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Old 01-29-2009, 07:30 AM   #1
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I go trailering with a group of retired teachers sometimes. Its a small group and we do some unique things and I enjoy the camaraderie. However I am not a group guy really. I am not even a "camper" when I think of it becasue I don't come anywhere close to "roughing" it. I like all the comfort and convenience I can muster. But I like it mostly alone. I like getting away from it all and at the same time being very comfortable. I think as Meyers Briggs showed that some people need other people to charge their inner battery. Then some people like me charge their battery by being utterly alone. There is something about "knowing" I am alone that makes me think differently, feel differently, and even read poetry differently. And besides I don't like to play my NA flute where anyone can hear LOL

Is there anyone else that likes being alone way way out in the boonies?
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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Each season starts out for us with a number of group events. They are a hoot and we look forward to them. By August we are craving an alone trip. (alone in our case is two of us and our dog)

In 2008 we didn't get away alone until October. Until that trip I didn't actually feel like we had been camping.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:44 AM   #3
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I'm a loner/grouper, OK with either, but my wife and I have established a yearly routine with me going off alone for three or four days, usually at the beginning of the season so it can also serve as a shake-down cruise.

It balances out, with roughly one fiberglass meet per year and the rest just the three of us (dog makes it so). Our recent 6-week trip was just fine, thank you.

Frankly, I like the solitude and freedom of being alone in the boonies, but I have my limits. The problem is that I have the time to think and plan my next moves and then I get anxious to carry them out. On the other hand the lack of any resemblance of schedule is great. My photo activities also benefit from having no one else to consider.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:49 AM   #4
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I guess you would say I am one of those 'loners'.. i like to go and get away from all the town hub bub..... just read, enjoy the surroundings of the beach, or where ever I go. ( which isnt far) but also enjoying talking to other campers..

I am looking fwd to the meet in June tho... and meeting alot of the people that are on here
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:56 AM   #5
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Dang, I thought I was the only one out there. I have been a loner for the last eight years (not counting Queen the dog) and prefer it that way. I am going to retire soon and plan to spend about six months a year on the road. As of right now my job is removing irons from the fire. I have a business to sell or close , way to many vehicles , and obligations to finish. Currently I have a motor home and the Quantum 5. I plan on putting them both up for sale and keep the one that does not sell. Either one works for me.
I enjoy being with other people but do not want the responsibility of providing entertainment. I have met many wonderful people while camping and plan to meet many more but when the camp fire goes out I am happy to go home alone. I have no desire to live in a cave in total isolation so its just going to be me and the Queen and all the new causal friends I make.

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Old 01-29-2009, 11:29 AM   #6
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Well, Per ...its not too late to make reservations for our May meet 'North of 49' here in B.C.

The Trailer Goddess and myself like the 'camping', or rather GLAMPING (thanks Ron?) with others around. We don't like the group thing, where everyone goes/does the same thing together. We don't do 'solo camping' either, preferring to have others around us.
REALLY enjoy evening fireside chats with fellow campers
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:32 AM   #7
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I come from a backpacking background. However, not only did I backpack for many years, but many of my trips into the wild canyons of the West were solo.
I started going solo many years ago after reading Colin Fletchers "The Man Who Walked Through Time" where he debunks many of the myths we grow up with about safety in numbers. If you've never experienced solo backpacking into wild areas for weeks at a time I'd highly recommend it. Totally different experience then going with a group, and I prefer solo although both are fine.
Now being an egger with an eggette and two eggsters 8 and 5, I haven't gotten my solo egg excursion yet, but its coming.......
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:55 AM   #8
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I guess I'd have to say I'm a loner, by choice. I like people but in manageable doses and usually the smaller the dose the better I like it. When people ask me where I live I say "About fifty miles past the Middle of Nowhere." That's not an exaggeration, as I live about 35 miles from the nearest settlement and it's pretty small.

I like the isolation, even the desolation, of where I live. I'm surrounded by an incredible array of wildlife and of course I have my dogs, so I am not really alone. The dogs are excellent company and never tell me that they have already heard that particular joke!
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:59 AM   #9
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For me, I suppose it depends on the group. But usually, I'm a loner. The solo camping is the life for me (or the summer for me?) and though I prefer to camp in campgrounds that are decently populated (for safety reasons), I find that the presence of other campers doesn't disturb my loner status, even when people stop by to check out the Scamp. I can be as alone in a group as I am by myself and that suits me just fine.

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I think we're loners..... We prefer camping by ourselves in the boonies.... A fg meet or two a year is enuff... (and then of course, "The Family Reunion"... ) for some reason, my cousins seem to congregate at our Scamp in the evening-- must be the campfire. (and my dazzling personality).
But, the most enjoyable is by ourselves, just sitting around, reading, trading jibes at each other, and enjoying an evening campfire.... Life is good....
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:39 PM   #11
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I think we're loners..... We prefer camping by ourselves in the boonies.... A fg meet or two a year is enuff... (and then of course, "The Family Reunion"... ) for some reason, my cousins seem to congregate at our Scamp in the evening-- must be the campfire. (and my dazzling personality).
But, the most enjoyable is by ourselves, just sitting around, reading, trading jibes at each other, and enjoying an evening campfire.... Life is good....
Umm I just re read what I wrote.
I never meant to imply that any of you were fat fish

My bad
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:53 PM   #12
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Ron, when I first read the title I was thinking of a dirty old man on a bus or subway... a groper
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I think, as Myers Briggs showed, that some people need other people to charge their inner battery. Then some people like me charge their battery by being utterly alone.
Thank you for mentioning Myers and Briggs.
I too, charge my psychological batteries alone. But I also charge them up in groups.
My job is a juxtaposition of being in the middle of things while being utterly alone.
I work in a major metropolitan area all by myself. I'm not a member of a "team* at work."

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Sometimes, I just have to get out of the city.
But I also love to socialize in groups with other trailerites.
([b]*But, I am a Moderator, a fantastic team here!)
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I like to be in my own camper at night by myself to relax and sleep, but still want to camp with others around that I know. I want fellowship, time around the campfire and relaxation, chatting with others.
I have never camped alone by myself at any campground and can not see myself doing it. I want to go with someone, but do prefer they have their own camper so we have our space. I guess I am not a loner. I like company. at my camper anytime.
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