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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 04-11-2015, 09:04 PM   #1
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How long have you been camping?

I used to camp with my family as a kid growing up. We started in a tent when I was very young and then moved to a camper. We ended with a 28' bunkhouse.

I went into the Army after college and when I got out I bought a tent. My wife didn't like camping much so we rented a pop-up. That made her like camping much more. When we started looking for a camper to buy we ended up with a hybrid.

I went to pick my camper up this morning from storage and backed in and hooked up by myself. The couple beside me were amazed that I could do all of that by myself. It takes me 5 extra minutes but it's really not that difficult when you've been doing this for over 40 years.
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:17 PM   #2
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Well over 31 years I`m afraid.
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:25 PM   #3
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Well over 31 years I`m afraid.
That just makes us experts
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:53 PM   #4
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Coleman tent, bunk bed cots,Coleman white gas lantern with the signature "hiss", Coleman stove....all made in the USA circa 1965, Washington coast clam digging. First camping memory.
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:13 PM   #5
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Started when I was 14 years old, I'll soon be 56. Man, where has all the time went.
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Does "camping" in the Army count?
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Does "camping" in the Army count?
Those green tents never cooled down at night and around 50 years later my Hybrid feels just like home.
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Been camping since I was 7-8 years old. Hard to believe it's been that long... 55 years. Most of that was done in tents until about 4 years ago when we decided AC was a good thing to have while camping in Texas.
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Does "camping" in the Army count?
I didn't count my time. It wasn't recreational
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:16 AM   #10
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Never camped when I was a kid. Unless you count sleeping out in the back yard! After Peggy and i got married and the boys were young we tent camped. When the boys grew up and left Peggy and I started camping with a trailer. And just fo the record--" No I never considered to be "camping" when I was in the Army"!!
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