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Old 06-10-2019, 10:28 AM   #451
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Where the hell is Bbro?
I'm still around, just don't check in too much. I went on one camping trip this year and left early because of an ineffectual camp host that let people yell at the top of their lungs all night and cut down trees. I also couldn't get the damn wood to light again. I know, I know, I need to get a fireplace log, but I haven't yet. I HAVE gotten a new tent, though. This one for $80. It's nice, but I'm confused on how the full rainfly works. When I keep both of the sides extended and staked in rain, getting out of the tent is a little awkward....to say the least. BUT, it's so roomy!!

I'm currently unemployed, so I don't know if I can afford to go camping right now, but I might see if I can scrounge up some extra money to go during the week. It's cheaper then, too.
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:50 PM   #452
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"I'm currently unemployed, so I don't know if I can afford to go camping right now, but I might see if I can scrounge up some extra money to go during the week. It's cheaper then, too."

Isn't camping sort of what broke homeless folks do all the time?
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:54 AM   #453
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She doesn't camp in the woods, not the real woods.

She stays to the campgrounds, where it costs money.

Ain't too many homeless folks paying for a piece o' ground for the night, and buying firewood.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:56 PM   #454
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She doesn't camp in the woods, not the real woods.

She stays to the campgrounds, where it costs money.

Ain't too many homeless folks paying for a piece o' ground for the night, and buying firewood.
EXACTLY! Potty required. I actually need to check out hipcamp.com to see if there's anything cheaper. I don't remember the sites being so expensive last time, but I was working then, so it was kind of like "meh"
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:13 PM   #455
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Check out Corps of Engineers campsites. They often have a dry camp area with composting toilets and central water supply for filling water jugs to take to camp. Same with some of the national forests. They are usually free.
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Old 06-23-2019, 12:21 PM   #456
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Check out Corps of Engineers campsites. They often have a dry camp area with composting toilets and central water supply for filling water jugs to take to camp. Same with some of the national forests. They are usually free.
Thanks for the suggestions, but I couldn't find any free sites for either of them.
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:07 PM   #457
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Most national forests have free backcountry camping. You just find a clear spot in the woods and set up camp. Gotta check the rules for each forest though, because there can be restrictions in certain areas. Above a certain elevation, near a reservoir, etc.
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