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Old 03-26-2013, 01:55 PM  
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Is that the deal where you go out in the woods
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Rent a big camper and set it up where everyone else tents it and pretend you are the rich guy in the nieghbourhood.


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Rent a big camper and set it up where everyone else tents it and pretend you are the rich guy in the nieghbourhood.
We had one of those in our group. The had a large motor home. The only convenience they didn't have was their Swimming Pool.
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As I get older, the sleeping on the ground thing has less appeal. However, if it gets me closer to the fishing or the hunting then it is all good.

The smell of a good hardwood fire first thing in the morning with a hot cup of coffee is something I always enjoy. Add in the smell of bacon frying and I am in heaven.

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We had one of those in our group. The had a large motor home. The only convenience they didn't have was their Swimming Pool.
I had a relative that did the same thing. We were younger so we were sleeping in cars and tents or wherever we passed out, but they had everything. They would be watching TV instead of fireflies. It was sad.
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I would have traded with some relatives one time. They had air conditioning and I was sleeping in a tent with a fan. I don't think it ever got less than 85 at night and 100 during the day. One of those prescheduled trips where the weather was murder even on the water.
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That's all the summer trips down here! If you're not sweating while you sleep in a tent it's peculiar.
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And I hate to sweat when I try to sleep.

I am not good at hot weather.
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Here is my vehicle of choice for camping. It’s not quite fully loaded in this photo the sleeping gear goes on the front rack that was a DIY project. The back basket holds food supplies. The rear panniers hold some clothes and supplies the tent and sleeping pad go on top of them. In the front panniers not shown but smaller goes the kitchen. The handle bar bag holds all the navigation aids and electronics and the iPhone that turns into a 100 other gadgets with apps.
The gearing I custom designed to have a super low range to move my old body, bike and gear up the rolling hills of Pa.

I have visions of doing some extended long camping tours but for now most of my camping is 50 miles or less from home. It’s a great way to see the sites if you are in no hurry.


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Camping? Hilton Hotel for the weekend. Refuse room service and require a B&W TV. If I want fish, I order salmon in the restaurant at night. Whine? Not allowed unless you spell it "w-i-n-e."

Honestly, if you have been in the Army, camping loses all its rustic appeal.


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