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Old 05-21-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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Diary of a camper

Day one - Arrived at camping destination -one hour or so
Set up went well, everything working fine - had pre homemade chilli and cheese biscuits reheated in mic for supper. Watched movie on tv. Had hot shower in Tt and a good sleep

Day two - rainy all day, but stayed dry and toasty warm in camper. For lunch had precooked chicken made into chicken salad sandwich with cranberries mixed in on fresh crossants for supper we had homemade pepperoni pizza ( dough had been premade and frozen at home) nice campfire, another hot shower and another movie and a toasty bed due to heated mattress p.s set off the fire alarm from small amount to smoke from oven a couple of times, guess I have to figure that out yet!

Daythree- thought we were low on propane, drove to nearby town but tank was still pretty full, the gauge we bought must be faulty. Made scrambled eggs with left over pepperoni fried into the eggs on stove top. For supper we had leftover chicken made into Caesar salad for supper

Day four - rain stopped. Winers and beans for lunch. A great hike out to a small lake, saw a brown bear on the way back. Drove out to another nearby small lake for a canoe ride. Home to trailer to make steaks on the portable grill with microwaved baked potato and corn another great campfire before exhaustion and bed!

Day five - time to pack up and head home. All went well. Decided to go to the weigh scale when we got home to check trailer weight. We were under the max towing by about 700 lbs but over our tongue weight by about 60 lbs. guess we will have to try to move some weight more to the back (we do have a weight distribution hitch with anti sway bars). We only have one 30lb propane tank which we used to cook and to warm up the trailer - (5-6) hours per day

All in all our first trip was a great success! Thanks for all the help and encouragement to everyone on this forum
All in all a great success
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Sounds like a nice time.. And you have another bear story for your collection
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I'm glad to hear you had a great time, Phar0e.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:44 AM   #4
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Sounds like a nice time.. And you have another bear story for your collection
Only story here is that DH said it was the biggest brown bear he had seen and yet when we got home and I checked for the picture I asked him to take....well let's just say there was everything but the bear in the picture Come to think of it he took it pretty quick and then the pace of our hike suddenly picked up lol
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... you mean a brown colored, black bear ;-)

... we were up at Clear Lake the weekend before but werent lucky enough to see any bears. what trail were you on?

spent the long weekend up at Childs Lake and really enjoyed it... first time camping there and will definately be going back again! the campsites are really private and a short hike to the lake. There are really nice hiking/biking/ATV trails all around there as well.

glad to hear you're enjoying the new trailer!

you ever camp at Bird's Hill? that's our next destination.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:01 AM   #6
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If it was really a "brown" bear it might have been a Grizzly bear and you should tell the Game and Fish folks around those parts since Grizzlies are somewhat scarce and protected.
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It was definitely a brown bear but we do not have grizzly's in Manitoba. Canuck, it was on the Brule trail out to Kinosao lake. Child's lake s great too, just a little far for our first outing! Never been to birds hill, have to think about that one, I need to have a lake, is there a lake there?
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... you mean a brown colored, black bear ;-)

you ever camp at Bird's Hill? that's our next destination.
Birds Hill camp ground is just down the road from my house.. it is a beautiful park with lots to do.. if you can bring bikes, the bike trails are fabulous.. and for hiking there us a trail called cedar bog thats really pretty.
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