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Old 09-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #31
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well in that case you will need an 8 man tent with blowup air matress, portable toilet, shower, and if you can manage it a power inverter for the hairdryer and blender!
never thought of that.......... looks like it's me and the dog. LOL

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Advice is to listen to what's around you. I have a sticker on the back of my Wrangler that I got while hiking in/around Gatlinburg Tenn, it says "Hike faster, I hear banjo music." But for the most part what ever you take, when you are done you will find you took much more than what was needed. My daughter does a lot of camping. She has made many trips down south and out east (we live by Milwaukee Wis.) to do here camping/hiking. She just got back from 3 weeks in Canada where she was camping, hiking, and rock climbing. She doesn't use a Wrangler for rock climbing, just her hands and feet.As for taking something for personal protection. It's a good idea. Not all animals have 4 legs, some have 2.

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Old 09-08-2010, 01:42 PM   #33
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well in that case you will need an 8 man tent with blowup air matress, portable toilet, shower, and if you can manage it a power inverter for the hairdryer and blender!
LOL! I took my wife camping once.

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There are more black bear attacks then grizzly attacks.
That's because there's a lot more black bears.
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I got a 2500W inverter, and put a 120 wall outlet in my center console and another mounted in the plastic storage lid in the back... Last trip to the lake I actually DID take a blender and margarita mix for the wife.

I used to go hiking for weeks at a stretch on a single pack, but if the wife's going, I'll take the "luxury stuff" in a second. Three tents, coffee pot, an old school cast iron waffle maker you can use on a camp fire (camping waffles are awesome!), and the most important thing... bug spray!
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Oh boy....okay y'all, I stepped into that one. I'll take it.
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That's because there's a lot more black bears.
In az you gotta watch out for the coyotes lol. Iwas hunting and a coyote out of nowhere came up about 10 feet from me and started growling like crazy I was afraid he was going to attack, luckily I was hunting. always bring a gun when youre camping just in case
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I took a trip to the smokey mtns recently so i folded down my back seat, aired up the ole air mattress, plugged in the power converter , surfed the net and watched a movie until it got a little hot.. So then I just started up the jk and moved my portable campsite to a higher location.. That's roughing it! Lol
Hmmm wonder if a bear or a Sasquatch can rip through a soft top ? Because I was messing with Sasquatch earlier ... Ha
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Hmmm wonder if a bear or a Sasquatch can rip through a soft top ?
A bear sure can!
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I took a trip to the smokey mtns recently so i folded down my back seat, aired up the ole air mattress, plugged in the power converter , surfed the net and watched a movie until it got a little hot.. So then I just started up the jk and moved my portable campsite to a higher location.. That's roughing it! Lol
Hmmm wonder if a bear or a Sasquatch can rip through a soft top ? Because I was messing with Sasquatch earlier ... Ha

ive heard it called a lot of things before. but never that. guess thats for all y'all harry people. man, talk about harry palms.
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In az you gotta watch out for the coyotes lol. Iwas hunting and a coyote out of nowhere came up about 10 feet from me and started growling like crazy I was afraid he was going to attack, luckily I was hunting. always bring a gun when youre camping just in case
I've spent lots of time in the wilderness, always take a gun.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:16 PM   #44
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Shelter, blanket, fire starter, good knife (probably a larger one and a smaller one), hatchet, small cooking sauce pan, and some food. Apples, peanutbutter, rice, nuts, and beef jerky are good things for food that will last awhile.

If you have a compass, bring it. Don't know how to use it? Learn.

I'm in WI, go up real close to Canada. Bears everywhere. Unless you pump tons of .45 acp into one, its gonna keep coming. M14 socom or the trusty k98 Mauser would be my choice. Even shot guns are known to be insufficient, and I love my Mossy 500. Need deep penetration to damage heart/lungs/etc.
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Weren't any of you people in the Boy Scouts? Ever do any minimalist camping? You don't need a chainsaw to go camping. You don't need a gun. You don't need to worry about bears in New Hampshire.

I used to work with Outward Bound, and we worked really hard to get people to the point of being able to spend a night in the woods without it being a "big thing." I'm not suggesting that you go with what's in your pockets (although I've done that a lot, and it's a fun challenge). But relax. In this day and age it's hard to get a true wilderness experience. Partly because people with chainsaws cut a cord or two of wood for a campfire.

I'd also suggest that it's possible to walk more than a 100 yards from your Jeep. I know, that's shocking. But it makes for a better wilderness experience.


From the New Hampshire Department of Game:
30 years ago I went camping with a buddy along the Appalachian Trail. All we took were our knives, some fishing line, a couple of paper clips, TP, matches, Sven Saw, my bow, and a couple of tents and sleeping bags. We lived off the land for 9 days and had a great time.

But since then I have run into bears. Bears that are used to humans, human food, human smells.
They're not bears anymore; they're satanic death monsters.
And my health took a wicked dump; that's why I caved-in and bought a trailer. Can't fight the decrepitude brought on by my genetics....

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I'm hoping to make it to the Nicolet NF this fall and do some camping with the jeep. I have a buddy that did a lot of trapping there and he showed me one spot so far when we were coyote hunting a couple of years ago. I just have to make sure the roads I use are still open since some have been closed down.
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PLEASE stay in Massachusetts!!

You weekend warriors are killing me with the traffic!!

Just joshin'with ya ...but not really...
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I always bring as little as possible. Never a gun, but always real bear spray (not bear pepper spray). The wilderness is not a scary place to be. And be sure to leave the generator at home! I hate those things... Most importantly, bring good company, good wine (or other beverage she likes) and good food. Make it a very enjoyable experience (for her in particular). Have fun!
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:31 AM   #49
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PLEASE stay in Massachusetts!!

You weekend warriors are killing me with the traffic!!

Just joshin'with ya ...but not really...
no worries about me being in traffic. my road trips start at 2am or im not going till the next day.
i've driven all over this great country and always leave at 2am.. why you ask, because you can log ton's of miles and be far enough away from most major cities before the morning rush begins.
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what else should i bring. thanks.
locals asked me not to tell. they want to keep it that way.

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"wipe-ems" make for good wilderness camping clean-up. the wife will appreciate them.
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I used to go hiking for weeks at a stretch on a single pack, but if the wife's going, I'll take the "luxury stuff" in a second. Three tents, coffee pot, an old school cast iron waffle maker you can use on a camp fire (camping waffles are awesome!)...
I used to backpack and tent all the time too.

If you think waffles are great, step up to a Dutch Oven. I have an anodized aluminum model from REI. Cast iron makes tastier food but requires more warm-up and lots more care. Plus it's heavier...

Peach cobbler:


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I have an anodized aluminum model from REI.
The food looks awesome. But it reminds me...

Sitting around a campfire with a guy who was an awesome cook. We always looked forward to his dutch oven treats. But this time he had a new aluminum model.

When the cobbler was ready, he took a stick and carefully lifted the pot. And it had burned thru the metal around the bottom. The top and sides came up, but the bottom was left behind. So left sitting in the fire was the most perfect blackberry cobbler you could imagine. I can still picture that as it slowly burst into flames. It's the kind of image you can't just wish away.
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The food looks awesome. But it reminds me...

Sitting around a campfire with a guy who was an awesome cook. We always looked forward to his dutch oven treats. But this time he had a new aluminum model.

When the cobbler was ready, he took a stick and carefully lifted the pot. And it had burned thru the metal around the bottom. The top and sides came up, but the bottom was left behind. So left sitting in the fire was the most perfect blackberry cobbler you could imagine. I can still picture that as it slowly burst into flames. It's the kind of image you can't just wish away.
He didn't compensate for the difference in thermal conductivity. I've heard of other people doing that too.
I always start off "cool" and adjust up. Nothing worse than going hungry after all that prep work, sweating over the coals, and smelling it cook.

Best pizza ever, btw.
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I used to backpack and tent all the time too.

If you think waffles are great, step up to a Dutch Oven. I have an anodized aluminum model from REI. Cast iron makes tastier food but requires more warm-up and lots more care. Plus it's heavier...

Peach cobbler:
I admire your cooking talents! I sure don't get that good of food when I camp.
My wife learned a quick way to make omelets as a Girl Scout leader by using a zip lock bag and dropping it in boiling water. I found this doing a search. omelet in a bag - Google Search

I live about a half mile from an REI store and they have gotten a bunch of money from me since '73 when I was a hs senior.
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