Rufus T Switters
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Camping - how do you do it? what is "camping" to you?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Shelton Jan 21, 2014. 21 Replies

i like camping, i go out as often as i can. i often hike in with my camping stuff on my back, but lately i've been mostly car camping, that is, i drive to a site, pull out a tent from the trunk, set…Continue

please allow me to introduce myself

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rufus T Switters Jan 19, 2014. 5 Replies

hello. i've been lurking for quite a while, reading the blog, loving it. i finally decided to join the forum. i look forward to talking about manly stuff and learning and passing on any knowlege i've…Continue

 

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Rick Shelton replied to Rufus T Switters's discussion Camping - how do you do it? what is "camping" to you?
"Camping equipment: Knife."
Jan 21, 2014
Karl Helweg replied to Rufus T Switters's discussion Camping - how do you do it? what is "camping" to you?
Jan 21, 2014
Mountaineer 1975 replied to Rufus T Switters's discussion Camping - how do you do it? what is "camping" to you?
"With my family, car camping...solo, I carry in everything.  I go light and fast, minimal even in winter soloing.  I have climbed a few big mountains, mules carrying 2-3 weeks worth of gear and food and fuel to base camp, climb/carry high,…"
Jan 21, 2014
Rufus T Switters replied to Stuart Charles's discussion Open source operating systems? Any advice?
"red hat linux, or puppy linux, both are easy and there is tons of support online to help you. great community."
Jan 20, 2014
Rufus T Switters replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Keeping a reading journal.
"i've been keeping a book log for about 11 years now.   it's a small pocket calendar thing, about the size of a large checkbook, with open dates.  each new year i start a new "chapter".  each entry is the date…"
Jan 19, 2014
Rufus T Switters replied to Augustin's discussion Dealing with weaknesses in character.
"deal with them one at a time.  write it out, that helps a ton.  for example, you have a fear of what others think of you?  write out what EXACTLY you fear, do you fear not getting invited to join in their reindeer games? do you think…"
Jan 19, 2014
Rufus T Switters replied to Rufus T Switters's discussion please allow me to introduce myself
"nice, i'm glad someone got that....well done sir, well done"
Jan 19, 2014
The Dutch Dastard replied to Rufus T Switters's discussion Camping - how do you do it? what is "camping" to you?
"It absolutely counts as camping, but remember i'm essentially trespassing and building illegal fires in an area absolutely swamped with day-people with loud music about 5 minutes removed from total civilization. The area is heavily over fished,…"
Jan 19, 2014
Carl Monster replied to Rufus T Switters's discussion Camping - how do you do it? what is "camping" to you?
"Never developed a taste for camping; too much bother, too many bugs. I prefer to enjoy nature through a screened window at night, with full kitchen and bathroom facilities available."
Jan 18, 2014
Tyler M. replied to Rufus T Switters's discussion Camping - how do you do it? what is "camping" to you?
"I rest my case."
Jan 18, 2014
Tyler M. replied to Rufus T Switters's discussion Camping - how do you do it? what is "camping" to you?
"It seems you're determined to convince me I need to go to Alaska.. heh."
Jan 18, 2014
Liam Strain replied to Rufus T Switters's discussion Camping - how do you do it? what is "camping" to you?
"When it's just me (or me and the dog) - Canvas backpack, Whelen pattern tent, canvas bed roll (sometimes with a foam pad, sometimes not, sometimes with a sleeping bag inside, sometimes just a wool blanket). Axe (where firewood gathering is…"
Jan 18, 2014
Jake Frac replied to Rufus T Switters's discussion Camping - how do you do it? what is "camping" to you?
"After being a grunt in the Army and backpacking for years with the mentality of "just in case double duty" method of gear packing, I became a convert to ultralight lightweight backpacking. A sil nylon tarp, a hammock and as light as I can…"
Jan 18, 2014
Forrest Ross replied to Rufus T Switters's discussion Camping - how do you do it? what is "camping" to you?
"https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/252_42410395614_9986_n.jpg If your adventure doesn't require a base camp, it's not camping; it's an extended hangout session in the wilderness."
Jan 18, 2014
Tim the Enforcer replied to Rufus T Switters's discussion Camping - how do you do it? what is "camping" to you?
"Dude, seriously...you win. I'd kill for the chance to camp like that.  Well, not literally,but that IS real camping."
Jan 18, 2014
Wayne replied to Rufus T Switters's discussion Camping - how do you do it? what is "camping" to you?
"I grew up in the PNW camping, hunting, and fisher were a big part of my families lives. I don't get to get much of it in anymore due to my profession but when I do, I pack light. Usually just basic gear in a backpack and a tarp for cover. It…"
Jan 17, 2014

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