Archive for the ‘Camping’ Category

The Original “Bottled Water”

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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  • Still have the 1 gal red one and half gal avacado green one. Use them all the time….with dixie cups.
  • We had a few of these when I was a kid. They both survived a roll over car accident when I was 11 years old. As did our trusty metal Coleman cooler. Most importantly, my whole family survived as well! But a testament to the quality of the old Coleman gear!
  • Mine was red and white.
  • I used an old army canteen.
  • I remember having one of these, I bet my Farher-In Law had one of the desert ones.
  • Got one hanging in garage.
  • Do they still make these??
  • That would be nice I like this one.
  • I just looked up Coleman water coolers, they still make them but they are all plastic now, not part plastic and part metal.
  • We still have a green and white one – my husband uses it when he works in the yard (just insert a small size bottle full of frozen water……….) some things just last and last.
  • Still have ours.

 

 

 

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Forget Anything For Your Holiday Camping Trip?

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Check out our Coghlan’s Clearance page for great deals at or below cost. http://ow.ly/yQ7cm

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Tent Tip – Keep the Bugs Out!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

When it’s breezy, mosquitoes will congregate on the lee side of objects to avoid being blown away. So pitch your tent door into the breeze. You’ll be able to enter without bringing the swarm in with you.

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Top Facebook Comments:

  • Common sense but I probably never would have thought about it. A good thing to remember
  • And you can get better ventilation if you need it!
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Tent Upgrades (Fan Question)

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Tim Beck asks: Just finished upgrading my pup tent. Out with the old rope and in with new paracord. Out with the old heavy tent stakes and in with lightweight aluminum stakes. Might upgrade the poles but I need to come up with a idea. The poles have to be lighter and just as ridged and still collapsible. Any ideas? Was also thinking about getting a bug net for the tent. How well do they work?

Top Facebook Comments:

  • Don’t carry poles, use branches found outside.
  • Use the paracord as a support beam. Tie in between two trees or even rocks.
  • If you use hiking/treking poles, just put them to use as the tent poles.
  • Get a hammock,
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Camping Survival founder Tom Sciacca, Family Camping Trip 2006

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

#TBT Camping Survival founder Tom Sciacca, family camping trip 2006

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Is Cave Camping on Your List?

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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Top Facebook Comments:

  • It wasn’t…now it is.
  • That’s exactly what I was thinking. Never came to mind, but would totally do some cave camping.
  • I found it to damp in the one I stayed. Would need a battery operated dehumidifier in my tent. We diid the candle thing with many candles, at first it looked like a monastery, then like stars, then how interesting how much light was still available with one last candle until total darkness, so dark, you only thought you could see things.
  • Tried it once we found out we were in a mountain lion den when it decided to come home.
  • Camp the Carlsbad Caverns!
  • WOW & Yes it is on my list.
  • Would be awesome!
  • No. Claustrophobia plus fear of creepy cave dwelling cannibal creatures. And things with no eyes.
  • Never even thought about ! I wanna try but all I’d think about is the movie decent.
  • It is now.
  • Been there…Done that !!!! We were in Lechugilla Cave for 5 Days and didn’t need a TENT !!!! The patio lights are a nice touch though !!!
  • I have done this except we weren’t in a tent and didn’t have any lights, just personal flash lights.
  • Only if there was no bats. Lol
  • Now it is!
  • It doesn’t rain inside a cave. What would be the purpose of a tent?
  • Condensation . Drips on your head. Never fails.
  • Cave camping would be awesome.
  • Was on my list, but I marked it off years ago. Enjoyed it and want to go again.

 

 

 

 

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How About Gypsy Caravan Camping?

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

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Urban Camping

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

A few examples of urban camping -http://www.extrahyperactive.com/2010/09/urban-camping.html

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It Followed Me Home…

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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  • I wish one would follow ME home!
  • I’ve got to find a reliable place to get a tow hitch!
  • U-haul installs trailer hitches.
  •  wish one would.
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Off Road Pull Behind Camper

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Pricey but could be very useful.
http://www.besportier.com/archives/track-trailer-tvan.html

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Top Facebook Comments:

  • That’s pretty awesome.
  • We need this trailer!

 

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Walter’s Wiggles on the way to Angel’s Landing in Zion N.P. Utah

Monday, March 31st, 2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angels_Landing

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  • Lol
  • Been there, done that, can’t wait to do it again!
  • Best day hike I’ve ever done…but “The Narrows” which is nearby is also great.
  • Best hike I’ve ever been on. Highly recommended.
  • I’ve been here, this place is gorgeous.

 

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Would you rather be here?

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Top Facebook Comments:

  • Wish I was there right now!
  • Yes in the mountains.
  • 31 more days and we will be camping pretty much all summer.
  • Always….and forever.
  • Sure would. Need some time in the woods after the winter we have had.
  • Oh yes on the river waiting for sunrise to chase a few trout around the banks. Camp coffee yeah ready.
  • That’s like heaven.
  • Come on let’s go.
  • For a week straight after I get out of my kayak.
  • The woods maybe (depending where)
  • But in that sunlight? No!!! Haha it would light up my tent if I was trying to sleep.
  • Was this weekend with Boy Scouts
  • Man I wish I was there.
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Cabin In a Can

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

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  • Chickens on a stump garden in the wash tub. I am there!!
  • Loving it!

 

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Would You Take This Camping?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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Top Facebook Comments:

  • We’re old, I would.
  • That is so cool.
  • Yes yes.. and my bully could ride inside.
  • My friend has one about that size. You can’t stand up in it so she’s mostly outside. Suits her.
  • Absolutely!!
  • I bet this would be fun.
  • Does someone have the blueprints for this thing? I want to build one.
  • 1000cc Goldwing, about 1976, nice! Hell yeah I’d take that camping.
  • Not sure if I could get all my gear in there but I would give it a try.
  • Temporary B.O.B. vehicle.
  • If it had Knobby Tires = yes.
  • I just strap a tent and stuff on mine.
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  • It’s a campacycle.
  • If its long enough to lay in, id love it. No set up time, park just about anywhere, extra storage, safer than a tent from smaller wildlife, and ill bet you could rig up a little heater to keep it warmer than a tent, too.

 

 

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Forget This I’m Going Camping

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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Top Facebook Comments:

  • So going to print that!
  • I am ready.
  • Can’t wait.
  • Oh Oh Oh I wish!!
  • Lets go. Screw this!
  • Wait, take me!
  • Hells yeah!
  • I just got back from camping. Loved it and going again soon!

 

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