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Old 09-04-2014, 07:57 AM   #21
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Waiting till the end of this month, when my 16` Scamp is ready. 26 days, who`s counting. Carl
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:50 AM   #22
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Please remember, you can take family along when you camp, you can take time away from work, and camp with less money, but once your health slides (and it will, unexpectedly) your choices diminish.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:11 AM   #23
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Please remember, you can take family along when you camp, you can take time away from work, and camp with less money, but once your health slides (and it will, unexpectedly) your choices diminish.
Would you be my boss, please.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:21 AM   #24
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I find it quite surprising how little money it takes to camp, ( not including initial investment ) I am refering to day to day expenses. We always find that we spend less money than if we were home. The only thing that seems to add up is the cost of gas if we are going a long distance.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:58 AM   #25
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Someone in the family who says "You just went camping last week. Look at the overgrown lawn, look at the dirty bathrooms, look at the peeling paint, etc., etc."

In a word: Guilt

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Old 09-04-2014, 11:06 AM   #26
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Best wishes Tash for a speedy recovery. You'll be back out there soon.

By the way, do you ever go through Rantoul? My Mom runs the Prairie Pines RV Campground there.
I haven't been through that area in a long time, but my sister lives about 45 minutes from there.

And I love hearing some of you talk about retirement--good for you! I have only about 20 years to go!
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:15 PM   #27
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Just got back from nearly a full week of wilderness camping on the Bowron Lakes canoe circuit in BC. Did the 120 km circuit in five days, four of which were in nearly continuous heavy rain. Took an unexpected swim in the one rapid on the circuit on the day with the heaviest rain. Had to dry out a pile of stuff before continuing on. Packed canoes and gear over about 11 km of portages. My home built portage cart broke down several times and tore up the bottom of my canoe. Tore a biceps muscle paddling hard on a windy lake. My buddy over estimated the amount of food we needed and we ended up carrying about 40 lb of extra food weight around the entire circuit. Biggest animal we saw on the circuit was a squirrel but we did see a moose and three black bear on the way out. Met some wonderful people from all around the world. Could not see much of the scenery until the last day because of the rain. Last day was an awesome paddle through glass like water and wonderful scenery. My canoe trailer broke a weld on the 1000 km trip home. Had a great trip. Cannot wait to go camping again.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:03 PM   #29
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Dave - sounds like you also took a knife and a spoon.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:05 PM   #30
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Just got back from nearly a full week of wilderness camping on the Bowron Lakes canoe circuit in BC. Did the 120 km circuit in five days, four of which were in nearly continuous heavy rain. Took an unexpected swim in the one rapid on the circuit on the day with the heaviest rain. Had to dry out a pile of stuff before continuing on. Packed canoes and gear over about 11 km of portages. My home built portage cart broke down several times and tore up the bottom of my canoe. Tore a biceps muscle paddling hard on a windy lake. My buddy over estimated the amount of food we needed and we ended up carrying about 40 lb of extra food weight around the entire circuit. Biggest animal we saw on the circuit was a squirrel but we did see a moose and three black bear on the way out. Met some wonderful people from all around the world. Could not see much of the scenery until the last day because of the rain. Last day was an awesome paddle through glass like water and wonderful scenery. My canoe trailer broke a weld on the 1000 km trip home. Had a great trip. Cannot wait to go camping again.
Sounds like quite an adventure. I must admit that packing the right amount of food is the toughest part for me when backpacking, I always seem to come home with lots of extra and wish I hadn't lugged the extra weight
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