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Old 04-17-2013, 05:16 PM   #11
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I have exchanged my tent for a motor home and have never been a happier camper!

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:39 PM   #12
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A ziplock bag full of dryer lint makes great tinder. Look up the supercat alcohol stove. Cheap and very effective homemade alternative to expensive gas stoves.

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Make sure you spray your tent with plenty of waterproofing chemical, because in a good, hard rain, you don't want to be trying to sleep in a puddle of cold water.

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Old 04-17-2013, 06:09 PM   #14
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It all depends on where and when your camping.If your back packing and carrying everything you have or some place you can drive up to like city people do.
I always look for a place with a big boulder or rack face to camp. If its cold like in the fall etc. I first build my fire and gather three or four rocks about half the size of a bowling ball to throw in the fire inside my rock fire ring.
Then I then did a shallow trench about a foot and a half deep and the length from my feet to my shoulders long. Then I cut a few branches off fur trees and get enough to make a pile about four inches deep and slightly longer than I stand tall.
Just before I lay out my bag I roll the heated rocks out of the fire and into the trench and cover them back up with dirt. I then lay out the fur tree branches over the buried rocks and lay down my bag and pull a small tarp over the bag and myself to keep the doo off.
I always camp beside a creek or lake.I am usualy following a river or at a high mountain lake when I camp.
The fur bows act like springs and the short needles work like stuffing and the buried hot rocks let off heat all night.
If its winter and the ground is frozen and usualy snow on the ground I buildf a lean to and cover the snow floor with the fur branches and cover the entire lean to with a piece of visqueen plastic and leave the front open to the fire.It all depends if your staying one night or for a few days. If I stay more than one night I always build a lean to winter or summer.I don't pack pup tents sleeping bag pads just a small cheap tarp and a folded up piece of visqeen and parachute cord and a small roll of tie wire.

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Old 04-18-2013, 06:08 AM   #15
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Carry a stainless steel bowl. It's one of those comfy items. You can boil water in it, carry water in it, gather berries and such in it, fix a stew, and it gives you a place to put fish and game after you clean them.

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Yeah, lets get real for a minute.

Regardless of what type of camping you do, you need a dry

cooking area. A heavy rope to use as a guy line under a tarp,

with the tarp tied down at the corners, to keep the table or cooking area

dry is an absolute must.

If you have a dry place to sit and eat, you can do without a lot of

other stuff.

Matches-get a box of regular paper matches, and spread them around like

fertilizer, pockets, pack, car, tinder, tent- even in the worst

rain some will stay dry. Keep a mag-block, butane lighter, and

candles, white birch bark, and an extra bundle of first aid alcohol

prep packs for fire starters. An axe is a waste of time and weight.

But you can split wood to the dry center with a maul.

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Bulgar wheat is a miracle food. Add a little bullion and freeze dried vegetables and it is a good hearty pilaf.

Add it to two parts boiling water and it is breakfast.

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Look up "pine lighter" and use that to start fires. It's available anywhere there are pine trees. Works great for the fireplace as well.

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Paracord and a tomahawk. Good to go.

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