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Old 04-22-2018, 01:24 PM   #151
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Sounds like an excellent learning experience and nobody froze to death, bonus!
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Old 04-22-2018, 03:03 PM   #152
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You’ve learnt such a lot in just one wee trip! Sounds like you’re going to have a lot of fun with this!


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Old 04-22-2018, 08:52 PM   #153
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How exciting!

I'm thrilled to hear your update. Congratulations, seriously, congratulations.

You glossed over the one thing you have that's *crucial* for a successful trip - - a good attitude.

Seriously. I know lost of people who are fully capable outside the city, and their misery is freaking contagious. Skills can be acquired and improved, gear can be bought, made, improvised...

Being out there... Getting the hell up off yer butt and GOING, that's a big key to your success.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:37 AM   #154
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I'm a side sleeper too, and never got relaxed enough to be rested sleeping in a hammock. Your mileage may vary.
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:30 AM   #155
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Sounds like an excellent learning experience and nobody froze to death, bonus!
Total bonus Although, I think I need to research fire safety items on account of the bacon grease fire. It was contained, though

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You’ve learnt such a lot in just one wee trip! Sounds like you’re going to have a lot of fun with this!
I hope it'll be fun! I have 8 more trips to go - lol! I'm sure I'll learn even more at my first solo one in a couple weeks

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How exciting!

I'm thrilled to hear your update. Congratulations, seriously, congratulations.

You glossed over the one thing you have that's *crucial* for a successful trip - - a good attitude.

Seriously. I know lost of people who are fully capable outside the city, and their misery is freaking contagious. Skills can be acquired and improved, gear can be bought, made, improvised...

Being out there... Getting the hell up off yer butt and GOING, that's a big key to your success.
Thanks! I agree about the attitude. I could've complained the whole time about being sore or the pace of my camping buddy, but I held my tongue and let it go. It's a lot easier in the woods. I don't think even a year or two ago I would have been able to do that. I never thought I'd be someone willing to go into the woods for a few days, but I'm enjoying it. I'll have to see if I like it when the bugs start eating me

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I'm a side sleeper too, and never got relaxed enough to be rested sleeping in a hammock. Your mileage may vary.
I'm hoping I will be able to sleep on my back, then. I don't have enough cushioning on the ground to sleep on my back. My butt is too big I ordered from REI, so if it doesn't work out, I can take it back for a full refund up to a year after purchase date.
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:19 AM   #156
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Some wise words I heard from a mate at the boy scout Seabase high adventure program was that the only difference between an ordeal and an adventure is one's attitude.

It makes all the difference.
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:58 PM   #157
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:00 PM   #158
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:02 PM   #159
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:06 PM   #160
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:10 AM   #161
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Man, you made real food. Good stuff. I love it when other people make bacon and eggs when I am camping. I'm lazy and just boil water and pour it over instant oatmeal, or maybe have an untoasted bagel, or something easy like that with no cleanup.
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:23 AM   #162
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Man, you made real food. Good stuff. I love it when other people make bacon and eggs when I am camping. I'm lazy and just boil water and pour it over instant oatmeal, or maybe have an untoasted bagel, or something easy like that with no cleanup.
Heck yea! With my fancy shmancy cooler, there's no problem with that. The clean up was a little of a pain, but we had utility sinks, so we didn't have to store dirty dishes. I am thinking of different ways of having a tasty breakfast. Like breakfast burritos made before the trip to be reheated. Or even hobo packets with potatoes, sausage, and eggs. Nothing to do at the site and easy cleanup.

*Also, I am the green tent and the privacy shelter is mine, too. All the green is purely coincidental
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:06 AM   #163
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:11 AM   #164
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Somewhere to change so I don't have to roll around in my tent and get my pants on backwards. Happened this time. It can be used for shower/toilet, but it won't be for me.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:43 AM   #165
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A dressing room!
Probably should set up another to undress.
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