Who loves camping ?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dango, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I love camping , one with nature and all that natural crap. I don't believe that weather or Geography should be a deterrent , only something more to prepare for.
    Any time , anywhere , just think , NO limits.!
    What kind of gear do you have and why? I'll tell you mine if you all tell me yours'
    so have at it , who's first ? :)
     
  2. TruggieTex

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    I'll go along...

    Hiking with everything on back...
    MSR 2 man tent
    Arkteryx pack
    Marmot bag

    Trail camping in Rubicon....
    Mountain design 5 man tent
    Portable kitchen and stove
    EZ up canopy

    Roughing it at the KOA....
    36ft sky deck 5th wheel camper
    All the amenities of home!
     

  3. HOSSFLY

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    That ^^^^^ :)
     
  4. sewserious

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    Somewhere in between all of those! 8-foot popup that is just a tent (2-48 inch beds) on wheels and storage for gear. Portable kitchen for outside and chairs. Couple of coolers and we're good to go! Forgot to add, we have AC for the 100+ degree summer days (no, we don't stay in there all day, it is so we can sleep at night!). Heater for when it gets so cold that snugglin' isn't enough :) The ez-up for shade during the day on those 100+ degree days!
     
  5. davva360

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    We have a 30 foot travel trailer but I would hardly call it camping lol. Air conditioning, fridge, stove, shower, hot water, TV etc. Its an older trailer but it still has most of the comforts of home just in a smaller package.

    I live in North Florida so we camp mainly in Florida and Georgia. Some great places to camp without travelling massive distances.

    When I was growing up back in England I camped in tents where the toilet was a hole you dug yourself. Now that is camping!
     
  6. Cattledog

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    Big fan of tent camping, in fact all our crew are. I can't possibly list all the gear because when we all get together we kind of have everything. I do love my 9' x 9' eureka. it has a 7' center height. Thats it (sans vestibule fly) in the foreground.... by my doggie!
     

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  7. KG7IL

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    Our last trip (yesterday..... )
    You can tell we are roughing it because we dont' have high def satellite.

    No water, no electricity, no dump, in a parched desert environment.

    We've done our fair share of tenting and 4 wheel drive locations.... but I love the dark desert on a clear night. SO MANY STARS.....
     

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  8. locutus

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    Too old to tent, so a 19 ft trailer. I can hndle that as long as I don't have to camp in any kind of campround."

    Nothing like a good roaring campfire, good friends, and good single malt Scotch!:):)
     
  9. MOshooter

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    Love camping and always have!!

    We've been camping as long as I can remember??
    We've had a 30' Holiday Rambler since 96' which is a four season camper,I have a truck pop up overhead camper,and a small pop up camper I pull behind my motorcycle,and five tents ranging from one man to six man. Anymore it seems I prefer the tent or motorcycle pop up heading cross country for a couple weeks on the bike and in the tent....Yeah I like to camp :D

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  10. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It's not about what gear you have , it's about where you go. I , am an extremest and like to get away from the crowd so I think light weight.

    Back pack is the way for me . I can wonder until sun-set and know , everybody else can't make it out before dark ! I have the forest or mountain or whatever
    to myself.
    Pack: expedition (YAK-PAC) made by "Yak Works" !7000 Cubic inches+external lash points.
    Tents: Eureka 4-per. Timber-Line ,Eureka-Solitaire , solo and my most crazy extreme , North Face "Mountain-25".! <--insane.!
    Sleeping bags: North Face , Core , rated to 15.! North Face Aleutian , rated to 40 And my Crazy Mountain , made by REI rated to -40 team with an EARLY WINTERS (Gore-tex Bivy) good down to -60.! Hoo Yaah...! 3/4 closed-cell Ensolite pad under them.
    Stove:MSR ,Dragonfly , multi-fuel , MSR Wisperlite , Coleman two and three burner Multi-fuel.
    All kinds of "DU-DADS" Weather , navigation , Binocs. , etc.etc..!
    Lanterns: Coleman Peak-1 Mini , Two UCO-singles , two UCO-Triples , etc. , etc...!
    Cloths , skis , etc, . etc. , etc. , ........! :) Think it , I got one.! Anywhere , any time.!:)
    PS: Climbing , up down , side-ways , ice , etc. , etc, . etc....! :D
     
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  11. orangello

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    Bears, thanks to the liberal conservation policies of our overgrown federal government, bears are camping in ever increasing numbers. There could be one in that very next tent.

    Be aware of the bears! Remember, you can't spell vigilante with vigilant.
     
  12. doc007

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    Hammock tarp rope blanket. Best way to camp. Set up takes 10 minutes and I don't care if it rains 12 inches overnight.
     
  13. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Never met a bear that liked a 10mm.!......:) Have been stalked by a grizzly.!
    Sucker had me treed for way over an hour.! :eek: Really didn't want to shoot it
    so I cut me a 10ft. + sharp stick and kept poken it in the nose and mouth.!:eek:
    It finally left.! Sheeeezz.! I was getting ready to shoot it though.I'm glad things worked out. Woo-Hoo..! Don't care much for badgers or skunks neither ! :mad:

    I think that's why I like it above the timber line so much , ain't nothing , birds , bears . bugs , nothing.! :) Just me.;)
     
  14. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I owe you guys an (I'm sorry).! I had to take a break (one and a half hour break) , to do some shooting , yeap , serious (Kerplinking).! Me and my .45-70 , love that rifle , just love it !
    Every time I pull that trigger , it's like a "mini-orgasm..! :D Makes me smile..! :D
    I got a big-ole soft and muffy butt-pad so's it moves ya with-out the pain.! :D
     
  15. locutus

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    I love camping in bear country!:)

    I get along with them pretty well, and they tend to keep liberals away.:D:D
     
  16. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I like to get away as well. I pull the trailer 20 miles up the logging roads and set up beside a creek.

    Most trips we can camp 5-7 days without seeing anyone other than my party, of the occasional forest ranger.
     
  17. Rick1967

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    I have a 26 foot camper. It has pretty much everything. But I also enjoy tent camping. I would like to go back packing again. I havent done it in a long time. Really it has been like 20 years. The wife needs a minivan fullof crap for an overnight trip. I can carry everything I need in a back pack. But I am not a solitary person. I like to have another person or two with me. But no one else wants to backpack.
     
  18. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    How,s that work for you in 4ft. of snow.?:p
     
  19. MOshooter

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    Dango I agree it's not about what gear you have,it's about where and how you use that gear you have. :cool:

    Nothing like camping in the great outdoors!
     
  20. doc007

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    Hang it at 5 ft