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Old 05-04-2014, 12:19 AM   #15
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Ha ha. Keeping it simple this time so no hot tub. But rubber gloves. Yes! Bug spray ? Already? I suppose. I'm still in snow. But yes I suppose there are bugs in Tennessee.
Don't forget the sunscreen! Its that time of year were the weather can switch fast.... we had weather in the low 80's here in BC this week for a few days... cool and rainy again today.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:29 AM   #16
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I have never heard of those. Where do you get them?
Costco sells a fairly nice large one. A number of my friends including myself have a smaller one called a Fire Dancer. Camping World sells one called Campfire in a Can.

Gas fire pits are very popular in this area as most summers a great deal of the west both north and south have campfire bans due to high forest fire risks but the propane appliances including the fire pit are still permitted. Kind of takes the fun out of camping if you can't have a fire in the evening.

Agree with Newfisher that it really does save on the cost of firewood or the need to haul it around. Moving wood from area to area is a real bad idea these days due to the various bugs eating up our forests. You can also use most of the propane fire pits under your trailers awning if its raining and on top of the outdoor mat without fear of burning anything up. The fact you and the trailer don't smell like a campfire for days on end is another big plus.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:57 AM   #17
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I don't carry around firewood, or a propane fire pit.
I just sit around another camper's fire.
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Gee Carol the after smell of a wood camp fire is all part of camping. I think I would miss it when cleaning out the trailer, kind of something to remind me of good nights around the fire with friends. I can understand the reasons for LP but.....
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We've tried to keep things simple to keep the weight down, but extra food preparation items have slowly accumulated. We have a 24" X 48" folding table and a 2 burner propane stove for an outside kitchen. Plus a 5lb propane bottle so we don't have to keep buying those little cans. And an electric frying pan and a crock pot.
Also, if your trailer doesn't have a built-in step you'll want something to use as a step.
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I have never heard of those. Where do you get them?
We love this one......
Amazon.com: Camp Chef Redwood Portable Propane Fire Pit: Patio, Lawn & Garden

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A journal and a camera of some sort. And Lisa has it right... a sense of humor!
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Ahhh....a journal....I like that idea! Sense of humor? You betcha!
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If your going to camp in Forest Service or State campgrounds you may need a Water Thief.
It's nothing illegal.
It's a rubber attachment for the end of your water hose that will slide on the threadless water spigots a lot of camp grounds use.
Bought mine off Ebay. When I quit camping in the big campgrounds and we bought our Scamp. We now only dry camp. Sure beats trying to hold the hose to the outlet with no threads. A lot dryer too.
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I'm going to check out that water thief. Sounds like a handy tool.
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we have a Verizon Jetpack for WiFi, A TV if we have electric hookup, and carry one of those small garden knee pads for when I put the stabilizer jacks under the frame, beats kneeling in mud or on stones. Plus I carry tools and spare parts. Don't forget a hammer if you stake down an awning or screen room. Bungees and wire ties can be handy, as can duct tape.
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