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Old 09-06-2018, 08:42 PM   #376
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:28 PM   #377
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:39 AM   #378
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Why not? There's a fortune to be made by a stud like yourself.

Or get a couple robots and critique porn films on the screen for your own cable show.
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:27 PM   #379
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I think he's saying that camping is a means more than an end. Over planning and overpacking and over expecting....



you're going about it like the goal is to do normal things outside. Which is all fine if you're practicing for something, but the idea of camping is so you can go do something for a few days where it would not work if you had to go home to sleep each night. at least it is t me....
but maybe you are enamored with the adventure of the logistics. It sure looks like you're having fun obsessing about each detail. you do you, and don't worry about what we think of WHY.

I see. I mean, I am enjoying it for the most part. I like learning something new every time. It sucks that I keep going home, but I just couldn't deal with the bugs. I would love to figure out exactly where I can and can't camp.

I like trying to cook real food (if/when I can actually build a fire). I am slowly letting some things go - like the grill. It's just too much of a pain in the ass. I like (mostly) trying things out before I'm so far that I can't actually go home. It makes me feel like when this year is out, I can do the camping thing without thinking too much about it and just go. It also gives me an idea of the comfort level of possibly backpacking (don't think I can do that until I can get used to hammock sleeping).

I'm even taking notes!!

And the idea of getting to all the parks? I am on a mission there! I WILL get all the stamps by the end of the year!!
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:29 PM   #380
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The best way to beat the bugs is camp somewhere windy, like a mountain top or shore. But both of them bring up different shit like lightning and alligators.

I agree, camping alone the prospect of building a fire and cooking a multi course meal is far from tempting. If there's a group cooking can be a shared thing, a fun thing.

But alone, cookies and corn chips would go well with a good book.


edit: I've got it, you need a Faraday cage, I giant bug zapper you can sit in.
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:36 AM   #381
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I would gladly lounge in a Faraday cage provided the NC noseeums can't get through.

I think I'm still going to try to camp at Lake Waccamaw in a couple weeks (depending on what the status of the park is after the hurricane). It'll suck to have to abandon camp again because of bugs, but if it works out, then I will be a happy camper. It's worth the risk, I think.
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:43 PM   #382
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There are lightweight protective base layers out there that work against many, though not all, insects. They're made of nylon which dries relatively quickly if it gets wet. The main drawback is that they're expensive. You might want to peruse them. Here's one brand:

Rynoskin

They can be bought for less than what the manufacturer sells them direct (if you can find the size and color you want):

Walmart

Just some nice to know information.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:30 PM   #383
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I would gladly lounge in a Faraday cage provided the NC noseeums can't get through.

I think I'm still going to try to camp at Lake Waccamaw in a couple weeks (depending on what the status of the park is after the hurricane). It'll suck to have to abandon camp again because of bugs, but if it works out, then I will be a happy camper. It's worth the risk, I think.
First you spray the screens before bedtime and inside too. Get the liquid with the finger pump bottle as there are more oz and less aerosol.

Second I live 30 minutes from the lake. I will buy you lunch. Dales Seafood is right there at the lake. They suck. There is a decent small Chinese restaurant by Hills when you roll into town(ha). When they serve your food you have to wait for it to cool to eat. The other decent place is in Whiteville.
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:06 AM   #384
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Rynoskin wants $15 to ship one shirt... ouch.
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:15 AM   #385
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In a lot of size and color combinations, you can get both a better price and free shipping on Amazon. It pays to shop around.

https://www.amazon.com/RYNOSKIN-Mosq...rch&th=1&psc=1
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:28 AM   #386
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@sexobon - Full body suit? In North Carolina summers? That is only "resistant" to mosquito bites costing $100? I think I'll just find places to camp where they don't bite me.

@captainhook455 - I'd be happy to meet up for lunch cap! Chinese is good for me. We can work out the details closer to the date.
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:29 AM   #387
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I'd be more concerned with ticks and chiggers, but camping in campgrounds and hiking established trails is safer than wilderness stuff where it's hard to be aware of everything that might be crawling on you.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:04 PM   #388
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I'm a big fan of permethrin on long pants and long sleeves. I'd rather be hot than have lyme disease.

I initially bought Sawyer permethrin, but just recently discovered Martin's permethrin for about one 50th the cost, you just have to dilute it the correct amount before spraying with your own sprayer.
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:43 PM   #389
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I'm a big fan of permethrin on long pants and long sleeves. I'd rather be hot than have lyme disease.

I initially bought Sawyer permethrin, but just recently discovered Martin's permethrin for about one 50th the cost, you just have to dilute it the correct amount before spraying with your own sprayer.
I used it on all my hiking clothes. Apparently, I didn't use enough. I got bit through my pants last time.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:49 PM   #390
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@sexobon - Full body suit? In North Carolina summers? That is only "resistant" to mosquito bites costing $100? I think I'll just find places to camp where they don't bite me.
Yeah, well, the nylon weave is designed to wick moisture away from the body and help cool through evaporation. They used to advertise a comfort rating to 96 F. Nylon undergarments can work well. I know a little about what works in North Carolina summers having lived there for several years while assigned to Fort Bragg; also, going through Special Forces training at Camp Mackall and over in the Uwharrie National Forest. There are certainly less expensive alternatives for recreational ventures though.
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