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Gander Mountain's 4th of July camping sale includes a Camp Chef 120" Outdoor Movie Screen.  

Don't forget the screen cleaner to wipe off all the bugs that will fly into it head first.
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BYOD.  I think everyone should just bring their own personal tablet.  Nobody watches from the same screen anymore... not even in an airplane!   :p

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How about one made of tyvek?



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How about one made of tyvek?


Illustrates some of the reasons why I dislike big group hikes!  :;):


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How about one made of tyvek?


Illustrates some of the reasons why I dislike big group hikes!  :;):

This was Kick Off. You've been there!

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How about 3/4 of the stuff for sale in the store with the oxymoronic name: Camping World.
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How about one made of tyvek?


Illustrates some of the reasons why I dislike big group hikes!  :;):

This was Kick Off. You've been there!

Yah, once was enough.   :p


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How about one made of tyvek?


Illustrates some of the reasons why I dislike big group hikes!  :;):

This was Kick Off. You've been there!

Yah, once was enough.   :p

But you got a hug from me and everything! :blush:

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How about one made of tyvek?


Illustrates some of the reasons why I dislike big group hikes!  :;):

This was Kick Off. You've been there!

Yah, once was enough.   :p

But you got a hug from me and everything! :blush:

Yeah, that was the good part.   It was indeed a pleasure meeting you, Dicentra.  :D


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Well there is another use we can get out of our Tyvek ground clothes.
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You have tyvek clothes? Fancy!  :laugh:

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Campground...The one place I can rarely get any sleep. The last time was my new all-time favorite where some drunk guy was trying to have a conversation with my son in his tent, thinking that he was his "buddy" at 1:30 a.m. After politely correcting the guy and letting him know his buddy wasn't at our campsite, he proceeded to try and communicate with my son at which point I told him to get lost...so he moved on to the next tent, which was my sister-in-law's with their kids. Needless to say, it almost ended with me requesting my friend in the next trailer who is head of SWAT training to "take care of it". There are plenty of morons at a Campground who have no respect for "camping". Oops....not exactly camping equipment, is it.

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That fork think that makes nine s'mores at once! Totally defeats the purpose!

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I'm with you on campgrounds, Tigger.  Usually too noisy and too smokey.  

I will say that we just spend two nights at the Mill Creek CG in Del Norte State Park up the coast, and it was shocking.  Quiet, isolated sites, and hardly any fires.  Of course, it was mid-week.  But seriously--you could scarcely see one site from the next.  Reminds me of how it used to be at Mt. Rainier when I was a kid.  I'm pretty sure they've remodeled and put a lot more sites in those places since the 70s.


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How about the Peak 1 'Featherlite' backpacking stove. Even tho' I have one, and actually really like it, there's nothing 'feather light' about it.
Also, I agree with Tigger and RebeccaD on campgrounds. We have about 3 places to backpack in my state, which is ranked 49th for outdoor resources. I pity the poor state that is 50th. The closest backpacking to me would be about a 4 hr drive, and even then, it's prolly not worth the drive.
I've gotten so I hate camping near drunks so much, I rarely go from Memorial Day to Labor Day anymore. Just too many noisy, rude, drunken campers.
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I've gotten so I hate camping near drunks so much, I rarely go from Memorial Day to Labor Day anymore. Just too many noisy, rude, drunken campers.

Rather than not camping I decided to join them and get louder, ruder and drunker that all the others.   Hence Pickle Gulch and HOTB.

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Large RVs come to mind, as well as those huge milti-room tents.

Then there are gadgets designed to imitate camping

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How old fashioned can you get??

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I'd say the Whisperlight stove manages a double-oxymoron, since it is both fairly heavy (by modern standards, I will note--when I bought mine in the 80s it was a darned good option!) and more than a little loud.

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LOL  After using an alcohol stove for 4 years, everything else sounds like a jet engine.  Had a Whisperlight, and a Pocket Rocket, and gave both of them away for the cost of shipping.  I will stick with the White Box or cold meals if fire bans prevent my cooking.  

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Large RVs come to mind, as well as those huge milti-room tents.

I love me some big RV 'campers'. Several years ago, in a non-electric campground. Some guy in a wheeled mansion fiddled for two hours getting his tv satellite to get reception. Generator blaring the whole time. Finally got the TV up, pulls the TV onto the picnic table. Pulls out the George Foreman grill. Then begins a constant stream of complaints about the 'bugs' - no idea what they were as we had nothing buzzing around us.

Ends up moving all operations inside and never left the comfort of his air conditioned confines.

Just don't understand why you'd spend 100s of 1000s of dollars to do the same thing that would be done easier at home?
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I have a Whisperlite that's anything but a whisper.
Tallgrass, where I live, the state DNR has gradually replaced most of the tent sites with asphalt or gravel RV sites. There are fewer and fewer tent sites with each passing year, and the ones that are left are usually on hillsides without a flat spot to pitch a tent. So even if you are lucky enough to find a site away from the noise of generators and air conditioners, you won't sleep for rolling down the hill. And backpacking in my state is relatively non-existant.
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