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Old 12-20-2007, 06:57 AM
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Smile What's the one thing you can't camp without?

The must have for camping. Everyone has a few things that they just have to have when they go camping. I know for me I have a list of must haves that I check off everytime I go camping. Other than beer, because that's just automatic. "We're going camping......I gotta get some beer!" For me it's my pie iron. Ya it's good for pies but making a philly cheese steak sandwich in a pie iron over a campfire is out of this world. I think I'd be pretty upset if I forgot that at home.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:26 AM
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I always have to take my griddle. I often cook pancakes for breakfast, and we also use it for cooking bacon, eggs etc.. Its a must have for me.
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It may sound too simple, but I must have a flashlight for those nighttime walks to the bathhouse and such. Or a lantern, but this is a must have for me
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:36 AM
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Nothing is too simple here. Flashlights are very important tool to pack up. Especially if you have kids that are a bit scared of the dark like I do. Also good for shadow puppets when they are scared. It scares off the boogy man.
I forgot a lighter and matches once. I had the campfire already to go but nothing to light it with. Rubbing two sticks together was out of the question. Good thing we had good neighbours. So a BBQ Lighter I would say is a must have.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:11 AM
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most definitely the bbq lighter. i use that for numerous things, campfires, water heater lighting, oven lighting, etc...
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:50 PM
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Can opener. Man was I mad when I couldn't open a can of beans.
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Well, I would say my Camp Chef Gas Grill. I can hear you now, charcoal is what you use to camp, but I can cook everything from breakfast to a turkey on my grill. Did I mention that it doubles as a fish fryer, now what do you have to say?
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:35 PM
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yeah, it is a nice grill. but, i do use my charcoal grill often for indirect cooking boston butts and ribs etc... and i also have a fish fryer

i got one of them bag chair rockers for christmas, been wanting one. I have a feeling it will be on top of my list of must haves



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Well, I would say my Camp Chef Gas Grill. I can hear you now, charcoal is what you use to camp, but I can cook everything from breakfast to a turkey on my grill. Did I mention that it doubles as a fish fryer, now what do you have to say?


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Hey, you aren't old enough to do any rocking. Guess I'll have to check it out for you.
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:24 PM
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Hey, you aren't old enough to do any rocking. Guess I'll have to check it out for you.
well, after a few "adult" beverages, i need somewhere to sit and rock.

if I sit in a chair that doesnt rock, its obvious i am swaying, but in a rocking chair, swaying movement is expected and therefore undected as too many beverages



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Old 12-27-2007, 01:43 PM
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Nice! I like you thinking. I'll be picking one up for myself. Bass Pro always has them on sale.
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:45 PM
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My aunt gave me one for christmas, she said they bought 4 of them on a clearance sale at Kohls for $5.88. I wish i had seen that sale



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Hey, that's the same excuse I used on the cruise. "That's not me swaying back and forth, that's the boat". Now I understand the rocking chair theory.
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now this sounds like something I can relate to.

other than that, also my pocket knife is something I cant leave at home. I can do about anything with it, cutting, opening a can, cooking, a lot of things

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well, after a few "adult" beverages, i need somewhere to sit and rock.

if I sit in a chair that doesnt rock, its obvious i am swaying, but in a rocking chair, swaying movement is expected and therefore undected as too many beverages
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:24 AM
 
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Cricket, I agree. You have to have a knife, this is a must. I carry one all the time, not just camping.
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