BUGS!!!!!! - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-04-2006, 11:09 PM   #1
Moderator
 
Gina D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Gina D.
Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
West Coast USA
Posts: 9,016
Registry
Yes, I am a heathen. Here I sit on a perfectly charming nite, in a campground, with lights softly glowing in my screen room.

AND my laptop at full tilt.

The citrinella is going, I am covered in Deet.. so the bugs are not after me.. BUT.. they like to surf, appearantly.

The screen is covered in crawly things! They like FGRV better than any other site. Maybe we should turn it down a little.
__________________

__________________
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 12:24 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 2000 19 ft (formerly 17 ft) Casita Freedom Deluxe ('Nuestra Casita') / 2000 4WD V8 Tundra
Posts: 760
Send a message via Yahoo to Kurt & Ann K.
Gina,
I think it may have something to do with all the blue color. Remember the "bug-zappers" which had bluish flourescent bulbs?
Yellow lights repel bugs.
Thats my story and I'm sticking to it...swat, swat, swat
Kurt & Ann K.
__________________

__________________
Kurt & Ann K. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 10:00 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 78 Scamp 13 ft
Posts: 118
Hey if I could, I would bring my computer everywhere! I'm totally addicted!!!!!!!!
__________________
Deb in MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 08:12 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Ontario
Posts: 2,938
No No No
No computers
No tv
No radio
__________________
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 08:38 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Per
Trailer: 2000 Burro 17 ft Widebody towed by Touareg TDI
Oregon
Posts: 863
Registry
No Yes Yes
No computers
Yes TV
Yes Radio
__________________
Per Walthinsen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 09:09 PM   #6
Moderator
 
Frederick L. Simson's Avatar
 
Name: Frederick
Trailer: Fiber Stream
California
Posts: 8,151
Registry
Send a message via AIM to Frederick L. Simson
Talking

Quote:
No No No
No computers
No tv
No radio
Remember when you were a kid, and you took your flashlight with you deep inside your sleeping bag so you could read your comic books (or Mad Magazine)? Today you don't need the flashlight, 'cause you got your laptop in there!
__________________
Frederick - The Scaleman
1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
Frederick L. Simson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 09:09 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Name: Byron
Trailer: 2006 Scamp 13' towed with a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4.7l Magnum W/full tow package (over kill)
Oregon
Posts: 6,307
Registry
The best way to stop insects and other bugs from collecing on your computer screen is find the O.N./O.F.F. control. Put the control in the O.F.F. position. Even if the bugs still hang around you won't care.
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2006, 09:11 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Name: Byron
Trailer: 2006 Scamp 13' towed with a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4.7l Magnum W/full tow package (over kill)
Oregon
Posts: 6,307
Registry
Quote:
No No No
No computers
No tv
No radio

Ahhh! I totally agree. NO to electronic devices, except maybe a GPS so I can do a little geocaching.
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 12:38 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Miriam's Avatar
 
Trailer: Surfside TM14 1974
Posts: 220
Registry
Quote:
Remember when you were a kid, and you took your flashlight with you deep inside your sleeping bag so you could read your comic books (or Mad Magazine)? Today you don't need the flashlight, 'cause you got your laptop in there!
And on your laptop you find.....
http://www.dccomics.com/mad/

(Man, I haven't looked at Mad Magazine in AGES! Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Frederick!)

- Miriam
__________________
Miriam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 12:53 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 2000 19 ft (formerly 17 ft) Casita Freedom Deluxe ('Nuestra Casita') / 2000 4WD V8 Tundra
Posts: 760
Send a message via Yahoo to Kurt & Ann K.
What ever happened to camping so one could have some peace and quiet, enjoy nature and a good book? There's plenty of interruptions, like telephones, T.V.'s, radios, computers, noisy neighborhoods, etc. at home. A change of pace is what it's about, without bringing the distractions of home with you.
"Get a life" refers to a complete change of lifestyle!

Kurt & Ann K.
__________________
Kurt & Ann K. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 12:28 PM   #11
Moderator
 
Gina D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Gina D.
Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
West Coast USA
Posts: 9,016
Registry
I am not a book purist. I feel the written word is more important than the media it's written on. I read the paper online as well. Every morning.

The same words fell into my eyebones and eeked into my brain.. what difference does it make HOW the words appear before they get to your eyes?

I also don't do campfires (Well, rarely) after it's dark. I could sit inside and stare at my nice white walls, read a book (Which I have been doing).. or read the internet. It's all the same, just the delivery method is different.

OR, I could pop in a video.. (My tv hasn't even been turned on once in the 5 days I have been at this site)

Which is better?
__________________
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 01:52 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 78 Scamp 13 ft
Posts: 118
I think it rather funny how much I like the computer but hate the TV! I DO not understand weekend campers who would love to bring the TV! If you live long long periods in your camper, then I understand you'd like to relax and catch the news, some shows during rainy days,etc. But for weekends.. No TV!!!! of course, I LOVE to read books- they are better than commercial TV.

I love the computer, since in the evenings, I can talk to a LOT of family members and friends all at the same time on the messenger thingy, for an hour or longer, without burning up the phone lines, making your hand and ear sore, plus you can be surfing too! LOL

But, honestly, when we do go camping, it's to get away from all that. Oh my gosh, specially the PHONE.
__________________
Deb in MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 03:01 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
jack maloney's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1986 U-Haul CT13 ft
Posts: 494
TV, radio, computer, cell phone, DVD player, iPod - electronic leashes that tie us to the world we're trying to escape by camping. There is nothing sadder than walking through a campground on a beautful starlit night, and seeing the soft glow of video screens inside all the bulgies and stickies where the folks and their kids are avoiding the natural world.
__________________
jack maloney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2006, 05:06 PM   #14
Moderator
 
Gina D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Gina D.
Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
West Coast USA
Posts: 9,016
Registry
If nature were the only reason to go, I would still be in a tent, or better yet, a bedroll and a fire. Trailers, no matter how spartan they may be, are still RVs, and they carry our own everyday conviniences with us. Not escaping them, but having them follow right behind. Even if they are bare bones, they still have the trappings of un natural comfort. At what point do you draw the line?

Each person has thier own degree of acceptable, and who are we to judge?

I personally camp to get away from work, thus, I am not fond of having guitars at camp. I can, and do, hear that all day. BUT, I realize that it is a source of pleasure for lots of folks.. so I would never say "Leave the guitar at home".

My personal life is fine, I don't need to "escape" from it and a computer is part of my personal life. Sitting in camp with it at nite is certainly far more relaxing and pleasurable than sitting with it on my couch.
__________________

__________________
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Keeping the Bugs at Bay" Alf S. General Chat 9 07-24-2008 06:08 AM
Boler, Bugs & Babies Going Bump in the Night... Kevin H. General Chat 8 07-03-2008 01:31 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.