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Question Of The Month, (June 2021) (Getting Away)

Discussion in 'Question of the Month' started by carbinemike, Jun 2, 2021.

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What do you consider "roughing it"?

Poll closed Sep 10, 2021.
  1. Tents and campfire cooking

    4 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Unfinished, no amenities cabin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Tow behind pickup truck camper or RV

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Completely furnished, full amenity, multi room cabin

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. Condo anywhere but the great outdoors

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. carbinemike

    carbinemike Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    This month we have a poll...jump right in!
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  2. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    To me having a real tent is not roughing it. Roughing it is you got maybe a sleeping bag and one of those cheap plastic tarps and a couple bungee cords. Also if you got hot food that’s not really roughing it. Even if you have to cook it yourself.

    Of course this is all relative to the weather. In crappy weather even the best tent and camping equipment Is roughing it.
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  3. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I got all of my camping/roughing it out of my system years ago. Some arthritis in my feet makes me want to now leave that in the past.

    Now.... during the day it can get as outdoors as you want. I love cooking outdoors, cutting wood, having a fire, and sitting around.

    At nightfall I am sleeping in my own bed Thank You.
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  4. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Its all relative. I used to think roughing it was the family cabin that only had LP gas and electricity from a generator.

    Later it was tent camping.

    Then I would say it is bushcraft/minimalist gear. Sleeping bag/blanket with a natural made shelter or tarp.

    Now as I get older I'm back to family cabin with LP and generator. LOL
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  5. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    That would be just fine with me. I slept on the ground for too many years to ever want to go back.
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  6. Ernst

    Ernst .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Truck Camper and back woods camping!

    We've never stayed in a commercial campground and only a few forest service ones.

    Regards
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  7. Scoop

    Scoop .30-06

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    When I was in my pre-retirement years I was doing a lot of reading about RV travelling and "camping."
    I thought I would:
    1. rent to see if the lifestyle was bearable.
    2. buy cheap to see if it was affordable.
    3. upgrade to see if was pleasurable.
    4. buy the perfect vehicle after evaluating my prior mistakes.

    But alas, post-retirement responsibilities and realities have derailed all that. And I'm not all that upset.

    I'm cool. Eighty-mile round trips suit me just fine. :thumbsup:
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  8. Tom396

    Tom396 .30-06

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    I don't feel like I have anything to "get away from". Take care. Tom Worthington
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  9. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I just happen to have fallen into a relationship that includes the full amenities , except the boat is gone now. That's just as well as it wasn't being used enough anyways. It also happens to be our go to place if the shtf scenario should rear it's ugly head.
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