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Old 08-20-2012, 03:09 PM   #11
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Let me think about this for a moment. .....

Okay.
I've thought about it.

Nope, not gonna do it, ever again. Although we had a really nice set up - huge tent, porta potty, cots, nice kitchen area, it took us about 4 hours to set everything up and another 4 hours to take it down. Plus cleaning it all when we got home.

Now we have a roof over our heads, a nice comfy bed beneath us, a flush toilet and all the comforts of home.

I'm never going back.....
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:30 PM   #12
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My son has only ever camped in the trailer. I think next summer we are going to do some back country camping; with just what we can carry on our backs. Part of the attraction to camping for me is getting back to nature, and partly working on my zombie appocolypse survival skills.

But seriously, there is a nice survival aspect to camping. I've been teaching my son and my nephew how to know the direction using clues from nature. It would be nice to throw a "how would you survive in the wilderness" situation at them.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:49 PM   #13
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I did 3 nights a few weeks ago. Had a great time. The took the trailer out the next weekend. That was fun too!
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:54 PM   #14
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We went tent camping on our honeymoon in 1960 in a pup tent. Graduated to the back of an El Camino with an airmattress and tonneau cover, then a slide in for the El Camino, a 20' single axle Nomad, tandem axle Golden Nugget, 24' Alumalite 5er with an 81 El Camino, homemade slide for the 81 Camino, 24' ???, 26' Kodiak, 33' Flagstaff 831RLSS and finally 02 Flagstaff 8528RKWS.

Would I go back to tent camping? NO WAY, TOO OLD for that, altho we really enjoyed the tent camping, but we were young and just wanted some privacy. eh,eh,eh.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:55 PM   #15
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Was a scout leader for 15 years. Have done my share of tent camping. If we cannot take the TT then it is a motel room.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:58 PM   #16
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Was a scout leader for 15 years. Have done my share of tent camping. If we cannot take the TT then it is a motel room.
Amen caper
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:16 PM   #17
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I go every year with my dad and brother we portage down a backwoods river and spend a long weekend fishing, it is where my love of the outdoors started, good to revisit roughing it once in a while,,,,although I have wondered how much to fly my trailer in via helecopter,,,,,,
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:15 PM   #18
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From time to time, DW & I will throw the tent, sleeping bags & pads, Coleman stove, etc. into the canoe and take off. I don't yet have a way to carry the canoe with the fiver, but I will.

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Old 08-20-2012, 05:19 PM   #19
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Once a month with both my boys who are in Boy Scouts.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:17 PM   #20
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No thank you.

I get enough of that crap in my job as it is.

Gimme a roof, four walls and a nice dry floor any day.

I'm done trying to warm the earth with my body heat one small square at a time....
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