Do you like camping, and what style? These days I’m pretty content to go car-camping in a state park if it’s not too crowded; pitch a tent and cook on a propane stove. My favorite non-park trips have included sailing a small boat to one of the many undeveloped barrier islands a mile or two off the coast of Florida.
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Went to camp every summer till I got kicked out at 15 for behaving like a teenager.LOL. We were called "trippers" the head honchos at a YMCA camp on Cape Cod. Used to go white water canoeing and mountain climbing. Continued as an adult to camp-on the Saco River-pitching a tent on the side of the river after a 14 mile canoe trip. Last time I went it was raining, my canoe partner was fighting with me and we forgot to pack the tent and my sleeping bag. The last time I went camping was in a friend's trailer in a private park at Plymouth, MA.
You just spoke my language. I love to camp, just got an old vintage 77 camper I am redoing and turning it into a gypsy wagon of sorts. I also have a tent that I use too. Getting out by the water, in the woods, away from it all.. is the only way to go. Primitive camping is great too... have done that a few times but it's always nice to have someone to enjoy it with you.
Camping is near the very top of my favorite pastimes! I prefer driving in and pitching a tent to backpacking or RV, though would not turn any of those down. We started off in State Parks, but prefer Army Corps grounds, in Georgia anyway.
I spent a ton of time on barrier isles of FL, esp west coast and panhandle, via sailboat, as well. Mostly slept on board though (to avoid mosquitos, the FL state bird). What were your favorite stops?
I would love to go camping! Haven't been since my 20's. None of my partners were interested and in between partners, I was busy keeping food on the table. I've dreamed of getting rid of everything and living out of my car but that might be a little extreme. Lol Besides it would be so much more fun with a partner in crime.
I love getting away from it all, and being out in nature, but the older I've gotten, the more creature comforts I want when camping. I can imagine how breathtaking it is to go to those undeveloped barrier islands in FL. We have barrier islands here on the MS Gulf Coast, but no camping is allowed. Have you ever been caught in a lightning storm while on one of those barrier islands?
We only camp when it's cool weather. I've had my share of warm weather camping. Dry camping is awesome. Finding the right place is rough around here in louisiana. Hiking around here can be rough. I carry and my wife does too. Wild hogs and wild dogs can be trouble. I can go on and on...lol.
Nope. My idea of "roughing it" is no room service (credit to Joan Rivers). Seriously, I've never enjoyed camping. The closest I've come to thinking it wasn't absolutely horrible were the few times there were campers with indoor bathrooms involved. Don't like the smell of campfires lingering in my clothes or hair. Can't get home fast enough to wash it all off. Besides, I pay good money to keep a roof over my head so I DON'T have to sleep outside. Thanks, but no thanks.
Lived in the deep woods of Oregon so long we’d literally ‘camp up behind the house.’ Over East now, I’m so tick paranoid I’m reluctant to leave the pavement! Been doing alot of day hikes, on the Blue Ridge. ...I tell ya though.. someone posted a photo of the Oregon woods on fb ..and I wanted to spend the night in there with nothing but the ferns and moss ~
I have been camping and have been doing it since before my first birthday and hope to be able to continue doing it until I die. The best sleeps and the best sex I have ever had were in a tent, something about the fresh air I think. I have camped, on mountain tops wilderness lake, in deserts, on beaches, isolated islands, on boats, on ice fields and love it all.
As I get older I have found I do like a little more luxury but, I am still not ready for an RV even though I can afford one, i am satisfied with a good foam mattress.
Hit the mountains in Colorado last summer. Left the camper at Jackson Lake State Park, ne of Denver. In the mountains my cousin and I just slept in the truck. Got up and hit the road again everyday.....what an adventure.
Now I noticed that my old pop up has been invaded and chewed by mice. IDK about next year....still have my tents. Took my boys only one time last year, to Missouri.
I don't think my domesticated camping is really camping. Tent camping can be fun. So can rv camping. Until everybody wants to use your rv toilet. I've had to double up on toilet paper. Rv toilet paper is expensive. If it starts raining, well that is fun too. Everybody shows up at your rv. If it's a cold rain, they show up saying everything is wet...lol. they are your family and friends... you just get over it..lol.