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Old 03-26-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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I started this to see what other peoples good tips and advice for camping is.

Some of the best things I've learned while camping have been put your cloths you want warm in the bottom of your sleeping bag for the next day. Ground cover is importent the ground will suck the heat out of the body even if your in a sleeping bag rated for -10. Also pack lite just because you think your only going a miles doesn't mean that's hows it going to turn out.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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Hell, I'm not tipping you for that!!

Maybe if you served some drinks or something!
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The first of the tent commandments: BRING TOILET PAPER
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Hell, I'm not tipping you for that!!

Maybe if you served some drinks or something!
Back-packable-bar.............? I like it..!
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I started this to see what other peoples good tips and advice for camping is.

Some of the best things I've learned while camping have been put your cloths you want warm in the bottom of your sleeping bag for the next day. Ground cover is importent the ground will suck the heat out of the body even if your in a sleeping bag rated for -10. Also pack lite just because you think your only going a miles doesn't mean that's hows it going to turn out.
Well . if you stick a 1/2" or 3/4" (closed cell foam) under that -10 bag , eat a vitamin-C , a chocolate bar , your good to go to -15 at least

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Sleeping bags: Back some 40 years ago , goose-down used to be the insulator of choice . On long treks , two to three weeks , I found that the goose-down would co-laps and lose loft..! I've switched to synthetics and never looked back . The length , I've got an extra long , to accommodate 8' person so I have two feet of usable space . Water in high altitudes is tuff to find and melting snow is the only way . All things I want not to freeze go in the bag and stay there till I need them . Water especially , takes fuel to melt snow and you've only got so much with you .

Sleeping pads , 3/4" is winter weight and a must to save body heat . Many companies make them and they are light weight and easy to pack on outside of packs . (Closed Cell though) , you don't want to sleep on a sponge..!
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Gello's #1 Camping tip - When properly cleaned out, the carcass of a bear makes a fine tent. (Yes, Han Solo, they DO smell better on the inside. )

Bears, they're coming for dinner; you want to sit at the table or be the main course?




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^LMAO..! Bears , if you "KNOW" there are BEARS around , do not set camp on high traffic ares , 50 meters from water source , 50 meters from where you eat and never store any food where you sleep...! Never ANY..!

Grizzlies and browns got no sense of humor , either you ARE FOOD or they don't care about you..! You can not , out run one , out swim or out climb..! Eeek..!
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In my youth, I did lots of camping, sleeping on the rocky ground, etc. My wife showed me how to really have fun in the wilderness---drive way out to where you want to be---find a nice lodge and check in---find a nice restaurant and have dinner (maybe a drink or two) and a lot of laughs----crawl back to lodge and have more laughs---works well---I can recommend it...
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Grizzlies and browns got no sense of humor , either you ARE FOOD or they don't care about you..! You can not , out run one , out swim or out climb..! Eeek..![/QUOTE]


That just reminded me of one other thing.
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