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Old 04-22-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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camping, minus the camper. oh yeah, and we carried everything we needed on our backs

I am only 34, but it's been 8 years since last backpacking adventure. I have a young lad, that's been begging my to take him out backpacking. I finally agreed (had a free weekend), and so he and a friend met me Friday after they got out of school and we drove 2 1/2 hours to Indian Cave State Park in southeastern Nebraska. Had to hike 2 1/2 miles after dark, seemed like all uphill. But what a view

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Ended up hiking about nine miles and had a great weekend. Sure missed my pollowtop bed though.
Here's a pic off last nights supper. Pizza over a fire. First time trying this one

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Old 04-22-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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That's real camping, something I'm too old for now so I will stick to smart camping with a RV.

Sounds like you all had a good time being with nature. BTW the pizza looks yummy.

Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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I agree...I'm much too old now to even think about that. Went canoe/camping in Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario about 5 or 6 times when I was inmy 20's. You canoe...and camp! Everything you need you carry in with you, and carry out. When you reach a falls or dangerous rapids, you portage. And everything has to be taken out of the canoe and muled, on your back, around the falls or rapids, then packed up again and off you go. A boat drops you, your canoe and gear off, with a map, at a certain point and tells you, "I'll be back in 13 days at 1:00 pm" (or however long you want) and then returns you to civilization. It is really an awesome adventure for anyone who wants to truly experience nature. No houses, nor phones, no motors, cars, etc. If you don't catch fish, you don't have protein that day, so I guess it's a fishing/camping/canoeing adventure.
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