First Timers any advice - Page 2 - CamperCommunity Forums

Join Now!

Go Back   CamperCommunity Forums > Camping > Camping Tips and Hints

First Timers any advice

CamperCommunity.com is the premier Camper Community Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 07-19-2011, 05:44 PM
JoeS's Avatar
Enthusiastic Camper
Camper Type: None
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: las Vegas
Posts: 112
Default

well darn, but my wife tells me that I have monkey toes and she has never seen anyone foot that has 3 knuckle joints that are usable.
__________________
Our production team designs and creates Rv Parts & Accessories in 48 hours.

Places I have Camped at Civilian/Army
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #17  
Old 09-06-2011, 04:20 PM
Camper
Camper Type: Tent
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pittsburgh , PA
Posts: 9
Default

Keep the tent stakes that came with the tent as the emergency supply, go buy some real stakes. And get a good tarp/ground cloth for under the tent.

Should be a hair smaller than the footprint of the tent floor. Bigger is ok, but make sure to fold it under, and fold it "under" when you fold it under the tent, so the fold doesn't trap water. Perfect size is an inch or so under/away from sidewalls, so whole floor is protected, but none of the ground cloth is showing. If it shows, it can collect rain/dew and funnel it under the tent.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-08-2011, 05:50 PM
Camper
Camper Type: Tent
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: georgia
Posts: 14
Default

I have a different take on the electronics.Teens are connected and it's important to them. Not so important to us, but we weren't raised in their digital generation. We leave the computers and Xbox,etc, at home but i allow cell phones, iPods and our little TV/DVD player. We don't use electronics during meals or when gathering around the campfire, but i have no problem with the kids texting their friends while their fooling around at the campground. We don't use the TV during the day at all. but after dark we gather the camp chairs, pop some popcorn and break out the sodas and peanuts for a little family time. Put in a favorite musical or a scary movie--the modern day version of ghost stories. Now that the kids don't camp with us, we no longer bring the TV. But it was really a great thing during those teen years.

Other things we did with the teens was go horseback riding, ride ATVs, go on hayrides, bring the bicycles, take them on shopping trips, go apple picking, tubing, and go out for pizza. Let's face it.Teens are not as easily entertained with making a nature collection or doing leaf rubbings like the were in their younger days. There was a day when I could give them a stick & a bucket and set them down by the creek and they'd play all day. Camping with teens, especially girls, requires a better carrot. I kept our kids camping with us as long as i could, by bringing friends and allowing them to bring the electronics, stay up late and sleep in, cook over their own campfire,etc. There's no reason to insist on doing only back-to-nature stuff if your kids are bored to tears.
Coopercrew5 likes this.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #19  
Old 09-30-2011, 08:47 PM
Gus's Avatar
Gus Gus is offline
Enthusiastic Camper
Camper Type: Tent
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Eastern Shore of Maryland, USA
Posts: 38
Default

Those "finger" shoes may be great. I don't know, never tried them, or spoke to any one who had - but the first time I saw them wasn't on the shelf - it was on a lady grocery shopping. I followed her for two aisles to make sure I wasn't hallucinating - then had to hide while I laughed.



Gus
"Of course I trust my political representatives ... just not with my liberties or my wallet" :Camping with Gus
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:25 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.