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Old 10-03-17, 02:21 PM
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going camping

when we get are first snow. it makes the camp site quiet
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Yup.... and if you're ready for it (proper clothing and all...) it can be quite nice... all that new fallen snow, and that silence.
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Yup.... and if you're ready for it (proper clothing and all...) it can be quite nice... all that new fallen snow, and that silence.
And its way better then summer camping.i can always put on a sweater in winter in summer it just sucks
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Car/truck camping or backpacking?
I do both and prefer winter camping here in SoCal. I car camp usually with family and friends but almost always solo when backpacking.
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Car/truck camping or backpacking?
I do both and prefer winter camping here in SoCal. I car camp usually with family and friends but almost always solo when backpacking.
i use my scooter to gt to site then i have a 1 person walmart tent i use
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i use my scooter to gt to site then i have a 1 person walmart tent i use
Can you load a kitchen sink onto your scooter?
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Can you load a kitchen sink onto your scooter?
All you really need is a small gas stove and a mess kit. Water is important... so carry plenty of that, but those little stoves are quite amazing... at least from my experience. That plus some freeze dried meals and you're good to go. I have always enjoyed those stupid little oatmeal packages with the fruit already in them. Tasty, quick and easy.
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Like in cycling, many of my camp components are made of titanium. Ti cookware is nice, but not great for cooking. They're good for boiling water.
But when car camping, I do bring my kitchen sink and everything that goes with it, including my cast iron skillet.... )
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i have a craazy cool gas stove it can fit in ya pocket
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i have a craazy cool gas stove it can fit in ya pocket
You've got a MSR Pocket Rocket.
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You've got a MSR Pocket Rocket.
a knock off.
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Wind, for some reason I thought you lived in Ga as well....don't you know we don't GET snow down here. When we do, it's a state of emergency and there is nothing left to eat in the grocery.
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
a knock off.
Get a good, liquid fuel stove like an MSR Dragonfly or Optimus Nova. No need for canisters and superior heat output.
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Like in cycling, many of my camp components are made of titanium. Ti cookware is nice, but not great for cooking. They're good for boiling water.
But when car camping, I do bring my kitchen sink and everything that goes with it, including my cast iron skillet.... )
I bring a cast iron griddle car camping for pancakes.

This last time with another family my white gas 2 burner coleman stove was so clearly inferior to our friends' propane one, I might think about moving to the late 20th century there.

For backpacking, I am trending toward solo trips 'cause it's so hard to schedule other people and/or drag my family, and with that in mind am getting away from cooking entirely, or a jetboil and some powdered/bagged meals.
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I bring a cast iron griddle car camping for pancakes.

This last time with another family my white gas 2 burner coleman stove was so clearly inferior to our friends' propane one, I might think about moving to the late 20th century there.

For backpacking, I am trending toward solo trips 'cause it's so hard to schedule other people and/or drag my family, and with that in mind am getting away from cooking entirely, or a jetboil and some powdered/bagged meals.
I thought the same thing about my old white gas stove... although I still have it... one clear advantage was that the unleaded gas we carried for our off road trip was the same fuel that the stove needed. However, the pump up and control and BTUs were indeed inferior to the same features on a propane stove... provided one had enough propane bottles along.
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I live in North GA we get some snow
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We camp in north/central Maine pretty much every year.

10 years ago we’d come up here in mid-September, it would be mid 60’s day, hi 40’s at night and I like that.

Now, and I’m convinced it’s global warming, we are here in early October and it’s 78 degrees today and I’m fighting mosquitoes that should know better. Might go down to 60 tonight.
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