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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 11:57 AM


Since the oppressive and brutal heat has finally gone away, my family is getting ready to start our fall camping weekends!

Nothing beats campin', IMO. Get out and away, turn the cell phone off, look at the stars, sit by the fire, ohhhh, YEAH!

Not to mention cooking. Mmmmmm. I must say I've gotten pretty good with the hobo pie irons, if it can fit between two pieces of bread I'll bet I've tried to cook it!

The affordability after you have your equipment built up is unbeatable. A campsite for $8 a night? Yes, please!

My daughter just loves camping, hoping the we are creating some great memories for her.

Any other campers here? Where do ya camp? Do you take your family? What do ya eat?

One of my favorite and simple meals is Dutch Oven Chili. So easy and so good!

 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 12:02 PM
camping on the weekends in the fall.

must be a Chiefs fan...

 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 12:12 PM
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camping on the weekends in the fall.

must be a Chiefs fan...


Leave work early on Friday, home Sunday morning well before kickoff.

 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 12:22 PM
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camping on the weekends in the fall.

must be a Chiefs fan...


Leave work early on Friday, home Sunday morning well before kickoff.


sounds pretty cool. My grandkids are still kinda young for that.

and grandpa is kinda old

maybe if I could bring my bed...

 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 12:31 PM
We love to camp! It's been too hot this summer to have any fun. Hoepfully we'll get some rain in the next few weeks and they will lift the burn bans. Camping sisn't the same without campfires.

 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 12:39 PM
love me some camping, esp backpacking on Cumberland Island & in the Cohutta Wilderness.

i think my 5yo daughter is ready for some car camping this fall, can't wait!










Wanna go camping?!?!


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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 12:56 PM
Autumn is BY FAR my favorite time to be outdoors. I do a lot of hiking and
camping during this period of the year, whether it's NH's White Mountain
National Forest, New York's Adirondack & Catskill Mountains, or even the simple
charming woodlands here in Massachusetts.

For camping, sometimes I stay in a lean-to along the Appalachian Trail......
(This is Glen Brook Shelter in southwestern Massachusetts)


....and sometimes I use my tent, either at an established site with
tent platforms, or, if I'm on a remote trail somewhere, I go
off-trail (about 200 feet) and find a nice level spot and stay
there for the night.

A picture of my tent..(taken at Speck Pond in western Maine)


[Edited on 9/8/2011 by woodsdweller]

 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 01:12 PM
Love camping it was the reason I stayed in boy scouts through high school was going camping no matter the weather. Favorite meal by far has to be well it doesnt matter as u can cook anything in a dutch oven. Fall is a good season to go camping but around here u have to make sure u dont wander into any hunting areas. Havent gone camping in a while but will do it more often once Im done with school.

 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 01:32 PM
I have not camped since moving to Grizzly country years ago. Two people being eaten in last year has backed my logic, in addition to other non fatal attacks. I long for the days of living in black bear country, where I would camp. Homey no like Griz. 700 pounds of pissed.

 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 02:10 PM
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My camping usually involves backpacking, which I have been doing w/ a group of friends from high school, since during high school and about ever since. Also do some car camping when I go whitewater paddling in N GA and NC. We have also done some weeklong hikes to Yosemite (2x), Yellowstone, Glacier, and Olympic NPs, and canoed and camped in Okefenokee Swamp (3x).

Here is a group shot from the conclusion of our 3-day Appalachian Trail adventure in April (guess which one is me!). Somebody found the old license plate from HS, and it is oddly appropriate that it is upside down here.



I am famous for chicken-bean burritos (w/ tomatoe, onion and guacamole) I make beforehand, wrap in foil, freeze and then toss in the fire. Easy prep and cleanup on the trail. Make sure the tortilla is oiled so it does not stick to the foil. Yum.

IP, I was a scout too for a long while, so camping/hiking has been almost a lifelong hobby.


Nice idea for backpacking food, would like to start doing weekend backpacking trips starting this spring and over the course of a few years build up to a weeklong trip, also would like to do a weekend snowshoeing trip. Hard part is finding a group of people to do it with as most people I hang out with now r not the outdoors types

 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 02:10 PM
Chicken and bean burritos? I'm imagining all the guys in that picture in the scene from "Blazing Saddles"!

Charlie - hang on to that single thread of sanity! Maybe one day you'll have enough to make your own straight jacket! Seriously - good luck to you! I hope the search ends soon!

 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 02:59 PM
I bought a pop up trailer a couple of years back my kids, wife and I love going out for weekends, weeks, etc.

We generally stay at provincial parks here on Van Isle (very expensive to take ferry with trailer from Van isle to mainland). We have several parks north of Victoria a stones throw from the ocean which are great for the kids, dog and mom and dad.

Tonnes of great camping spots throughout BC.

Hoping we get out in late September/October for some oceanside camping before the rain hits.

I would say our favourite meal is breakfast, eggs, bacon, pancakes, beans, all good!!!



 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 03:54 PM
personally,I hate camping,LOL.Oh well,we can't all like everything.My ideal of camping is going to a lake or State Park w/a Motel/Hotel near by & staying there....& going to the lake or Park occasionally.I fig. if God wanted me to be "Out doors",He'd of made me a bear or somethin'...

 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 04:00 PM
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Nothing beats campin', IMO.


Good thread Jerry!!

I love camping too, but I suck at it....well, i don't try very hard at it would be more accurate. We used to go every year to WheelieFest out in PA. There was a fan who loved the Screamin Cheetah Wheelies out there and he used to host it on his property. We would go and camp and listen to the bands and go crazy for the weekend. My buddy used to set everything up, as he was really the camper among us. We would watch and drink and behave horribly while he set up camp. He had one rule for us: "When you come back all fck'ed up and get into the tent, don't be a moron and touch the sides of the tent walls. Just get into your sleeping bag and try to stay toward the middle of the tent. I don't want any moisture in here." Apparently, leaning on the inside of the tent causes moisture to get into the tent. Inevitably, I would wake up completely lodged into the side of the tent...with some nice dew dripping on me.

 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 04:07 PM
Friends and I camp as part of the Jeep trips we go on. Historically it has been mostly a guy thing, but occasionally there are wives and girlfriends along, but that is discouraged. We like to beer it up pretty good, play loud music and stay up real late. Finding a place where we can park all of our jeep haulers and camp along with a lax quiet time can be a challenge. We've had some issues over the years on the quiet time thing, but makes for good stories.

We like to do small cut up thick pieces of slab bacon cooked on a grate over the fire. Good stuff. If you have a grate like that and a sucker who volunteers to do it, JiffyPop is nice too.


 

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 06:00 PM
A record low as far as a high temp for the day here at 61 degrees. As for camping, the mountains of West Virginia, the wonderful Upper Peninsula of Michigan and soon a canoe camping trip on the Whitewater River in southern Indiana. You can eat as good or even better than home while camping if you plan it right. If you have an Amish store nearby, they usually have good smoked meats that do not need refridgeration, from bacon to ham steaks. I was lucky enough to camp with some wild mushroom hunters who harvested much good stuff, eastern Cauliflower mushrooms, etc, but be sure you have a book. And, of course, fresh caught fish. I prefer national parks over state parks as the latter tend to have many more restrictions. And, camping at a music festival is always fun as well if it is the right ones, which can spark a kid for life as far as wanting to make music his or herself.

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 10:03 PM
Confirmed camper here It is the vacation of choice for my wife and I, and we try to go as often as we can, usually with our good friends Chuck and Denise.

Living on the North side of Atlanta, there are plenty of convenient camping spots that are close enough to head up Friday night after work if we get the itch. Lake Winfield Scott is a real gem of a campground about 90 minutes from my front door with great trail access to the Appalachian Trail via Jarrard's Gap Trail and/or Slaughter Gap Trail. Chuck and I have covered most of the AT in Georgia by now on different trips.

Cherry Hill Campground is an overlooked resource in the NW corner of South Carolina, with easy trail access to the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. Another quick trip, no more than two hours from our house, and it's never crowded, not even on holiday weekends.

My all-time favorite has to be Horse Cove Campground, near the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in North Carolina. Joyce Kilmer is the most untouched old-growth forest East of the Mississippi and has redwood-sized oak and poplar trees that are guaranteed to amaze.

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  posted on 9/8/2011 at 10:14 PM
Grew up in the UP, no electricity, indoor plumbing or running water... Have had enough of roughing it!

My current shack is a half step up from an Appalachian Trail shelter, no need to go to the woods to "camp"!!

As long as I have power, water and I don't have to go outside to sh!t, I'm a happy man!









 

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  posted on 9/9/2011 at 07:26 AM
Boy howdy I love camping. I could tell a lot of stories from going camping, from when I was a little boy and my grandparents had one of those pop up trailers to some more adult campfires when I got older.

 

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  posted on 9/9/2011 at 07:31 AM
Oh and one time, my ex and I were driving back to our campsite. A HUGE bear ran in front of the car. I was driving. I stopped the car, grabbed our camera and told the lass to get out and take a picture since I was driving.

Let us just say she was none too happy. I told her he more afraid of her than she was of him.

 

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  posted on 9/9/2011 at 07:53 AM
The next day I was bored, went to the store and saw a sign to rent a pontoon boat. So I did. The ex was tired as usual so I rented the boat and got a cooler full of beer.

Took it out into Lake Superior. This is where the Edmund Fitzgerald went down (God bless their souls).

I asked the guy if he was sure it was safe. He said yes so I agreed. Drove the thing around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore all afternoon. Twas awesome.






 

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  posted on 9/9/2011 at 08:25 AM
Great pics, great thread. I've always loved to camp out, and it was soemthing my wife never thought she'd like to do. Turns out she loved it, and we went all the time before we had kids. Took my daughter for the first time when she was 10 months old, have gone alot with both kids since then. Started with just a small tent, eventually graduated to a pop up. We use it mostly for the AC at night (it's hot here in Texas!). Every spring break the kids and I go for a week and let the wife have the house to herself. Probably the reason we've stayed married for twenty years. Great quality time for me and the kids. Kids learn so much by camping, hiking, fishing, just doing things out in nature and gaining confidence. Nothing like it.

 

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Boy howdy I love camping. I could tell a lot of stories from going camping, from when I was a little boy and my grandparents had one of those pop up trailers to some more adult campfires when I got older.


On my first camping trip (6 years old) I peed on a yellowjackets nest. Let's just say they didn't appreciate it.

 

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  posted on 9/9/2011 at 09:19 AM
Love camping especially in a lake. Me and my buddies used to go every year to Lake George and rent one of the islands they have in the middle of the lake for camping. Priceless. cant wait to bring my kids when they get old enough.
 

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  posted on 9/9/2011 at 05:27 PM
One of the coolest camping/music events in all of Kansas begins next week;

Winfield Walnut Valley Music Festival Featuring The National Guitar Flatpicking Championships, other insttrument competitions and four stages of live music, and a campground full of some of the best players in the world.



Boom! There it is!

 

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