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Old 11-29-2011, 11:44 PM   #11
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Campin' ain't campin' if you can't smell the rain and listen to the bugs.
I did my camping professionally. I've been chewed on by bugs and soaked with rain on 4 continents, 2 deserts and 6 islands with my only shelter a poncho and occasionally a canvas sleeping bag if there was going to be snow. I've never used a tent before, but that sounds bad too. There's bears and shit walking around trying to eat you and you can't see which way they are coming from. I'm protected by 2 layers of heavy steel, rubber gaskets at the doors and a huge air conditioner. All the bugs put on their parkas and haul ass when the big Carrier cycles into action. You can keep the bugs and patter of rain.

The funny thing about camping--when we go to campgrounds, it's crowded. We're used to 15 acres of isolation and campfires all the time. I'm not sure why my wife drags me out. To look at people I guess.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:24 AM   #12
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This is my trailer, been working on restoring it. Has a fresh coat of white paint on it now. This is before the ranger was lifted.

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Old 11-30-2011, 10:34 AM   #13
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I did my camping professionally. I've been chewed on by bugs and soaked with rain on 4 continents, 2 deserts and 6 islands with my only shelter a poncho and occasionally a canvas sleeping bag if there was going to be snow. I've never used a tent before, but that sounds bad too. There's bears and shit walking around trying to eat you and you can't see which way they are coming from. I'm protected by 2 layers of heavy steel, rubber gaskets at the doors and a huge air conditioner. All the bugs put on their parkas and haul ass when the big Carrier cycles into action. You can keep the bugs and patter of rain.

The funny thing about camping--when we go to campgrounds, it's crowded. We're used to 15 acres of isolation and campfires all the time. I'm not sure why my wife drags me out. To look at people I guess.
To me, the whole point of camping is being in the outdoors.

I have tent camped in just about all the climates in North America, 100+ hidious humidity, 0 and below with snow, Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas and at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia.

IMO, if I am going to sit and watch tv in front of the A/C I could save a ton of money and do it at home in my lazy boy. I am out there do something outdoors anyway (usually fish anymore) And if I want somewhere secure to stay, instead of dragging my hotel room around with me it is a lot cheaper to just get a hotel room and not have to do deal with setting everything up, and loading it back up or hammering down the fuel dragging a small house to get wherever it is I am going.

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heres mine, im really comfortable just sleeping in the back. love my shell.


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Got the B2 and the trailer if its a camping and wheeling trip, but I usually don't need the trailer.


This is the new tent for when we take the dogs. We can fit both kennels in there.
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Says you .........The ground is to cold to sleep on. I will camp with my plush mattress and heat. Plus I like to cook my food on the grill and I like to have refrigeration. RV camping is the way to go. the Motorhome we had (refered to as Satan's Motorhome) got 13 mpg and cost less to drive it cross country than it did to drive the expedition (17 mpg) and stay in Motels.
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Ouch! Not much clearance there. Watch out for them holes.
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