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Old 02-24-2016, 07:14 AM   #1
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Flood zone camper?

This camper was at Ft Desoto County park in Florida.
Very unique but I cant figure out the why.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:01 AM   #2
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Well pretty much a snake proof tent, I'll give them that.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:09 AM   #3
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...wouldn't hardly slow a snake(especially in high water)...think GATORS they have a terrible time trying to climb ladders

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...wouldn't hardly slow a snake(especially in high water)...think GATORS they have a terrible time trying to climb ladders

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p.s. you are keeping a close eye on you doggie...aren't you..........mj
Gators don't need to climb ladders, in all the movies people always find some reason to either climb down the ladder to where the gator is or find some activity to perform that insures falling off into the water where the gator is.

Wearing a bikini or having a nice girlfriend doubles your chances of falling from what I have observed.
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Gators don't need to climb ladders, in all the movies people always find some reason to either climb down the ladder to where the gator is or find some activity to perform that insures falling off into the water where the gator is.

Wearing a bikini or having a nice girlfriend doubles your chances of falling from what I have observed.
...so true...to quote the commercial...let's hide in the barn with all the hanging chainsaws
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:29 AM   #6
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RTT (Roof top tent). These are really big with the hard core off-road crowd. Some, like the one referenced by the OP, are trailer mounted while other folks opt for the top of their vehicle.

We make at least one annual trip to Portsmouth Island on Cape Lookout National Seashore where access is by boat or private ferry only. We tent camp but have friends with RTT's who sometimes join us. One of their setups is shown in the photo below.
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:31 AM   #7
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neat setup. I was there about 45 years ago in October when the Blues were running. I remember people used to take old cars over on the ferry and use them on the beach for fishing and then just leave them there. I hope all of that has stopped.
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Those were the good days, I haven't seen a decent run of blues in years.

While I disagree with many of the management policies by the Park Service on Cape Lookout, they have done a good job of cleaning up the islands. Most of the abandoned vehicles have been removed but a few still turn up after a storm.


You should come back for a visit. The old fishing shacks you may remember have also been removed and replaced with twenty or so rustic but serviceable (bunk beds, john, shower, stove, ceiling fan, porch) cabins located right on the beach.
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When I was there , we stayed for what was supposed to be a 4 day weekend but the winds came and blew the water out of the channel and the ferry couldn't get to us until Wednesday!! We picked oysters off the old tires and everyone threw whatever they had left into a big pot and we made a stew on the campfire. We were cold and hungry and it was GOOD! The ferry on Wednesday was a sight for sore eyes hehehe.

The guys put airplane tires on those old cars and they got through the sand very well.
Great pic! Brings back memories. Thanks for that.
BTW The blues weren't running that weekend either. lol
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I've been stuck over there a time or two myself. In my younger days, as long as the beer and bait held out, we were good.

This is a link to a three part narrative one of my friends did on a trip I helped organize in 2014. Camping on Portsmouth Island Day 1AUGIE'S ADVENTURES

I even took our 16' Scamp over a few years ago and was able to travel fairly well on the back road but, as you might expect, it wasn't all that great on the beach.

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...wouldn't hardly slow a snake(especially in high water)...think GATORS they have a terrible time trying to climb ladders

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It wouldn't be much of a defense from the thieving DeSoto Racoons either!
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