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I live in the Springfield, MO area and am looking to go camping on a weekend, most likely in spetember. Anyone have any suggestions on where to go? It needs to be close enough that I can get tehre after work with enough time to set-up camp and a fire before it gets dark so liek 30 to 45 minutes away tops.
Okay who is going camping with me?
I have always been fascinated by nature, bushcraft, and pretty much anything outdoors. I had some bad experiences in the past with wildlife and have become a bit jumpy in the woods. I have a four year old daughter who is really enthusiastic about hiking and camping, but I find that having her around has only amplified my fears. Instead of enjoying a trail, I end up stressed the whole time about snakes, spiders, and any other manner of creature that could hurt her; I even had a nightmare that we were tent camping and I woke (in my dream) to find her being dragged into the woods. (I have always had extremely vivid dreams.) It also didn't help that I walked right past a cottonmouth not long ago and she ended up just a few feet from it.So what it comes down to is that I am finding it difficult to find a good balance of caution vs. adventure.
I love camping hiking swmiming, anything out doors been camping most of my life. I grew up in northern Michigan and love to explore up there when I can.
Humm..sorry about that.
KC= Kansas City
I know bush craft but don't really don't know a whole lot about river travel. I have a few charts but the sand can change at any time making anything other then a flat bottom boat hard to navigate. Good thing is that they dredge the Missouri river often so with the most current charts it's possible, bad thing is that the river is very,very low right now due to not enough rain. Unless your talking about using a canoe or kayak then that's a different story altogether, but would be a hell of a trip!
I to would like to do the MO. river to the gulf. I was thinking of doing a short trip this summer from KC. MO. to Columbia, MO.(were I live) just to see how it went. I had a buddy that built his own house boat and did the whole trip you talking about in 3 months. I'm big into bush-craft but a bit out of practice, hehe.
I am an experienced camper, mainly backpacking and hoping to find some kindred souls here. I am currently trying to decide on a bucket list epic trip the AT or a trip down the Missouri to the Mississippi to the gulf. Any input?
cool Mark. I actually meant So Cal, not social, but causal camping is lots of fun too. easy in and easy out
where are the socal campers?
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