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Have you ever camped out in a tent? If so, what's the most fun you remember having while tent-camping?

Posted - November 12, 2022

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  • 52854

      Yes, in both the Boy Scouts as a youngster, and then later in life in the Marine Corps. Very different experiences, lol.  I can’t pinpoint any particularly memorable “most fun” experience, but that doesn’t mean overall they were bad. I never went camping again after I left active duty. (By the way, thanks for posting this question based on inspiration that you received. You really turned things around on me. Wink, wink.)



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      November 12, 2022 8:14 AM MST
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  • 10027
    Sorry that I neglected to give you a shout-out! 

    I've just recalled another very funny part about my most 'adult' fun experience in a tent. The tent was not of the pop-up variety, and we'd foolishly set it up in the sand. We awoke to find the tent had almost completely collapsed on top of us! So funny! 

    Yet. You haven't yet gone camping since leaving active duty. Or are you 100% against the idea? 
      November 12, 2022 9:47 AM MST
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  • 52854

     

      I have no interest in going camping. It’s as likely to happen in my future as is marrying a certain woman in Minnesota who shall remain unnamed here for the time being. If she’ll have me, I just may go camping again someday. Shhhhhh.
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      November 12, 2022 11:41 AM MST
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  • 10027
    She won't have you. But you might have a change of heart about camping, still. You never know! 
      November 12, 2022 5:04 PM MST
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  • 52854

     

      Wait, how do you know that she won’t have me? The two of you have talked about it? Did she say something to you? Have you heard anything?  If you’re so confident that she won’t have me, then there’s no camping in my future. Grrrrrrr.


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      November 12, 2022 5:11 PM MST
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  • 10027
    You know I'm not spilling any of her tea! 

    Sistahs before mistahs. 
      November 12, 2022 5:20 PM MST
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  • 52854

     

      Wow, you went straight-up homegirl on me! (Refreshing shift in codes from your normal sway; I kind of like it!)
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      November 19, 2022 6:43 AM MST
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  • 10027
    I might have reverted to trashing my mind with some Real Housewives of Potomac and Atlanta recently. Old distractions die hard...




      November 19, 2022 9:35 AM MST
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  • 52854

    Lol. 

    (Would you believe that I have never seen any of those shows from that series?)
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      November 19, 2022 10:04 AM MST
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  • 10027
    Yes. I would be more surprised if you said you've seen them! 

    One very appealing aspect for me is that they all travel a lot. I've vicariously visited many beautiful and exotic and interesting places over the years via watching this series. 
      November 19, 2022 3:58 PM MST
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  • 44115
    Many times. Most fun was in Florida with another couple. It was an isolated campground and we were the only ones there. There was a small lake there.
      November 12, 2022 9:21 AM MST
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  • 10027
    Nice!

    You know me, E. My mind goes straight to the possibility of encounters with dangerous wildlife (alligators, snakes and panthers, oh my!) as the most fun and adventurous part of such a trip. 

      November 12, 2022 9:38 AM MST
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  • 44115
    How about birds landing on our fingers and topless women. (They were jealous of me and my friend.) This post was edited by Element 99 at November 14, 2022 8:04 PM MST
      November 12, 2022 12:09 PM MST
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  • 10027
    What kind of birds? 
      November 12, 2022 5:04 PM MST
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  • 44115
    Mainly sparrows. It was decades ago. (70s)
      November 17, 2022 7:18 AM MST
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  • 10027
    Were they accustomed to humans providing food? Sounds like unusual behavior! 
      November 19, 2022 9:37 AM MST
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  • 13249
    me and my friend my friend and me
      November 16, 2022 4:27 PM MST
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  • 44115
    Same difference.(Whatever that means. New question...thanks.)
      November 17, 2022 7:21 AM MST
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  • 13249
    Same difference, but with correct grammar.
      November 17, 2022 8:00 AM MST
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  • 10415
    I have camped out in a tent many times. The most fun I ever had was playing with my toy boat in the bath tent I made and then sinking the boat with my torpedo. I brought one of those blow up wadding pools and put it in a tent. Then I heated water up on the campfire and filled up the pool. I also had metal pipes running from the campfire and into the tent so the air in the tent was nice and warm. Cheers and happy weekend!
      November 12, 2022 10:03 AM MST
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  • 52854

     

      (wadding wading pool)

      November 12, 2022 11:35 AM MST
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  • 10415
    That grammar cop would look more official if it was wearing a uniform like this  -

    This post was edited by Nanoose at November 16, 2022 3:57 PM MST
      November 12, 2022 12:01 PM MST
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  • 10027
    Sounds like a very comfortable camping experience! 

    Cheers and happy weekend!
      November 12, 2022 5:06 PM MST
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  • 10415
    Very comfortable and kind of cool. I also made a cooling tent fridge. It used water evaporation to cool the air in the cooling tent. It only cooled the air in the tent by a couple of degrees but it was fun. Cheers and happy weekend!
      November 12, 2022 6:08 PM MST
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