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View Poll Results: How many years have you been camping?
This is my first year Snake 2 1.71%
1-5 years 9 7.69%
6-10 5 4.27%
11-20 9 7.69%
21-30 13 11.11%
31 or more years 79 67.52%
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:44 AM   #11
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Thank you for your service for our Great Country, I've been a camper for 41 years Tent Living off the Grid. Now Rving I love it. I'm looking for campgrounds that allow long stays this way I can visit different States' and take my time looking around.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:09 AM   #12
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44 years, started out in an Apache tent trailer that had all the amenities. "A table and two beds"..
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:15 AM   #13
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This is our second year. Like Rick AE, I don't count the Army or the few times in that back yard when we were kids
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:13 PM   #14
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My dad was born in the north woods of Ontario Canada. His aunt talked his mom into moving to the "promosed land" of NYC outskirts (Yonkers) when he was 10. He lived there till he was 55 and could retire to upstate NY....... So, when I was a boy he had me camping any where it was green as soon as I was weened. Mostly Harriman park and southern Algonquin Park Ontario where my aunt and uncle had a hunt camp. When my dad passed in '07 I couldnt bear to throw away all the old camping gear. Coleman stoves and what not. So I just stowed them away. After just getting my first RV (TT). I'm just fixing it up and "personalizing" it. I ran across a bunch of old topographical maps of the places we used to go camping in Canada and I'm planning on mounting and framing them and using them for wall hangings in the tt. Just goes to show its good to hang on to old things. You never know when they will gain new importance..... BTW, back to the thread, I'm 57. So tent camping as a boy , and first RV now.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:11 PM   #15
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My parents took me camping - we had the old-style canvas tents for a long while, and then a home-made (read 'perfectly dreadful' cab-over box on the back of the pick-up. DH and I started in tents when our son was about 2Ĺ .... So it's been (not counting an interlude of not camping) abut 46 years. Golly!
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:12 PM   #16
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Rick Danger, I love your idea of framing the old topo maps for decoration.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:47 PM   #17
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My parents started out with a 13' Scotty and a 54 Nash Rambler station wagon, and we struck out for Florida in 1962. Pretty cozy accommodations indeed. Camped with them till I did my 4 year all expense paid tour of the world courtesy of Uncle Sam. got married in 71, started back in camping in about 83. Then on and off, mototcycle camping, tent camping, then back to trailers in 2010. Just doing it without the kids now. We found a CG in N.C. that we've been going to regularly since we found it in 62 on the way to Florida.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:53 PM   #18
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I didn't count the fishing trips into Canada when I was kid. If I count those, it's over 31 years. I selected 21-30 because we're at 29 years.
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:02 PM   #19
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I really got serious about camping while bow hunting for elk 20+yrs ago. My love for camping and bowhunting elk has only expanded from there. I typically try for 30-45 nights per year away from the city lights.
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:12 PM   #20
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Counting the very first time my parents camped in an RV in a single axle Shasta in 1958, Cub and Boy Scout campouts from 1959 thru mid 60's, as a Webelo Den Leader for my son in the 90's and tent camping and popup renting in between all that up until 2008 when I bought my first RV, I would say I have camped in one form or another the better part of 50 years. Not every single year but quite a few times in between the first time and today.
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