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    Cyburbian jmello's avatar
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    We went camping next to the beach in SC this past weekend. This trip consisted of breakfast and coffee, laying on the beach, reading, drinking and swimming, touring a Moorish-style mansion, more eating and drinking, fending off raccoons, looking at aligators, huddling under the trees for two hours during rain showers and telling stories.

    I planned to fish, but left my pole leaning against the house. It was on The List, but I still missed it. We also brought cards and dominos, but never got around to playing. All in all, it was a great trip. Though, a few items have been added to the list: tarp, large plastic storage containers and a wagon (we had to park 100+ feet from the rustic tent site).
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    Taking Junior out for his first real camping experience this weekend. The weather may be slightly chilly - highs around 60, lows in mid-40's - but that's just part of the Great Outdoors Experience.

    I need to think of activities to keep Junior engaged (turns five in about 6 weeks) during the day (and not wandering aimlessly into poison ivy patches). Any suggestions?

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    lots of hiking and biking - we just keep our kids moving when they are/were that age when we camped - any programs they have for kids in the park are good too

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    One of the things I love about camping with the kids is that the forest is their playground. I never hear that they are bored or don't know what to do. A whole world full of streams, sticks and dirt seems to be a child's dreamland.

    Still, we bring cards, we like to cook, building the fire is always a fun activity (tell a kid to go collect sticks and they'll be busy for hours), we read, nap, hike and explore. Stuff like that. Marshmallows are always a hit, but the funny thing is my kids don't really like to eat them that much - they just like the roasting. Oh, and staring at the fire is also a good nighttime thing to do. I can do that for hours.

    Did I mention drinking? Beer and camping go together like beans and cornbread.

    What I DON'T like when camping are: TVs, stereos/radios, electric lights, RVs, and most of all ATVs!!!! They have allowed them in some national forest service areas here and they have caused so much environmental damage (not to mention noise pollution) that I don't even go to those areas anymore. They are supposed to stay on the forest roads, and many do, but plenty also just charge off into the woods and cause erosion problems. Regardless, its the sound of them that drives me nuts. I can see they would be useful on your ranch as a utility vehicle, but ruining everyone else's good times with that obnoxious sound is not cool with me. Horses, mountain bikes, etc. are all good to me, but please keep the ATVs out of the forested areas! I go to the woods for relative peace and quiet, not gunning engines.

    Rant over.
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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post
    What I DON'T like when camping are: TVs, stereos/radios, electric lights, RVs, and most of all ATVs!!!! They have allowed them in some national forest service areas here and they have caused so much environmental damage (not to mention noise pollution) that I don't even go to those areas anymore. They are supposed to stay on the forest roads, and many do, but plenty also just charge off into the woods and cause erosion problems. Regardless, its the sound of them that drives me nuts. I can see they would be useful on your ranch as a utility vehicle, but ruining everyone else's good times with that obnoxious sound is not cool with me. Horses, mountain bikes, etc. are all good to me, but please keep the ATVs out of the forested areas! I go to the woods for relative peace and quiet, not gunning engines.

    Rant over.
    ATVs are the devil of the forest. My father calls em 'land rapists'. Even when they stay on roads many will rip the roads all to hell. There was a route I would take to town from my cabin in N Michigan that would go through a sandy national forset used as a preseve for the Kirtland Warbler. The sides of the roads are lined with various managed coniferous trees in an attempt to save this endangered species. My last trip on the road, I was several miles into the woods and dammed near got stuck at an intersections that the ATV'ers decided that it would be fun to rip the normally compacted sand into quicksand! No cell phone towers for miles and I was nearly stuck alone in the woods.

    Another Rant over.
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    Ok, if you HAD to take your in-laws with you on a camping trip and to do so HAD to take a.....a.....I almost can't say it.....an RV and could NOT include hiking or walking any distance in your list of things to do, what activites/entertainment would you choose for the week?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Ok, if you HAD to take your in-laws with you on a camping trip and to do so HAD to take a.....a.....I almost can't say it.....an RV and could NOT include hiking or walking any distance in your list of things to do, what activites/entertainment would you choose for the week?
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Ok, if you HAD to take your in-laws with you on a camping trip and to do so HAD to take a.....a.....I almost can't say it.....an RV and could NOT include hiking or walking any distance in your list of things to do, what activites/entertainment would you choose for the week?
    Really? I suggest you drink heavily.
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    Really? I suggest you drink heavily.
    I support this motion.
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal View post
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit
    Really? I suggest you drink heavily.
    Quote Originally posted by btrage
    I support this motion
    Thanks guys, I just knew I could count on you to help come up with a viable solution.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    This might be a new one for this thread. Went backpacking into Lake Superior Provincial Park last month, took my spotting scope and did some birding. Saw some snow geese and loons, heard plenty of warblers.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Thanks guys, I just knew I could count on you to help come up with a viable solution.
    And now when your wife questions you when you come home from work with mass quantities of alcohol, you can tell her it was the fault of those douchebags on Cyburbia.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Ok, if you HAD to take your in-laws with you on a camping trip and to do so HAD to take a.....a.....I almost can't say it.....an RV and could NOT include hiking or walking any distance in your list of things to do, what activites/entertainment would you choose for the week?
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal View post
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    You forgot to mention muzzles!

    May the force be with you!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Ok, if you HAD to take your in-laws with you on a camping trip and to do so HAD to take a.....a.....I almost can't say it.....an RV and could NOT include hiking or walking any distance in your list of things to do, what activites/entertainment would you choose for the week?
    Why on earth would you do such a thing?

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    Maister, you also might want to consider a diet heavy in beans, broccoli, eggs, and sauerkraut washed down with copious amounts of beer. That should inspire everyone else to take up outdoor activities and guarantee that you'll never be invited for RV camping again.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Ok, if you HAD to take your in-laws with you on a camping trip and to do so HAD to take a.....a.....I almost can't say it.....an RV and could NOT include hiking or walking any distance in your list of things to do, what activites/entertainment would you choose for the week?
    I support the quiet game. It works on my kids....
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