The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Main > Cities and Travel

Cities and Travel Tell us about where you are; tell us about where you want to be

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-25-2018, 02:40 PM   #271
Gravdigr
The Un-Tuckian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
Posts: 32,619
1st rule of camping: Forecast, check it.
__________________


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, CDC, or FDIC. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cause, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you feel you have been harmed/offended by, or, disagree with any of the above statements or images, please feel free to fuck right off.
Gravdigr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2018, 07:43 PM   #272
bbro
Insert witty comment here
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,060
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
1st rule of camping: Forecast, check it.
I did. It was 30% chance. I chanced it. It turned to 50% chance. I am the rain queen
__________________
Camping
bbro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2018, 09:32 PM   #273
BigV
Goon Squad Leader
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 24,714
Camping in the rain is possible, trust me. But it's not easy or nice if you're not prepared. I don't know if it's my inner Boy Scout or my inner FAWET-fanatic, but being prepared for rain (or many other trip ruining calamities) is part of the pleasure. It sounds like you were able to weather the storm fairly well, though I wonder if the water/rain/sweat/stress diluted/removed your bug dope. Maybe you're just really tasty! Anyhow 100% DEET is the way to go for me. But then again, I've been told I have terrible taste.

DON'T GIVE UP!

Camping in the rain has joys most people never experience, like having the trail or campsite to yourself. Also, protip--after your self-massage with the DEET, wash your hands. That shit tastes like poison... (wonder why??)
__________________
Also a very stable genius.
BigV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2018, 08:41 AM   #274
bbro
Insert witty comment here
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,060
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV View Post
Camping in the rain is possible, trust me. But it's not easy or nice if you're not prepared. I don't know if it's my inner Boy Scout or my inner FAWET-fanatic, but being prepared for rain (or many other trip ruining calamities) is part of the pleasure. It sounds like you were able to weather the storm fairly well, though I wonder if the water/rain/sweat/stress diluted/removed your bug dope. Maybe you're just really tasty! Anyhow 100% DEET is the way to go for me. But then again, I've been told I have terrible taste.

DON'T GIVE UP!

Camping in the rain has joys most people never experience, like having the trail or campsite to yourself. Also, protip--after your self-massage with the DEET, wash your hands. That shit tastes like poison... (wonder why??)
I actually liked it when I was in my hammock, under the rainfly. If I had bug netting, I probably would have toughed it out. I am 100% tasty to bugs. I was using 30% DEET spray. I sprayed it, rubbed it on, not 2 minutes later, I killed a bug biting my arm. I was feeling funky with so many applications. I am not sure DEET is good for me. I need to find my other stuff. It seems to work better, but I haven't used it in a situation like that.

I haven't given up yet! Hopefully the July trip will go well. It is in the mountains, so the bugs should be better. Now, if only the rain would stay away.....
__________________
Camping
bbro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2018, 04:36 PM   #275
Gravdigr
The Un-Tuckian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
Posts: 32,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbro View Post
I am the rain queen
__________________


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, CDC, or FDIC. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cause, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you feel you have been harmed/offended by, or, disagree with any of the above statements or images, please feel free to fuck right off.
Gravdigr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2018, 04:38 PM   #276
Gravdigr
The Un-Tuckian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
Posts: 32,619
WTF does FAWET mean?

Google does not enlighten.
__________________


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, CDC, or FDIC. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cause, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you feel you have been harmed/offended by, or, disagree with any of the above statements or images, please feel free to fuck right off.
Gravdigr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2018, 05:08 PM   #277
Happy Monkey
I think this line's mostly filler.
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: DC
Posts: 12,684
FAWET
__________________
_________________
|...............| We live in the nick of times.
| Len 17, Wid 3 |
|_______________| [pics]
Happy Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2018, 05:21 PM   #278
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 62,625
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbro View Post
I am the rain queen
Hook up with the Fire King for a steamy relationship.
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2018, 11:37 AM   #279
Diaphone Jim
Operations Operative
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 718
This outfit is holding a campout for several hundred people near here this weekend.
https://www.tentsile.com/
Their products look like interesting alternatives to old technology.
All you need is three willing (and strong) trees. And money.
Diaphone Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2018, 01:10 PM   #280
Gravdigr
The Un-Tuckian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Central...KY that is
Posts: 32,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy Monkey View Post
Thank you very much!
__________________


These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, EPA, FBI, DEA, CDC, or FDIC. These statements are not intended to diagnose, cause, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you feel you have been harmed/offended by, or, disagree with any of the above statements or images, please feel free to fuck right off.
Gravdigr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2018, 07:15 PM   #281
captainhook455
Rapscallion
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,040
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbro View Post
I actually liked it when I was in my hammock, under the rainfly. If I had bug netting, I probably would have toughed it out. I am 100% tasty to bugs. I was using 30% DEET spray. I sprayed it, rubbed it on, not 2 minutes later, I killed a bug biting my arm. I was feeling funky with so many applications. I am not sure DEET is good for me. I need to find my other stuff. It seems to work better, but I haven't used it in a situation like that.

I haven't given up yet! Hopefully the July trip will go well. It is in the mountains, so the bugs should be better. Now, if only the rain would stay away.....
Sooo back when I hiked the Smokies I bought an Army hammock from the military surplus store. It has a roof, skeetter screens, rain covers and everything zips from the inside or outside. Later when motorcycle camping is when I bought a tent.
captainhook455 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2018, 08:20 AM   #282
bbro
Insert witty comment here
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,060
I realized I had a camping trip this upcoming weekend. Excitement ensued. Then, I checked the weather. Mother fucking rain. Again. Still on the fence about going or not. The problem is that I took a day off work. It's not that easy to switch them around. Which means if I try to camp there again, it will just be over night.

Why does the universe not want me to camp?
__________________
Camping
bbro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2018, 09:02 AM   #283
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 62,625
One summer when I was working at the speed shop, the drag races got rained out 13 Sundays in a row.
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2018, 09:39 AM   #284
bbro
Insert witty comment here
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,060
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
One summer when I was working at the speed shop, the drag races got rained out 13 Sundays in a row.
That sucks. Last weekend was gorgeous. Should've camped then. Probably would have still rained.

I'm trying to outsource the decision. So far it's 50/50. One for reschedule and one for go
__________________
Camping
bbro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2018, 09:58 AM   #285
bbro
Insert witty comment here
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,060
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbro View Post
That sucks. Last weekend was gorgeous. Should've camped then. Probably would have still rained.

I'm trying to outsource the decision. So far it's 50/50. One for reschedule and one for go
Fuck it. I'm going. I'm more prepared this time. I'll actually set up a tarp. At the worst, I'll be "stuck" in my hammock during the rain. oh no!
__________________
Camping
bbro is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.