Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum > Wilderness camping. ????

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Wilderness camping. ???? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
09-09-2010 11:33 PM
Geoff@Bestop
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mumbo View Post
Never go anywhere without your towel.
Ohh!! I'll take Doug Adams quotes. Here's a good one:

Quote:
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
09-09-2010 11:31 PM
yotefever
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hilldweller View Post
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.
09-09-2010 07:22 PM
Mumbo Never go anywhere without your towel.
09-09-2010 04:56 PM
Hilldweller
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop View Post
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.
09-09-2010 03:49 PM
Geoff@Bestop
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hilldweller View Post
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.
09-09-2010 02:51 PM
Hilldweller
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelwero View Post
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:


Pizza:


09-09-2010 10:09 AM
mjackson681 "wipe-ems" make for good wilderness camping clean-up. the wife will appreciate them.
09-09-2010 09:36 AM
30-284
Quote:
Originally Posted by GREEN-MACHINE View Post
what else should i bring. thanks.
locals asked me not to tell. they want to keep it that way.

Donn
09-09-2010 09:31 AM
GREEN-MACHINE
Quote:
Originally Posted by mowbizz View Post
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.
09-09-2010 12:49 AM
Alaska TJ 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!
09-09-2010 12:14 AM
mowbizz PLEASE stay in Massachusetts!!

You weekend warriors are killing me with the traffic!!

Just joshin'with ya ...but not really...
09-08-2010 08:04 PM
yotefever 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.
09-08-2010 06:36 PM
Hilldweller
Quote:
Originally Posted by GREEN-MACHINE View Post
shotgun.
I take my 12 gauge Mossy too.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop View Post
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....

Love that trailer.
09-08-2010 05:16 PM
Gee oh Dee 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.
09-08-2010 04:52 PM
Rubicon09
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobjenkins

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.
09-08-2010 04:25 PM
schnutzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougHeffernan View Post
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.
09-08-2010 04:23 PM
carnut08
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougHeffernan View Post
Hmmm wonder if a bear or a Sasquatch can rip through a soft top ?
A bear sure can!
09-08-2010 04:09 PM
DougHeffernan 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
09-08-2010 03:53 PM
bobjenkins
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubicon09 View Post
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
09-08-2010 03:48 PM
yomondo
Quote:
Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
Buckup, that only happens-

Once a month !!!!!

JIMBO
Oh boy....okay y'all, I stepped into that one. I'll take it.
09-08-2010 03:29 PM
aelwero

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!
09-08-2010 02:57 PM
Rubicon09
Quote:
Originally Posted by BanditDarvel
There are more black bear attacks then grizzly attacks.
That's because there's a lot more black bears.
09-08-2010 02:51 PM
ParaCAD
Quote:
Originally Posted by yomondo View Post
LOL! I took my wife camping once.

Period.
Quote:
Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
Buckup, that only happens-




Once a month !!!!!

JIMBO
HAHA!


Saw that coming!
09-08-2010 02:49 PM
JIMBOX Buckup, that only happens-


Quote:
Originally Posted by yomondo View Post
LOL! I took my wife camping once.

Period.
Once a month !!!!!

JIMBO
09-08-2010 02:42 PM
yomondo
Quote:
Originally Posted by yj-genral View Post
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.

Period.
09-08-2010 02:30 PM
Wally Meyers 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.

Like you, I am also retired and looking for work.
09-08-2010 02:10 PM
GREEN-MACHINE
Quote:
Originally Posted by yj-genral View Post
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
09-08-2010 02:05 PM
yj-genral
Quote:
Originally Posted by GREEN-MACHINE View Post
OK the chainsaw was meant to be a joke. seriously. i could survive on next to nothing but food and water.
the reason i asked the original question is for the wife. she never been "wilderness camping" we always had a travel trailer. i know boring.
heck if were me and the dog, i'de sleep in the back of the jeep.

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!
09-08-2010 01:53 PM
bobjenkins LOL dont forget

THE LEATHERMAN best tool ever, only if you have the wave tho
09-08-2010 01:53 PM
schnutzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by N39-W120 View Post
Yep... and they taught me well
Attachment 24716

tent, sleeping bag, food, water, stove, fuel, clothing, small first aid kit... About 3 days worth in this pack... room for more too... and of course the LEATHERMAN

makes me want to gear up and head for the woods.
This thread has more than 30 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC