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Old 09-27-2016, 03:49 PM   #131
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Originally Posted by CedarCreekWoody View Post
Fortunately only to the dump station, where I was able to return before the next campsite occupant arrived and discovered the surprise. Lol

I better not do this, my DW would absolutely tie me to a tree and drive off.

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Old 09-27-2016, 05:00 PM   #132
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Do a walkabout before you leave your camping spot. A favorite pasttime of ours is to walk around campgrounds after most people leave to find "camp treasures". These are all the things that people forget when they leave. We have found all kinds of great stuff.
Great piece of advice and we do this too. Problem is we still left behind our water pressure regulator, that's with both of us checking g for anything. Lol

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Old 09-27-2016, 05:32 PM   #133
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1. Don't take advice from unhappy people (Folks who don't seem to be having fun)
2. Spend more money doing and less "acquiring." Don't let your possessions own you.
3. Never be in a hurry. If you are in a hurry you are not doing it right.
4. Airline pilots use checklists. So should you.
5. Travel light. Clean out the stuff you don't use now and then.

The last one is hard for many. We are former backpackers and going minimal isn't to hard for us.

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Old 09-29-2016, 05:56 AM   #134
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:01 AM   #135
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If you cancel your plans based on the weather forecast you will waste a lot of nice weekends.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:03 AM   #136
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Originally Posted by indybp57 View Post
If you cancel your plans based on the weather forecast you will waste a lot of nice weekends.
Amen to that! Besides, a rainy day camping is far better than a rainy day doing just about anything else.

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Old 09-29-2016, 07:08 AM   #137
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Don't let anyone distract you while you are setting up or tearing down, other then that have fun after all that's what it's all about
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:25 AM   #138
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Don't feel like you've got to be doing something the whole time. Some of me and DWs best trips are just chilling under the awning for a few days to get away from the rat race.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:39 AM   #139
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Not sure if I commented before, but at the risk of a "double" ...

NEVER drain your hot water heater using the low point drains.

ALWAYS close the water heater isolation valves, then use the drain plug located outside on all tank water heaters. (Does not apply to tankless systems).

Since the cold water pipe is on the bottom of the tank, bits of anode, calcium nodules, and rust particles that sit on the tank bottom can be swept into the cold water pipes during the drain and can stay in the pipe.

When you winterize with "pink", blow out the lines with air, or, just refill the lines with water in the spring, that crud can be pushed into your faucet or toilet valves blocking water flow.
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:10 AM   #140
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Was going through some old photo directories ...

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"Always remember to bring enough cinder blocks ... "

/* Humour Off */

Sorry, couldn't resist ...

But this piece of advice we will absolutely stand by ...
(and as just posted in another thread ... )

"For Maximum Enjoyment, anticipate having a Great Time !!!"


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