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Old 04-12-2010, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Wandering in the West
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Earthbound - you should check out NH sometime. Lots of great places to camp here. We haven't been to any parks though, we only stay in primitive spots.

This is from Easter weekend ( cell phone pic).
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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I see you have your own Port-A-Pooper, I think that I would have had it a little farther away if that's what it is.
How's the fly fishing up there in your neck of the woods?
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Wandering in the West
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That's the shower. The pooper is back ordered, but I won't keep it that close. Even though it has WAG bags.

I haven't tried fly fishing myself, so can't say for sure. Lots of people come here to fish though. And hunt and hike and leaf peep. NH is an outdoorsman's paradise. Other kinds of people might find it boring.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Earthbound - you should check out NH sometime. Lots of great places to camp here. We haven't been to any parks though, we only stay in primitive spots.

This is from Easter weekend ( cell phone pic).
I just commented about your campsite in the "favorite item" thread, but thought I'd add another comment here. I don't know if you've thought of it, but a piece of indoor/outdoor carpeting makes a great entryway for your tent. (Maybe you already have one on the back side of the tent - I can't tell.) It gives you a place to wipe your shoes or feet, so you don't track dirt inside, and it gives a nice "homey" feel to the campsite, as well. If you have a large enough carpet, you can even place it between your tent and your camp kitchen, so you can move between them without walking in the dirt. This helps to keep the campsite clean, but also adds to the load of what must be carried and setup in camp.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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And the puppy's like the carpet too
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Hey! I got a bit of a dilemma. My hubby is a hard core, out door river man. Him and his friends go kayaking about 3 - 10 times a year, for 3 - 14 days/nights. They pull over on the river on some gravely/rock shelf and catch, clean, and cook their supper. Make their sleeping bunks, some with tents, most with not. Well he really wants to take me on a one or two night-er, but seriously I don't know if I can "hang" or not. I need a comfy cozy bed, and am not sure if I could sleep comfy, cozy under the stars and wilds of the river camp. What would ya'll do if you were me???
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Wandering in the West
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jdavid - the part of the tent you can see in the picture is just the screen house. It has no floor attached. We have a footprint under the tent though and an area rug just inside the door. That's where the dog sleeps, so she can smell or see any critters approaching (that green thing laying beside the tent is Her Highness' bed).

We just take shoes that we can easily slip out of when we step in there and no shoes or dogs are allowed in the area we sleep in. The footprint gets kind of muddy when it rains, but I can just hang it on the clothesline and spray it down. I need some kind of rubber mat for outside of the shower though. It's hard to dry your feet in there when the floor is still wet.

Not sure I'd want a rug outside... the ground around here is mostly sand.


Sweetie Pie - get yourself a sleeping pad or piece of memory foam from Walmart (if you have room) and go along! You won't know if you can stand it until you try.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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(Be Free) is right Sweetie Pie, you don't know unless you try it just once. Besides, you may find that it much more fun and relaxing than you thought. I'm sure they don't expect you to keep up and much as they would of you to just enjoy yourself.

And that's what be out doors is all about, HAVING FUN.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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Sweetie Pie - get yourself a sleeping pad or piece of memory foam from Walmart (if you have room) and go along! You won't know if you can stand it until you try.

Nix on the memory foam......open-cell foam while traveling in a kayak leads to visions of a damp (or worse) mattress.

Get yourself a good quality sleeping pad -- either an inflatable or one made of closed-cell foam that won't absorb water.

All you have to lose, SweetiePie, is maybe a night's sleep, while you may gain a whole new life interest.

It might be a good idea, though, to make your first trip with just your husband so that he isn't trying to "show off" for the guys and you won't be embarrassed when you inevitably aren't perfect right out of the gate.

Have fun.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Thanks for your encouragement BeFree, EarthBound, & Cornerguy!!! Yeah my husband's pretty squared away, when it comes to kayaking/camping on the river. I'm sure I'll do it before too long, will let you know how it was........................unless a mountain lion eats me!!!
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