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Old 04-02-2014, 11:55 AM   #1
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Well it's that time of the year again, well depending on the day. Finally got out last weekend, generally we try and start the first week in March. Anyway going again in a couple of weeks.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:13 PM   #2
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Where's that at, if you don't mind?

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Since our boys and all their friends have all grown up and flown the coop I no longer have the horsepower to camp. Tried the 5th wheel thing for a bit but did not care for it.

I camp in places like this now days and will be here this weekend:
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Since our boys and all their friends have all grown up and flown the coop I no longer have the horsepower to camp. Tried the 5th wheel thing for a bit but did not care for it.

I camp in places like this now days and will be here this weekend:
That's my kinda camping!

You guy can rough it all ya want, I'll be in the hotel bar.
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I did this when my kids were little on memorial day, still cold as hell at night!

The wife went out and bought 500 bucks worth of tents gear etc,

Fricken froze my ass to the ground, on the way home I passed a camper for sale. Bought it and then set it up at a camp and went home to watch cable, picked it up on a Sunday and repeated the process.

The camper hasn't moved in years, as the girls got older they turned it into their place.

Now that I got littles I'm gonna have to go thru it again, but maybe I'll get a bigger one and just stay there, I think they have cable there nowadays !!
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I love camping and go everytime I get the chance. When I was you her I didn't mind sleeping on the ground and freezing myself, but these days I try to make sure I'm comfortable. I bought a giant bell tent, a futon mattress and heater. I guess I could have just bought a camper but I can set this thing up anywhere.
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When I think of "camping,".... domes, trailers and Marriott's don't even enter my mind. I think of my scouting days and pup tents. The US Army surplus ones that don't even have a floor.

Of course at my age now, I'm gonna be with Griz and Inner at the hotel bar.
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Where's that at, if you don't mind?
Pawnee lake, just a few miles west of Lincoln. That's where I'm from. We have to stay close until soccer is over. May 17th we will be up in Fremont, at least I think it's around that weekend, go there and Louisville a lot. Louisville is nice in the spring and winter, I've also got a buddy who lives just south of the river there and has 4 wheeler trails so we do that every time we go. Generally get to two rivers once or twice a year. But a lot of time we just fill in and go to Pawnee, or Branched Oak. They are close at my little 1/2 ton gets 7 MPG on a down hill pulling that trailer. Once a year we go to lake Milford in Kansas.

The next one will be a 5th wheel toy hauler. Of course a new truck will come first, sooner or later, I'm not looking forward to the trip to Kansas this year I get 4 mpg on some of the hills going there...


The kids love it to much, I pay less then a hotel room for the weekend and include the monthly payment for the camper. We try and go 2 times a month. Heck even including gas it might be cheaper.

Plus at my bar cans of beer are not $5 and Crown on the rocks isn't $8!
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Thats a cool tent. I still have a small one for my river canoing trips. There is not way I'd get the wife in a tent now when we were younger we did but she's been spoiled.

We started out in a 1969 forest river. I had to put a new roof and tires on it. Got what we payed for it and what the tires cost when I sold it. Kids liked camping so we upgraded, then upgraded again. Now were done upgrading until I get my toy hauler. She's got to pick enough!
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Up here we don't even think of going camping tell later on in May, to cold and snow lots of times. Have a nice camper, but not going camping just to sit in the camper all weekend.
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I still enjoy tent camping, and haven't missed a Memorial Day weekend in years. Usually frost at night, then a sweltering 90+ when we get home Monday afternoon and it's time to fire up the AC.

Gotta admit, it's been quite a few years since the last time I camped in the snow. These days, I'd want one of those high-falutin' jobs with a wood stove inside.
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I still enjoy tent camping, and haven't missed a Memorial Day weekend in years. Usually frost at night, then a sweltering 90+ when we get home Monday afternoon and it's time to fire up the AC. Gotta admit, it's been quite a few years since the last time I camped in the snow. These days, I'd want one of those high-falutin' jobs with a wood stove inside.
I keep looking at tent stoves but the idea of cutting a hole in the canvas scares me. Also I don't like that you have to keep the hole in it all year long. The water heater that attached to the flue is sort of nice.
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I keep looking at tent stoves but the idea of cutting a hole in the canvas scares me. Also I don't like that you have to keep the hole in it all year long.
I wouldn't DIY butcher a tent; there are a lot of them pre-made with a hole that can be closed off if you're not using a stove.

Unfortunately, most of my contemporaries have gone to hard shell portable houses, and a stove tent isn't very practical for only one or two people. Looking like that one's not going to get checked off my bucket list.
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I wouldn't DIY butcher a tent; there are a lot of them pre-made with a hole that can be closed off if you're not using a stove. Unfortunately, most of my contemporaries have gone to hard shell portable houses, and a stove tent isn't very practical for only one or two people. Looking like that one's not going to get checked off my bucket list.
My tent is a canvas tent and the company that makes it also sells a stove. From everything I read it should be easy. The problem is I wouldn't need a stove in summer. Till I can buy a summer cabin this is the cheapest way to get away for the weekend.
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I love camping, not so much in tents any more though. My children have grown up and no longer want to camp, my wife is not interested in it so I sold the last camper I had. I've been thinking about getting a slide in truck camper that pops up. I had one for a short time and I liked it. I towed my jeep or side by side and stayed in it.
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I think I would skip the cold beers up there.
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Of course, there's always "Upta Camp". This is our summer camp Central Maine. Nice, quiet lake. Eagles, Loons, Fish...it's nice.

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I go tent camping in northern Maine fairly often. At 59, I make sure camping is not uncomfortable. I use an over sized cot, pad, sleeping bag and pillow. I used to sleep on the ground but getting up in the middle of the night to pee all the beer was getting old. Now it's a matter of sitting on the edge of the cot and going in a hospital urinal.
Maybe too much info there but making life comfortable makes camping more fun.


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