The Camping thread

Discussion in 'The Outdoors Forum' started by Marneaus, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Marneaus Moderator

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    Ever since I was little, I've loved getting out into nature and just enjoying the peace and quiet. I was in scouts from a young age and perhaps that contributed to it. all through highschool we also had a camping/backpacking oriented outing club that I would go on trips with. These days its harder to find time to go on extended trips, but I'll often take any opportunity I can to even get out in the woods for just a night or two. Not much better than sitting by the fire with a beer and a cigar, watching the sun set.

    I do a fair amount of tent camping, and I also have a little 35 year old pop up that I tow around behind my old jeep. I havent done any backpacking in several years, just campgrounds, and remote locations on old roads and whatnot.

    I have a feeling this is also one of the things that sort of goes hand in hand with people that own guns. Lets use this thread to show pics, share stories and tips, discuss locations, and just talk about camping in general!

    Here are a few pics from various trips:

    Thorndike Campground in Valley of Fire (8400' elevation)
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    Valley of fire State Park, NV:
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    Ward Charcoal Ovens, Ely, NV:
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    heres a video of that trip:


    Cathedral Gorge State Park, Panaca, NV
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    I took this pic a few years earlier when I was working on a project with the park while in college
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    up in Humboldt-Toiyabe National forest, Mt. charleston, NV. I proposed to my Fiance on this trip.
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    Carpenter Canyon, out by Pahrump, NV
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    Plenty more, but thats good for now.

    So, lets talk camping!
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  2. wood chucker Moderator

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    Supper at my favorite little known off the path camp site.
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    Lunch break on the way to my favorite little known off the path camp site. My pal finally found a use for the pointy thing .
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    Trail stop for a rider rest and refuel.
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  3. Marneaus Moderator

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    Looks like beautiful country. I dearly miss "green" and "water"
  4. downs Pew Pew Pew

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    I've always only tent camped but recently the wife and I have been looking around for a used pop up camper like a Fleetwood Evolution or Coleman Somerset.

    Anywho here's some photos of my various camping escapades.

    Santa Rosa Mountain next to Toro Peak
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    Occotillo Area of southern California
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    Mount Laguna SoCal
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    Idllwyld, Ca.
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    Big Bend National Park, Texas
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    Bull Shoals Lake Theodosia, Mo
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    Queen Wilahema State Park, Ar
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    Unknown State Park in North Texas
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    Somewhere along the Pacific Coast Highway, Northern California
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    Somewhere just outside of Provo, Ut
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    Valley of Fire State Park, Nv
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    Somewhere in North Central New Mexico
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  5. downs Pew Pew Pew

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    Big Bend Ranch State Park, Tx
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  6. Keith Moderator

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    Nice pictures! I just tent camp myself.

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  7. BarnsleyBob New Member

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    Great pictures! I love getting out camping, albeit our countryside is nowhere near the vast wilderness you guys have access to. It's pretty, but small... ;)

    I'll find a few pics later.
  8. Marneaus Moderator

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    took a numbah of trips this past few years. After getting a new to me old truck, doing fuel injection on the wagoneer, we tried to get out as much as possible.Our last trip I killed my tent though, need to send it to LL bean and get the zippers repaired.


    June Lake, CA.


    Davis Reservoir is our new go-to spot for a quick friday saturday trip. Less than an hour from our door.
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    Antelope Lake, CA
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    Gold Lake, CA

    Crater Lake, CA
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    Ft. Churchill, NV
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  9. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    This is the hunt that stopped me big game hunting on public land in Kommiefornia. We're in a deep bowl here for a 5 day hunt and all night every night MF'er road hunters and poachers are shooting down into it. We stayed near the slope of the hill closest to the road and all the bullets hit a good ways from camp thankfully. Still the sound of a supersonic crack 20 feet over your head is total suck sauce.

    Me being forgiving of a ruined campsite in Trinity Natl. Forest after having JUST parked. About to lift that log and put it were it goes while TDT gathers up the mountain of trash the last campers left behind.
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    Cleaned the trash, fixed the fire ring, rebuilt the log ring, set up the main tent and supply depot tent, started lunch.
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    This is bear country and mountain lion country but worst of all, it's MEGA pot growing country. Don't go walking around without a gun. Just don't.
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    Brats and onions and a half a box each of Velveeta Shells and Cheese. Man was this a killer dinner. My spotter TDT made his first kill this day. A mountain quail that he shot with my M1 carbine at about 50 yards. That was what we had for lunch that day.
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    Coming down the hill from my last 12 hours ever in the Trinities hunting big game.
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  10. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    My honey hole. Always produces deer and bear and they don't seem to mind people camping by the lake. Yeah, it's a cheat but I shoot things to eat them, not to feel like I've done battle on even terms and won. I know that if I were to ever do battle on even terms with a large critter it would not worry itself about what is a "sporting" way to kill me so I don't spend a lot of time worrying about being sporting. I do go out of my way to be humane though.
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    How we left the campsite, more or less. We did put the fire out. I leave a 2.5gal jug of water at each campsite I visit. Someday someone is really going to be thankful, might be me. All trash removed, things put together, looking at least orderly.
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    Different hunt. Pigs this time. Dressing out a 150lbs sow with 2 of the greatest people I've ever hunted with. Generous to a fault, kind and still manly men out to have manly men fun but completely lacking in macho bravado or braggadocio. Just amazing people learning how to make a pig into a skeleton from me.
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    Squirrel eradication in Cedarville. We'd finished for the day and were leaving when TDT stopped to catch the majesty of the area on his cell phone camera. The snow started the morning all the way at the base of the hills and even into the valley a bit. By late afternoon it had been chased up the hills by the unseasonably warm weather.
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    Carizzo Plain jack rabbit after a 50gn Barnes Varmint Grenade at 3200fps from rock throwing distance. Entered shoulder quartering towards me. Completely gutted bunny without penetrating the off-side fur.
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    Hiking with my little girls. This is about 15 years ago or so. (It should be normally rotated soon and damn I got a lot uglier over the years.)
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    My eldest around the same time happily eradicating the trout from Lost Creek Lake in southern Oregon.
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    And the youngest who's happy just to be there and is totally uninterested in actual fish.
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  11. Delavan New Member

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    I really dig the old Wagoneer.

    I camp since i'm a kid. Dad had a tent trailer. Canoeing, setting up camp, hanging out by the fire, etc.

    Cool usage of Mosin's bayo too on one of the pics.

    Now, I do it with the wife using a ground tent for now. Canoe on top of the truck at all times during the spring/summer/Fall. I like fishing, although not and expert. Working on getting a small second hand travel trailer. Its warm around here, and A/C might be needed, so the 'ol lady stays on her good side lol!

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