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Old 02-18-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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Backyard camping

Well, our trip to the Everglades got cancelled, but we weren't going to let that keep us from camping this weekend. So, we set up in the backyard and had a wonderful time! We've only camped a couple times and have learned something new each time.
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...and...we're camping!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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Nice! I remember backyard camping when I was a kid. Of course that was in a little pup tent and in the middle of the night my dad would sneak out and spray the tent with the hose like it was raining.
Now my backyard camping consists of rare nights in Vermont when it is too hot with no air conditioning when we sleep in the camper which has a/c!
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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Very nice! Its great to have adventure in ones backyard!

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:50 PM   #5
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We did that with our new 5er to just learn how to use everything and also to see what works and what doesn't from our last 5er. We did this for the first 3 weekends before we actually towed it somewhere to camp. It was a great learning experience!!
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:07 AM   #6
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Spent many a night BackYard Camping trying out new equipment. Now we do Drive Way Camping to check out new equipment. It's the way you learn.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:01 AM   #7
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We driveway camp quite often and make sure to put everything through it's paces so when we hit the road we know everything works. Any problems we have encountered have been at home and were addressed then. Much better than trying to work on something while on vacation. Beside it's a lot of money sitting out there and hitting the road often is costly. We still get to use it, it's plugged in anyway, so there's not much added cost until we turn on the AC during the summer or the electric heater for the fall or winter.

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I'm jealous of you all! My drive way won't fit a camper and there's no way to get it to my back yard. I guess such is the life in suburbia.
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We keep Abby (our A-frame) set up in the backyard almost all the time. We like to just go out and sit and sometimes we'll sleep out there.
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can't wait until my boys are old enough.

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