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Old 03-03-2017, 04:12 PM   #1
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Camping Tips

I'ma gonna dump some camping tips here 'bouts..
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Old 03-03-2017, 04:13 PM   #2
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:08 PM   #3
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Many good ideas there. I pack my kit about the same way, although I carry some other things as well. And I notice it made no mention of extra socks/change of clothes and hygiene items like a toothbrush or baby wipes. Never leave home without baby wipes!
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:13 AM   #4
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Excellent ideas. Although I have to snicker at the relative sizes of some of the items in that backpack. For example number 24, the foam sleeping pad. A regular non-inflatable one takes up as much space as a tent. See if you can even find 24.
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:35 AM   #5
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Interesting lists, maybe we should compare sometime with the one we inherited and updated. As fate would have it, Lil' Pete is camping this weekend.
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Old 03-04-2017, 11:18 PM   #6
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Maybe #24 is a spray can of expanding foam insulation.
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Old 03-07-2017, 05:09 AM   #7
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I prefer dry grass/leaves piled under my tent (make sure there are no rocks or roots there!) for padding. Less to carry, although I do have a closed foam sleeping pad that I sometimes use. I would carry the pad if I were planning on urban camping where I might be sleeping on concrete or other hard surfaces.

I love my Biolite camp stove too. Best camp stove I ever used. It does need a flat, solid surface to stand on, but it can support a small cast iron pan or Dutch Oven as well as the grill attachment. It cools quickly too, once you are done with it. The legs seem rickety and awkward but once you get the hang of using them, they really aren't.
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:43 AM   #8
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Here's something I never could figure out. Apparently you can make a snow cave and live inside w/o freezing to death. But you read of people in their cars in blizzards who get buried and freeze to death. Isn't the car effectively a snow cave once it is buried? Do they actually suffocate or is it that the space inside the car, however insulated with mountains of snow, is too big to warm? I'm guessing, now that I think about it, 2 tons of metal is a greater heat sink than two tons of snow. Presumably, it would be better to make a snow cave outside the car.

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Old 03-07-2017, 02:39 PM   #9
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Usually the ones trapped in cars try to run the engine, at least intermittently, and the exhaust gets them. Plus the ones sheltering in snow caves are waiting out a storm or sheltering overnight then move on when they can. The ones buried in cars are waiting to be found and rescued.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:08 PM   #10
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:16 PM   #11
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:30 PM   #12
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I would think the occupants of a car are not dressed for the weather. It's possible to survive in a 32 snow cave or buried car if you are dressed properly.
People that live in snow country should carry some supplies in case they have to wait for triple a.

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Old 03-08-2017, 09:24 PM   #13
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A can of tuna in oil can cook your supper, and you can eat it too.

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Old 03-09-2017, 06:25 AM   #14
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I would think the occupants of a car are not dressed for the weather. It's possible to survive in a 32 snow cave or buried car if you are dressed properly.
People that live in snow country should carry some supplies in case they have to wait for triple a.

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Or hope some native girl rides up with hot coffee to check on you.
http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/stranded-...back-1.3315992
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Or hope some native girl rides up with hot coffee to check on you.
http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/stranded-...back-1.3315992
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