Camping

@avidwhit (1492)
Mexico
January 9, 2009 10:03pm CST
Any one like camping? I like camping of all types but really enjoy backpacking to remote areas. What is the longest you have camped? What are some of the items you take?
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@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
10 Jan 09
OMG i love camping!!!! the longest ive gone is like two weeks, with my old cheerleading team lol...that was fun! lol but yeah we had fun. we were by a lake so we all took like floaties and volleyballs and just had a great time!
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@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
10 Jan 09
i live in colorado by the way...so we are like 5 min away from the mountains.
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@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
10 Jan 09
i live in colorado by the way so were like 5 min away from the mountains, and thats what we do for fun.
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
11 Jan 09
Wow 2 weeks! That tops my 12 days. I am also from that part of the country a bit to the north MT. I am framiliar with colorado I really like the big mountains the area to the south of telurite rico etc. Your state is exceptional for the out doors! Camp on and thanks for the post! Welcome to the Lot by the way and thanks for the friendship...let me know if I can help in anyway!
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Oh!! camping is my favorite activity. The longest I attend camping is one week. Of course we have to take our food, sleeping bags,flash lights, shirts and jeans, shoes for hiking, mosquito repellent, medicines, rope is very important specially when you hike. Camping is very interesting. I love it.
@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
14 Jan 09
Why its nice to see another who feels the same way. Maybe more need to get intouch with basic indigenious part of our roots maybe the world might be a healthier place? Mosquito repellent can be a needed luxury in someplaces. One week is about enough time unless your planning on digging in for the homestead stay. Who do you camp with, and do you back pack? Thanks for the replay!
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I always go camping with our youth in church and also the kids in school when i was yet teaching. We have a Pathfinder group.. who always go out for hiking,caving and camping.
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
25 Jan 09
Pathfider group? This sounds interesting? Is this the name of the group? What more can you tell me about this group is it something I can start in this area do you think? Thanks for the post!
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
23 Jan 09
i like camping too but we do only during summer.hubby is fishing me and my daughter are camping.
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
25 Jan 09
Must be chilly where you live. Being from a very snowy state I know how it is to wait for summer. Who does the cleaning and the cooking of the fish? LOL Thanks for the reply. Have a great week!
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
25 Jan 09
we dont eat the fish.we give it to neighbors.cleaning the fish is lot of works. we are in Bavaria the nicest place in germany and yes its very crispy cold at the moment.
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
29 Jan 09
Are you origanally from germany? I was just visiting with a german who was passing through on bycicle from canada to argintina. Cleaning fish sure is work and I really dont care much for most types flavor. Not worth the work. Have a great weekend and stay warm.
• United States
10 Jan 09
i hate camping.. i went camping for like 2 days at a campground so it was kind of cheating haha..
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
12 Jan 09
What was or is it that you hate or hated? The people the place the food the climate the area the location, if you dont mind sharing?
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• United States
13 Jan 09
im a total city girl and hate the country.. im also pretty much allergic to anything that lives and grows so that didnt help..
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
25 Jan 09
LOL maybe its all those toxins from the city bombarding your imune system those the allergies. Stay healthy and as usual thanks fro the reply. I always enjoy your alternative perspective. Have a great week and happy lotting!
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Hello avidwhit! I find camping very exciting and interesting. But I never tried camping to a forest or something. My parents wouldn't allow me too. I remember when I was in college, we have our activity in our Physical Education class to go on mountain climbing. It needs parent consent, but my parents think it's dangerous so they never sign the consent. I just hope I could do it someday.
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
11 Jan 09
I hope that you can some day soon have an overnighter campout in a nice place just to experience all nature has to offer. Safety fisrt of course. I remember learning to repel. The first time I watched my friend tie up and jump. This other guy wanted me to tie up differently than my friend. I said I am not jumping I will wait for my friend to climb back up and show me. I have to agree will your parents on certain aspects of the outdoors being dangerous. Happy trails to you until we meet again.
• United States
12 Jan 09
Thanks avidwhit. I do think it's exciting.
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
25 Jan 09
Anytime! Thanks for the reply and have a great week!
@babyorchid (1739)
• China
29 Jan 09
i like camping , but never tried..sometimes i am too busy .sometimes don't get any friends with me.. i dare not to camping myself hope next time i can camping myself (*^_^*)
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
30 Jan 09
I ope you can get a chance to go sometime. Best to find a friend with type of interest and plan for it. Plans make perfect and its alsways better to have company if thier good company. hehehe happy trails and thanks for the post. Let me know if your ever in the area and want a camping friend. :)
@Lindery (854)
• Latvia
21 Jan 09
I like to camp very much. Usually we drive away from a city, leave a car in a safe place and start walking. We go for almost all day and then at night find some nice spot, usually near water. I take my sleeping bag, water and comfortable shoes. As we camp in the summer, no need for extra baggage to put on a weight on my back. If I ever need something I usually can buy it at some local shop, or borrow from my friends.
@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
25 Jan 09
I miss the trail heads in the states of the northwest well really all over the USA. Something I always took for granted til I moved to Mexico there are not many trail heads here. The ones that are are not well mapped. Being close to water is for sure the way to go! Thanks for the reply and happy camping and trails to you!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Heyya avidwhit! I do like camping! I use a tent too.lol I enjoy hiking and fishing when I go. I really like building a fire at night too. Gotta pack some marshmellows for the occasion. I usually just take the basics and maybe some canned food in case we don't catch any fish.lol The longest I camped was two weeks. It wasn't as remote as I would have liked. There was a store a few miles out. It was at a state park or two weeks may have been a long time to camp. I do like my showers.
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
29 Jan 09
Nothing like showers and flushing toilets! The marshmellows make me tink of smores. Regardless where you are in a city park or the yukon its just nice to get out ah? Thanks for posting and happy lotting!
• United States
16 Jan 09
hey avidwhit, how it going? Me I love going camping. I like going out into a isolated area myself where I am alone. I like going far out where it is nice and quiet so that I can listen to my self think and be alone with my thoughts. The longest that I have ever camped was like a week and a half I believe.
@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
25 Jan 09
Hola babyfirefighter, Going great thank you for asking! Yourself? You are a very unique in the best sense. A week and a half that is enough time to get the real feel of it. Do like to backpack and or garden? Whaat kind of climate do you prefer? Any plans for the weekend? Thanks for the reply and congrads on topping 500 posts. Are you living in theUSA? Take care and happing lotting!
@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I love to go camping. Where we go we all take the four wheelers so not too much back packing is done. But some of the biggest fun things we bring are MARSHMELLOS...lol all the kids love to roast them and so do I . Funny thing is I really don't care for the taste of them. I always have to bring the air mattress too . Bad back so sleeping on just the sleeping bag doesn't work for me. But it is just so much fun. Sometimes we don't even bring the grill and cook everything on a open fire with the cast iron set we use. Gosh does the food taste so good that way.Cameras are also something that has to come too . We have some beautiful shots of various things that we have done or places we have gone. Just too much funnnnnn.....
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
25 Jan 09
I like your user name! Reminds of of something someone told me long ago..."life gets easier with time." I dont care much for the taiste of the marshmellows either unless they are cooked to a perfect golden brown. Sounds like you do a bit of luxury camping. Its nice just to get out ah? No matter what. Thanks for the reply. Seems like everything taistes better in the great outdoors?
@laglen (19782)
• United States
14 Jan 09
We go camping at a reservoir in the next state over. The longest I have done was 10 days. I love it and would like to stay longer. We take our tents, boats and other supplies.
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
25 Jan 09
Tens days is a nice amount of time. I always enjoyed going to the reservoirs in my home state as well. Taking the boats always added a bit more adventure and a nice way to explore otherwse hard to reach places. Thanks for taking me back to memory land. Have a great weekend!
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
Hi there! I like camping but we don't do it very often. Before we do it only once a year but not anymore cause the place has been forbidden from campers to preserve the area. We used to go up the Mount Banahaw in our hometown every year. Every Holy Week a lot of eople and tourists goes up to what they call Holy Mountain. It is believed to be a Holy place where several crosses can be found at the peak of the mountain. Now with regards to the things that I take, first of I bring a tent and a sleeping. I also bring first aid kits that includes some cottons, disinfectant and some bandages. When it comes to food, I bring only the lightweight packs like some noodles and bread. I prefer lightweight foods cause the bag would be heavy and it's hard to carry when hiking. I also bring a lot of candies and biscuits that I could eat while hiking. And of course, lots of water cause we need fluids to replace the water lost in our body due to perspiration. For safety at nights, I bring flashlights and lots of batteries. I also bring a cellphone so I can contact anyone in case of emergencies. It's so cold at nights so I bring jackets. Plastic bags are needed too for my garbage and for clothes that gets wet. We stay up the mountain for 3 days and 2 nights. Everyone brings something to eat and we share them with everyone too. Ciao!
@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
25 Jan 09
Seems like alot of places are getting run down by people who only want to expoit and it ruins it for all. Sounds like you pack for packing with experience in regards to wiehgt concerns. One heavy pack helps you learn fast. LOL Thanks for the post makes me want to vist your part of the world for some trekking and fun. Hapy trails and lotting your lot. Thanmks for the reply and have a great weekend!
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
When I was still in College I always joined camping.. Actually, me and my friends usually go for camping almost every weekend.. We really planned it well.. Well, its not just camping but it is a mountain climbing or trekking.. And we make a camp in the top of the mountain..We stayed there for overnight.. We bring tent, sleeping bag, our food and water.. It is very exciting camping that we usually do because in every camping that we made we experienced different things.. Sometimes, we make some camping from another Island without letting our parents know where we are going since we definitely sure that they won't allowed us because going from other Island without nobody is living there is very dangerous.. But since we love adventures we still go no matter what danger we will encounter.. We are so very hard headed..
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
25 Jan 09
Sounds like alot of fun! I assume you take a boat from island to island? Is there any islands that have fresh water drinkable? Can you live on these islands if you wanted? Who owns them? Do you still do this are you out of college now? Thanks for the reply and have a great weekend!
• United States
12 Jan 09
I enjoy camping. My husband and I like to go traveling alot and one of the things that we have in common is the love for camping. We take all sorts of things, sleeping bag, a tent and a portable tv and a music player as well as flash lights, and lantern. We also bring along food and a bar b que pit to bar b que meat. We also bring along a cooler and drinks to drink. The longest we went camping was for 4 days. Its just that we really enjoyed the place that we went camping and we didn't want to leave. Lol. We went to one of the places here in Texas called Garner State Park. Its a really nice, family oriented, and safe place to camp.
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
14 Jan 09
The state park sounds like a great place. They need more of these type areas here in Mexico. I have been to many places and stayed for a time that where so nice I didnt want to come back to the real world so to speak. Food seems to taiste so much better in the outdoors. Sounds like you camp in style! Happy camping!
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
11 Jan 09
hello, i love camping but since i have my toddler and its very cold in my country i wanted to stay at home..
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
12 Jan 09
This time of year in most parts is a bit chilly for camping at least for the leisure type I like. Although winter camping can be adventurous and fun if prepared. Thanks for the post stay warm. :)
• Canada
10 Jan 09
Well I am from Ontario so I grew up in the bush. I love camping. I love lakes and rivers and nature and everything that goes with it. Last year I only got to go camping once because I was in school and moving and had a bunch of things on the go. But this year we are going to go camping, but take the canoe and go to a island and rough it out there for a few days. We found a nice spot last year to do this but we had no way of getting to the island. In the fall we bought a fiber glass canoe and had it fixed up so it is ready to go for the summer. Most of the time I go for about 4-5 days when I am in a tent. If I go with people in a trailer it can range form 2-14 days depending when I can get holidays and where we are going. I take things people don't think of.. like plates and forks and can openers and pillows. lol I let the men pack what they want then I pack the needs for everyone make sure we have things to help us on our journey. First aide kit is a defiant with me
@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
12 Jan 09
Just calling it bush tells alot says it all. Bush is so enticing natural and satisfying to say the least. I am from Close to the border of Montana And Canada, There are sure alot of nice places to camp although its a bit cold this time of year, better to wait til summer. You sound well versed in northern camping and multiparty planning ! Ever do any backpacking? Sounds like your island place will be ideal have fun! Thanks for the response and happy trails til we meet again! :)