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  1. newduk

    newduk Elite Refuge Member

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    Duck camp is a rented house in Arkansas. Some have been rat dens, some a little nicer. But I have loved tent camping since I was a kid. Camped all over the country in my younger years, but been years since I've spent the night in a tent. Not sure my bones would tolerate it as well as in years past. It's a moot point now tho, wifey dislikes snakes and bugs, so no tent camping for us. Her idea of roughing it, is if the hotel doesn't have turn down service. :D
     
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  2. Quarne

    Quarne Elite Refuge Member

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    Well, I agree with your Wife!:clap
     
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  3. newduk

    newduk Elite Refuge Member

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    Unwind after a nice dinner, with a good single malt on the club level. Then retire to a king bed with crisp linens. I don't complain too much.:D
     
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  4. Woodduck31

    Woodduck31 Elite Refuge Member

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    it's been crazy to think of how much the "necessary" stuff list has grown. 20 years ago the boys and I would go backpacking for a week with three 40lb backpacks. Now to go camping and include the wife and grandkids we have to take two trips, one to pull the camper and one to bring the gear. I can't say I don't enjoy the queen bed after a long day of rigorous battles with brown trout on the henry's fork. It's a tough life, but I'll deal with it.
     
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  5. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    I agree with the "crazy". I'm amazed at how little we used to carry when spotlighting during zero degree weather and I am ashamed at how much we need now just to hunt chukar off the road. Never mind if we have to chase them up the hills.
     
  6. Rice Hunter

    Rice Hunter Elite Refuge Member

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    I figure a couple weeks of year in a tent is something I should always do. I used to think it would make me appreciate the finer things, but I've found out it is something I actually enjoy.

    Just got me a new big Agnes Copper Spur ul2. My old kelty gave it up during covid. Will be trying at in an undisclosed NF soon chasing some big trout (I hope).
     
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  7. Pirogue

    Pirogue Elite Refuge Member

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    Fug a tent !!
     
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  8. drahthaarducker

    drahthaarducker Elite Refuge Member

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    My camping days on Assateague was a 4x4 drive to the VA line, blankets, campfire, cooler and grill. You couldn't actually camp but could "fish all night".

    In California I use a tent,cot, stove...
    but out here I'm always in campgrounds.

    I'm living in a 28' travel trailer and have my home in Maryland rented out since June 2017.

    I guess I've actually been on a 3 year camping trip.

    I love it, dont miss the house and upkeep one bit, I just let my property manager deal with it.
     
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  9. Clam

    Clam Senior Refuge Member

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    I spent my 20’s through 40’s camping in first a van, then a pickup camper. All over Washington, BC was my favorite destination, and a couple trips to Alaska. Wonderful memories and experiences.

    Nowadays I really enjoy comfort, so I always stay in the best hotel within a reasonable distance to the hunting grounds. I tried a motor home and it was okay, but not worth the hassle for a week long trip.
     
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  10. oldfireguy

    oldfireguy Senior Refuge Member

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    Small cabin on 40 ac UP Michigan for deer.
    8 bunk bird camp ND Coteau for birds.
    Wall tent for Colorado elk.
     
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