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[#] Fri May 30 2008 11:17:52 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Well, there's camping and then there's real camping. Real camping meaning no conveniences nearby like running water, toilets or showers, or stores where you can restock. As opposed to the "camping" I'll be doing next month, where there are not just toilets but actual real ones and not outhouses. And showers which, though outdoor, have warm water. And the slightly inconvenient but available option of getting a ride to town (1/2 hour or so away) at some point for more ice and fresh food. So that's not real camping. But it's still getting out in nature and that's nice. As far as camping food goes, it doesn't have to be fancy to not suck. If you don't want to travel with things like eggs or highly perishable stuff, there is still a lot you can do with canned stuff, and hot dogs last fairly well with minimal worries. At burning man we would put dry ice in the bottom of the cooler under the regular ice and that would keep us going for about half the week.. we would enjoy whatever real perishables we had earlier in the week, then later in the week more canned stuff, dried stuff, pasta etc. Also fruit lasts pretty well if you keep it reasonably cool. Word to the wise, do not put fruit in a cooler containing dry ice, the CO2 will spoil it.

At this particular camping trip I have coming up, it is a festival where they will be running a communal kitchen people can buy into.. but as I am on staff for the festival, I am getting that for free. So I get three meals a day if I show up in time for them. But I won't. Plus I am arriving before the kitchen starts and leaving after it ends. But it means I just need to really bring two days or so of actual food and then the rest is just snackey stuff like apple sauce, trail mix, tea and hot chocolate, jerkey, fruit etc and a few filler meals. So I am not going to bring a lot of perishable stuff, probably make things like eggs and hot dogs and beans at the beginning and non perishable stuff like pasta with tuna at the end. And I'll bring a ton of fruit, bread, peanut butter...

[#] Fri May 30 2008 11:17:54 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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While there MAY be less people driving in the future due to the price of gas, people still need to get to work. Possibly they'll take mass transportation. Also possible - to see over time, not immediately - is a lessening of SUV's on the road and a move to smaller cars.

[#] Fri May 30 2008 11:21:29 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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transportation. Also possible - to see over time, not immediately - is

a lessening of SUV's on the road and a move to smaller cars.


And the Japanese will anticipate that trend and come out with great small cars that are much more technologically advanced than the American car companies, and the American companies will be fucked...

Oh wait, that already happened... ;)

[#] Fri May 30 2008 11:29:06 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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Juggling festivals (which is pretty much the only thing I'll camp for) are always held at venues with showers and toilets and all that good stuff. There are always a handful of people who sleep in the gym too.

[#] Fri May 30 2008 13:40:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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We used to go camping every year. It was always at a "family camping" type facility where there was a bathhouse with hot showers and real toilets on-site.
Funny how when we had kids (and actually became a "family") we stopped going.
:(

[#] Fri May 30 2008 13:53:44 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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PP - well, a little Mini wouldn't manage, for sure! <g>  But, the mid-size Toyota 4Runner does just fine.

I actually really love both kinds of camping.  Like some of you, I was "raised" on the tent kind, which has the merit of getting back to nature pretty  closely, which is awesome.  Though I must admit that I no longer go without my air mattress (ow!). 

This was actually purchased by my Mom as a...compromise with her SO, who refused to go anywhere without bathrooms.  <laughs>  It's only been used a couple of times (she bought it new but got sick just a little later).  But I have to admit - it is gorgeous, comfortable, and easy.  I mean - you pack it up once and all you have to do before you go the next time is a quick check and some food shopping....it's like a personal hotel on wheels!  There's a lot to be said for that....   My problem is that I'm a wuss and afraid of trailing something behind my vehicle.  :-)



[#] Sat May 31 2008 14:00:22 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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more awesome than that - if you're a religious Jew, you make the kitchen kosher, and you can eat real food.

I'm personally very much into hot and cold food (as opposed to canned stuff eaten room temp from a can) My father is obsessed with sardines. 

obsessed I tell you. 

 



[#] Sat May 31 2008 22:46:48 EDT from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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More off-topic crap from "Uncensored." Can't you people just shut the fuck up?

[#] Mon Jun 02 2008 13:18:08 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I'm personally very much into getting a hotel room when I travel. Camping is an activity unto itself.

[#] Mon Jun 02 2008 13:23:40 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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I think a camper like this has advantages over a hotel room - specifically that you can eat your own cooking and not unpack/repack every night.

OTOH, if I'm going someplace where I get there in one day and I plan to stay a week, then a hotel's great. This would be more for a coast-to-coast trip. My parents are planning one next month - but they're flying back to NY from the left coast. If they could find a buyer for it in California, they'd probably be happy to buy it and re-sell it later, but the logistics are a bit much.



[#] Mon Jun 02 2008 17:55:31 EDT from Ygorl @ Uncensored

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Personally, I've enjoyed seeing gas prices increase because of all the problems it causes for all of the inconsiderate SUV drivers.

I drive 80 miles a day for my job, but I drive a sensible Japanese car and the increased fuel prices haven't inconvenienced me in the slightest.

[#] Mon Jun 02 2008 18:04:58 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Yuri - That includes your electric bill and/or natural gas bill? It also means that propane prices have gone up and it costs more to bbq porkalicious items.

[#] Mon Jun 02 2008 18:06:14 EDT from Ygorl @ Uncensored

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Yep, no skin off my ass. I hope the prices keep rising until there isn't a single SUV left on the road. Good times.

[#] Mon Jun 02 2008 18:24:44 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Jun 2 2008 6:06pm from Ygorl @uncnsrd

Yep, no skin off my ass. I hope the prices keep rising until there

isn't a single SUV left on the road. Good times.



And then what?

[#] Mon Jun 02 2008 21:10:02 EDT from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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I guess not, the "Uncensored" circle-jerk continues.

As does the censorship.


Lying hypocrites...

[#] Mon Jun 02 2008 21:13:21 EDT from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Do the same tools exist other Cit/UX boards that "Uncensored" uses to babble off-topic and censor? If so why not put an end to the babble and lies?

If not why are you being denied the same tools?

[#] Mon Jun 02 2008 21:33:36 EDT from Ygorl @ Uncensored

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And then I'll throw a fucking party.

[#] Tue Jun 03 2008 01:15:25 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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& I'll come by hot-air balloon? :)

[#] Tue Jun 03 2008 05:20:20 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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tril, lets hire a zeppelin NT and go there by this.

They're such a compfortable travel, plus don't take much fuel (compared to planes) either. 



[#] Tue Jun 03 2008 11:31:58 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Yep, no skin off my ass. I hope the prices keep rising until there

isn't a single SUV left on the road. Good times.

I'm kind of inclined to agree, but of course I'd prefer an SUV tax.

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