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I was a tent camper 36 40.45%
I had a tent trailer 8 8.99%
I had another kind of trailer 18 20.22%
I had a motor home 3 3.37%
I stayed in motels/hotels 9 10.11%
I slept in my pickup/van/car 4 4.49%
I stayed home 1 1.12%
Other 4 4.49%
I was a backpacker 6 6.74%
I've always been a FiberglassRVer 0 0%
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:58 PM   #15
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My wife and I together were tent campers. I was always a backpacker, and remain so. However, my wife doesn't backpack, so I generally go backpacking alone, usually in wilderness areas and National Parks, and my wife is constantly worried that I'll fall off a cliff or get eaten by a bear. Since we bought the Casita, I don't backpack as much, generally tending to go dayhiking and use the Casita as a basecamp. But I still take several backpacking trips a year, usually two to three day trips.

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Old 09-30-2007, 07:00 PM   #16
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You need a "check all that apply" poll! I've done all of them but 'stay home'!

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That's why I chose "[b]Other"

I have a history of being Bi-coastal. After I rejected air travel this required either motels, or sleeping in my car.
For a couple of years, I backpacked with my Church's youth group.
When Robert and I got together, he had (and still has) a 4-person tent.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:37 PM   #17
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You don't have "sedan chair" or "palanquin" on your poll. It is, after all, about reincarnation...
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:49 PM   #18
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well there are some items not even listed there which I fall into:

I started camping with the cub/scouts in a tent, went on to scout camping with NO tent, then, as a teenager, on to a soft top tent trailer (which we still have), then a hardtopped tent trailer, then to a slide in truck camper, a 30ft C class, 2 more truck campers, a travel trailer on a pad at an rv resort and then FINALLY, the best, .....the Trillium.
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:26 PM   #19
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I'm a canoehead from waaaaay back. That meant you paddled a lake carried everything on a portage and repeated this several times so as to get in 15 or 20 miles in a day. then slept in as small a tent as you could cram yourself into. I ended with a Hennessey Hammock at 2.5 lb. Progressed to a crank up trailer which the other half never felt comfortable sleeping in.

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Old 09-30-2007, 10:37 PM   #20
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Still trying to keep up but relegated to the bow now. This was last year on the White River in N Ontario.
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:31 AM   #21
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I have spent hundreds of nights in tents, and the only tent I remember fondly was a large platform tent I lived in at summer camp. As for the old, canvas, leaky army surplus pup tents that make up the rest of my camping history... I don't miss 'em one bit. I remember when I was about 18 years old I saw a Serro Scotty Sportsman and said "WOW! Someday I'm gona have one of those!" It seemed like the perfect trailer for a guy that liked to hunt and fish. I never did get one, but discovered the Boler in the meantime, and bought at the first opportunity I could. Thank you Ray Olecko!! Alec
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:09 PM   #22
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This was home for ten years of my life! I like my ammenities
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:34 PM   #23
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I had never done anything but tent camping in my entire life of 35 years. It then got to a point where I was going to a lot of bluegrass festivals to camp for one or two nights. It got to the point where it seemed like the festival was simply a short break between setting up and striking camp. Then one trip this last Spring, I was setting up camp while my father-in-law lounged in front of his camper, while he ridiculed me (all in good fun) about the fact that it took him all of ten minutes to set up his camp. That was the straw that broke the camel's back. I was determined to find something that could sleep my family of four, could be pulled by an Outback, and could be backed into my small back-yard gravel parking space (off an alley with a sharp turn into the yard past my fence). A friend of a friend had a 13' Scamp at the Walnut Valley Festival and allowed me to take the 50 cent tour. That started my research, which led me to this site; the kindest, most helpful, cool bunch of folks on the internet!! There was no turning back.

The situation that really appeals to me is having the centralized "pre-set-up-home" for all of the equipment, as opposed to loading it from the basement, then unloading and setting up, then striking camp, etc. etc. Now we are able to make camping jaunts pretty much spur of the moment; we throw together some clothes and food, hook up and GO! Simply awesome.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:00 PM   #24
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:16 PM   #25
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I'm seconding that vote, Bob's bus pic REALLY is quite a sight! hehe I'll bet it was pretty homey inside though huh?
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:34 PM   #26
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Wish I could show you some pics of the inside, but my entire collection of pics burned when my house burned in the forest fires a few years ago. It was very comfortable, antique church pews for the dinning area, antique stove from the 1900's for the cook stove, and even a wood burning stove to heat up the interior. Bedroom was upstairs and the roof in the front part was the top of a VW bus with the cloth top. It had a back porch with a wrought iron railing around it. The saddest part is that my ex sent it to the junkyard after we split. Here is another pic with my traveling friends; you might understand that we turned some heads as we went down the road together
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:37 PM   #27
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Oh Boy! I love the imagination that went into the project. Sorry about the way it went. Ex's have no ........
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:33 PM   #28
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Had to go with "Other", as our most recent camping experience has been with one of these:

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Fibreglass, yet a tent and kinda sleeping ON your vehicle rather than in it. Nocturnal trips to go potty, involving clambering down a ladder, didn't sit well with the "significant other", however, and the pooch can't climb ladders. The Boler was a natural.

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