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Old 11-27-2015, 10:01 AM   #43
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Slab City certainly looks like a different kind of place. I could camp there quite happily for a while if weren't for all the trash scattered around, by the looks of the photos I saw on Google. I can't abide others leaving trash around.
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Slab City certainly looks like a different kind of place. I could camp there quite happily for a while if weren't for all the trash scattered around, by the looks of the photos I saw on Google. I can't abide others leaving trash around.
Slab City IS an interesting place inhabited by an interesting mix of folks; ne'er-do-wells and marginalized folks, folk artists, snow-birds looking for no-cost winter housing, and others who just drift through. It's kind of a modern, old-west sort of settlement. What's interesting is that they're all "squatting" in an old subdivision that was never developed.

For some reason, Roger Miller's song, "King of the Road" always played in my ear when I was last at Slab City many years ago.
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So share how you stay warm, Steve. I've camped in my trailer in 0*F temps. What's your tip for staying warm?
We shoveled the snow out of an area ,covered the area with pine balms ,placed a tarp over the pine balms then pitched our tent on top of the tarp. We ate lots of food which was high in fat / calories.
Drank lots of water and avoided alcohol or caffeinated drinks. Having the right equipment is essential. such as wool or down fiiled clothing ,Sorrel boots , long underwear ,and good sleeping bag
with a ground pad. We brought several sets of long underwear on the trip -One set for daytime activities and a set to sleep in. Sunny , calm days were actually nice for outdoor activities but on cloudy windy & cold days more time was spent inside the tent. I worked as a construction electrician
so I was used to working outside in the winter so winter camping was not a difficult adjustment.
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