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Old 06-28-2010, 02:55 PM   #11
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Boss...seems you and I are the minority here!

Did the Alaska loop in a tent once. In March/April. Now that was cold!
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:55 PM   #12
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Hmmm, guess I'm younger and tougher than I thought--or it could be I am just not as smart as the rest of you! Please don't bother to tell me which!!
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:27 PM   #13
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No, Sam, you hit the nail on the head! Our kids are not necessarily 'electronic-free' but it's certainly controlled. Dinnertime is at the table as a family for conversation. TV, if it's turned on, is saved for a couple hours on the weekend and they still need to ask permission to play Wii (not Wee, Wii)!

Your comments hold true - we've seen kids more often then not find themselves 'lost' when the plug is pulled and they need to either entertain themselves or (God Forbid) actually put in a decent day's work.

Although - to be fair ... I'm kinda hooked on my laptop......
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:57 AM   #14
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:44 PM   #15
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Well I just returned home from summer camp with the scouts. I spent a week in a wall tent with a wooden platform and an ancient army cot. I'll be trying out my new Jayco soon.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:47 PM   #16
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Yep, with my boys in the Boy Scouts....
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:16 PM   #17
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Well, since I am now electricity dependent (CPAP) I don't tent camp much anymore. I have been known to drag the Jayco to Boy Scout camp though...
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:25 PM   #18
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Ok, so this has been one of the funnier threads in a while.. Thanks everyone for the giggles reading your posts.

I'd like to think that I pretty much run in the majority here.. Mid 50's, tent camped for years now have an RV.. Been there done that sorta thing...

But I do agree, even though my boys are 17 now they have enjoyed the wonderful experience of setting up the camp and the tent, trying do it all with flashlight and lantern. Freezing our you know what's off on those cold mornings, etc, etc...

But last weekend we went out and it started raining about 2am all the way until around 11am.. We woke up around 10am, got up and popped a K-cup in the Kureig, turned on furnace and hopped back into bed and lounged around until about noon.. Wiped the fog off the inside window and watched the group of soaking wet, cold tent campers stuff their gear into the backs of their cars as fast as possible to get out of there... After a nice hot and hearty cooked breakfast we got up and spent a whopping 1/2 hour unhooking the power, water and sewer connections and hooked up the RV and headed on home..

Tent camping??? NAH... Not anymore......
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Used to hike in and camp, then moved to car camping with a tent. With the new Greyhawk, no more tents for me!
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:28 PM   #20
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The DW and I just made a swing that lasted 3 months thru the west. Started in Texas, Arizona, eastern side of the Sierras, Death Valley, Grand Canyon and spent the last three weeks exploring the big five National parks in Utah.
There is a lot more folks in the western half of the US that tent camp then I would have thought. I don't think it has much to do about wealth. You see many very affluent people that have the latest in hiking clothes or the some really fine bikes that want nothing to do with a generator or a 5th wheel camper. They are not snobs but look at camping entirely different then most of us. I personally prefer dry camping over full hookups. But I want to set in my recliner and lay down in my bed at night. A lot of camping spots in the West particularly National and state parks are not large enough to support 30 something foot campers. To each his own!!!
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