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Forum: Camping Discussion 08-03-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,408
Posted By bruiseviolet
That rule only holds true for Grizzly bear. ...

That rule only holds true for Grizzly bear. Black bears will not stop attacking if you play dead. =)
Forum: Camping Discussion 08-03-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,408
Posted By bruiseviolet
Red face Had a blast camping

Thanks. You didn't scare me =) Just have been busy. We went to a campground recommended by a friend, and found it was not a good fit for our family. So after setting up in 108 degree heat- we...
Forum: Tent Camping 07-17-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,417
Posted By bruiseviolet
Tent Camping in Extreme Heat

Most of you are also facing this- the extreme heat and humidity we are going to have this week. Aside from spending lots of time in the water and the shade- how are you or have you kept cool in a...
Forum: Camping Recipes 07-14-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,196
Posted By bruiseviolet
Do you have a Meijers or somewhere close to you? ...

Do you have a Meijers or somewhere close to you? While out shopping last night in Wal*Mart in their outdoor section- they had single packages of them for sale. Why not go try one of those and see...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,113
Posted By bruiseviolet
I agree with you. I am thankful we aren't one of...

I agree with you. I am thankful we aren't one of those families. My parents were strict with us around the camp fire and we are with out kids too. When they are at the campfire they HAVE to sit...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-14-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By bruiseviolet
Thank you for the welcome, it's nice to meet you!...

Thank you for the welcome, it's nice to meet you! We will enjoy our tent camping- I have very fond memories of tent camping as a child too =) As much as I love tent camping- there is something to...
Forum: Camping Discussion 07-14-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,408
Posted By bruiseviolet
Oh yes they love bird feeders. I have never seen...

Oh yes they love bird feeders. I have never seen a bear in our area- although I know there is a good possibility there are some bears in the area (they keep moving farther south into southern...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-13-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By bruiseviolet
New Tent Camping Family

Hello everyone and thanks for letting me join your wonderful community!

I came across this site and searching for awhile for a camping forum with active TENT campers- not just sites for rv only...
Forum: Tent Camping 07-13-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,085
Posted By bruiseviolet
You are very correct- it is NOT a four seasons...

You are very correct- it is NOT a four seasons tent =) We knew we would be cold- it was a last minute bluegrass festival we went to the last weekend of september here in Michigan. We didn't have...
Forum: Camping Discussion 07-13-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,408
Posted By bruiseviolet
You are very correct. I don't think I came...

You are very correct. I don't think I came across clear enough- I'm not so much worried about us- I feel I know enough to do things properly to not worry about the bears. (My only concern is me and...
Forum: Campgrounds, Resorts and Attractions 07-13-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,026
Posted By bruiseviolet
I have some suggestions for you- as I live in...

I have some suggestions for you- as I live in West Michigan. Question though-

(1) are you look more inland towards grand rapids surrounding areas or are you looking somewhere along the...
Forum: Camping Tips and Hints 07-13-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,560
Posted By bruiseviolet
Exclamation We saved money by using sheets and blankets from...

We saved money by using sheets and blankets from home instead of sleeping bags too.

Another way to save it to really prioritize your needs. For example, we tent camp- and decided that to make...
Forum: Camping Discussion 07-13-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,408
Posted By bruiseviolet
Angry Black Bears & Tents

I feel so silly- but I have a phobia of Bears. (thankfully we only have black bears here in Michigan). It never bothered me as a child, and we frequently went camping up in northern michigan in a...
Forum: Tent Camping 07-13-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,085
Posted By bruiseviolet
We own an Eddie Bauer Baker 3 in 1 tent. While...

We own an Eddie Bauer Baker 3 in 1 tent. While it's not top of the line- it is tall (can stand up inside of it) and it has room for us plus our 3 kids(with air matresses)- and room for all of our...
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