Originally Posted by Jeff_and_Abby
We both paid our dues in Scouting ... Winter camping in a tent was a challenge and an accomplishment.
Nowadays, four times the age we were then ... a nice mattress and a bathroom are completely acceptable.
Anyone who has a need to disagree, is going to have to submit a T.P.S. Report, NOTARIZED BY THEIR DW
, indicating that roughing it is ... "better."
I 'fondly' remember the canvas tents and the soggy sleeping bags and always smelling like wood smoke. great perfume... When I was an Eagle, I graduated to a Eureka Timberline and a Kelty backpack and a real down bag. I still smelled like wood smoke however...
I still have the Kelty. I use the pack frame to haul out meat on hunts. The Eureka succumbed to rot a long time ago and I graduated in the sleeping bag department too. I now own a KUIU down mummy I take on hunting trips.
I still like to cook on an open fire but I've learned that dry wood makes almost no smoke...lol
Hunting to me is staying in a provided lodge or base camp and let my paid guides do the cooking.
Don't think I'll ever succumb to all out 'glamping'. I can stay home for that.