its been a looooooong winter!
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:57 PM   #104
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Gorving.ca just launched a TV Campaign. Bring Back Wildhood. Targetting Family Campers and RV Camping in particular. Well done an talks about just getting out camping.

Bring back Wildhood - Go RVing Canada
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:58 PM   #105
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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?
glen1971, I have to say I agree 100%. I have an 8 and 5 year old who we take camping with us as often as we can get away. On a recent trip, I pulled out a magnesium striker and show my 8-yr old how to start the fire with it and some lint from the dryer to get some newspaper and kindling going. My wife asked why didn't I just use the lighter? I thought "How will he ever know how to light a fire without a lighter if I don't show him?" And also, it's just cool to watch the magnesium spark into a fire... he loved it!
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:04 PM   #106
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Is it camping, yes I believe so
I use my camper different than some; I have a rule: if you’re not using the bathroom, cooking or sleeping, GET OUTSIDE! Now we break those rules when its raining, over 90+deg or over abundance of biting bugs…..
I bought a simple camper on purpose, no slide-out, no tv, an adequate cooking area, large fridge, comfy beds, “our own” bathroom and plenty of storage(if there could ever be enough storage). I even try to use solar, to cut out noise pollution with the generator. The “place” we are visiting is outside, go out and enjoy and when we’re tired of this area we’ll move on.
We camp maybe 80plus days a year and it seems to work for us.
I very much dislike those individuals with outside entertainment systems who have the volume up high enough to share with half the campground and then they have to yell to talk to each other. Even some inside system are abusive to others.
When the kids leave and we go full time it will be different, maybe we’ll call it, living in camping areas. We’ll need slides, indoor entertainment center a few extra amenities.
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:21 PM   #107
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"I very much dislike those individuals with outside entertainment systems who have the volume up high enough to share with half the campground and then they have to yell to talk to each other. Even some inside system are abusive to others".....I fully agree with your statement YoungKopernik...sometimes, many years ago, while dry camping in the bush, I used to yell at the kids to be quiet and listen. They used to ask, listen to what and then I would say, the forest....
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:28 PM   #108
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I am in a pop up and I too feel like I am cheating the camping gods of old. My pop up has many of the amenities as the OP and I definitely feel like I am Glamping. The hardsider's most likely look at me in my pop up and say that is camping but with all the options and amenities now, it sure makes me feel a bit guilty using the word camping.

I would not trade it for the world though. I love to get away in my own little summer cottage on wheels. Besides. I am too old to be sleeping on a tree root.

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Old 03-11-2015, 03:53 PM   #109
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Is that the difference between "Camping" and "RVing"?
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:13 AM   #110
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We have some non camper friends that love to tell us that what we call camping (in our fiver) is not camping. My standard response is we are not going to get back to nature, we are just going. And it matters not how far or close as we have a nice county campground 7 miles from home that we use, it changing the zip code. And sometimes all you need is that weekend away to remind yourselves how lucky we are to be together as a family making memories and being together. It seems like we are gonna be like this forever, but in reality our twins are already 10 how much longer do we really have them all to ourselves I wouldn't trade a minute of this precious time in our "camper" for a few nights in a hotel. Watching the kids laugh and run with new friends and friends we bring while sitting by the fire in the evenings having a drink and a cigar...try that in your hotel!


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