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Forum: Camping Discussion 05-30-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,031
Posted By bdean
Yes to Geocaching!

Yes! Geocaching is an excellent -- fun -- and technology-savy to get kids engaged in the great outoors. And, so educational!
Forum: Camping Discussion 05-25-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,017
Posted By bdean
But, beyond my last post, I am considering some...

But, beyond my last post, I am considering some options for myself. At that same campgound (our favorite), we discovered this year that the fridge in our new camper will drain the battery quite...
Forum: Camping Discussion 05-25-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,017
Posted By bdean
I am in agreement with some others regarding the...

I am in agreement with some others regarding the generator. PLEASE DO NOT!! The noise is very annoying!! I remember last year we were at one of our favorite spots -- in the "lower" grounds...
Forum: Camping Discussion 05-25-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 25,760
Posted By bdean
Interesting Thread! Indeed -- who are these...

Interesting Thread! Indeed -- who are these people? As a lifelong camper, I do not shower every day (when camping) -- unless it is particularly hot/humid. But, I do take a shower every...
Forum: Camping Discussion 05-25-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,031
Posted By bdean
For us, the electronics are only for the ride. ...

For us, the electronics are only for the ride. I resist that sometimes as well. I remember our camping trips - growing up - to be just as much about watching out the window during the trip as it...
Forum: Camping Discussion 05-25-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,874
Posted By bdean
Last year we were camping at one of our favorite...

Last year we were camping at one of our favorite spots (northern MN) -- and learned that that MN State parks were all engaged in a GeoCaching plan whereby you could collect each park's "Trading card"...
Forum: Camping Discussion 05-25-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,874
Posted By bdean
We love biking as a family. But, the kids also...

We love biking as a family. But, the kids also love wading in the rivers or lakes. Hiking! Exploring! Always an adventure! Collectively, we like going to familiar spots. But, every year...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-14-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By bdean
welcome to a fellow Iowan!

welcome to a fellow Iowan!
Forum: RV / Camper Discussions 05-14-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,242
Posted By bdean
To me this looks like the body of a small "motor...

To me this looks like the body of a small "motor home", and it has been removed from it's host chassis. Notice the "form" on the front where it would have "wrapped" the cab of the host vehicle. ...
Forum: RV / Camper Discussions 05-14-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,498
Posted By bdean
I have actually seen hitch extenders --...

I have actually seen hitch extenders -- specifically for this purpose. One of our best family camping friends have a pop-up, and they have the rack that goes on top of the popup. They can...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-13-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By bdean
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-12-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By bdean
Hey Greencrew! Your experience is not...

Hey Greencrew!

Your experience is not unusual. Many folks who are no-longer 20 yrs old soon tire of sleeping in tents. However, many on this forum will argue it's the only sort of "real"...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-05-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By bdean
welcome aboard!! I have some much-loved...

welcome aboard!! I have some much-loved relatives in Colorado -- and enjoy the shear beauty of that state whenever we can. Haven't been there for a while -- need to again soon.

Welcome!
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-03-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By bdean
Hello Kim! And Welcome!! I (and many on...

Hello Kim! And Welcome!!

I (and many on this forum) am a life-long camper. I also have a family of 5, and my wife has quickly adapted to the camping lifestyle, and our kids have all now been...
Forum: Camping Tips and Hints 04-03-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,774
Posted By bdean
I'm going to have to check-out Goodwill. never...

I'm going to have to check-out Goodwill. never thought of that for camping gear.
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-17-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By bdean
welcome! welcome! welcome!

welcome! welcome! welcome!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 50,489
Posted By bdean
Thank you! But, it was last year -- and for the...

Thank you! But, it was last year -- and for the moment it is in winter storage. I didn't take pics for this purpose when I got it. So -- while it sounded like a good idea -- I may have to pass...
Forum: Camping Tips and Hints 03-14-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,078
Posted By bdean
Yes ... good idea. I use my cell phone camera...

Yes ... good idea. I use my cell phone camera to photograph all sorts of stuff -- just to remember. What's nice is that the new cell phones have pretty good cameras, and photos can be expanded...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-14-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By bdean
Welcome! Welcome!

Welcome! Welcome!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 50,489
Posted By bdean
I'm new here. Is that typical? Normal?? We just...

I'm new here. Is that typical? Normal?? We just got a new one last year. Is it too late?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 50,489
Posted By bdean
I think that most campgrounds will "officially"...

I think that most campgrounds will "officially" outlaw drinking so that they have "grounds" to stand on when it becomes a problem.

Also, since it is officially "banned" -- people tend to be more...
Forum: Camping Recipes 03-09-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,832
Posted By bdean
Good ole pancakes on the campstove -- cast iron...

Good ole pancakes on the campstove -- cast iron griddle is also hard to beat! Always eat your waffles and pancakes with a bit of peanut-butter on your fork!!

A camping friend also introduced us...
Forum: Camping Tips and Hints 03-09-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,632
Posted By bdean
I really like and embrace the idea of these .......

I really like and embrace the idea of these .... however, finding good quality ones is a bit of challenge. Often they are poorly built/constructed --- or, they have bad storage/batteries.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,593
Posted By bdean
I ran across that show as well. Certainly an...

I ran across that show as well. Certainly an interested effort on O's part. I think she authentically tried -- and given the surroundings (camera crews, etc.) - it was probably as well as could...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,076
Posted By bdean
last year we were out EVERY available weekend --...

last year we were out EVERY available weekend -- which included a couple of extended vacations. It was great!! We're hoping to do the same this year -- but, with the price of gas ....
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