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Old 11-06-2012, 02:59 PM   #29
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moved/relocated!
Um...any clue as to where?

A link would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 11-06-2012, 03:13 PM   #30
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Sorry my bad, I misread your question. Thought you were wondering what happened to Donna's post that I answered.

The subject matter as the thread is title is still on this thread. See my apologize to you above as to why it might appear if you haven't been following why it took a slight off topic turn.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:23 PM   #31
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Sorry my bad, I misread your question. Thought you were wondering what happened to Donna's post that I answered.


Yes- and I'm still wondering....where did you quote it from???? Or was Donna's quote/ your response transplanted from some other discussion?

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Has the discussion of that subject been moved/renamed/relocated-?

Francesca, at sea as usual...
This topic was split off from So how does one afford to full-time?! when we veered from discussing the economics of full-timing to discussing the Sisters-on-the-Fly. So that earlier topic was the original, and this topic is the moved/renamed/relocated one. There is a built-in way for people on this board to retrace the genesis of quotes that hop from one forum to another. To do that I need to bring up the quote in question:

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I keep thinking there is a group of women out there travelling together and I just need to find them.... I am sure you guys are my tribe. peace Donna
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It is followed by a Blue Circle that contains a white arrow. This symbol is a link that takes you to the quoted post in a separate tab. You have the ability to go back to the original discussion without loosing your place in the new one. If during the process of quoting a post, one of the brackets goes missing when you type your response to the quote in the compose window,
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[QUOTE=paris127;333379I keep thinking there is a group of women out there travelling together and I just need to find them.... I am sure you guys are my tribe. peace Donna[/QUOTE]

This is why you often see that I have edited a post:
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It is a moderation task to keep the links unbroken.

I was contemplating splitting off this thread's diversion as well but chose to keep intact, as it is an explanation of why a group of women who travel alone together collect fees from their membership, oddly veering back towards the original thread topic of affordability.

I try, and sometimes I just throw up my hands in surrender...
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #33
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Hey- the little arrow worked!

All's clear, now...thanks for the mechanics-of-the-forum lesson, Frederick!

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:48 PM   #35
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my guess then, is if your not an official club or group, rather just individuals that all decided to camp at the same place, and no fee was involved other then site fee's to the park, that insurance would not be needed beyond what any individual would need. you always run the chance that some knot head will be chasing "fluffy" threw the park and trip and fall into your pot of briskly boiling bean soup and burn themselves. and of course that would be your fault,,, not the "fluffy" chaser.
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I was so hoping to read a thread about women camping Solo. Like sharing the things we have learned and having a good time.
I have camped Solo for years. Never had a husband that enjoyed the outdoors like I do. So Solo it is my friends.... Have never felt alone in the woods too much going on to enjoy. Have made a lot of friends in the National Forest (human), know the camp ground hosts and NFS workers, Rangers etc. My hobby is photography, so I stay busy and read at night. A good Dog is nice to have.
I do Glamp, it is fun but high heels and make- up are out of the question. I have learned a lot through the years and enjoy learning from others. Never felt the need to join a group of women for a fee. So hoped this thread
was headed a different way as there is so very much experience single women could share. The good, the bad, the ugly and the funny. Just saying...
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I was so hoping to read a thread about women camping Solo. Like sharing the things we have learned and having a good time.
I have camped Solo for years. Never had a husband that enjoyed the outdoors like I do. So Solo it is my friends.... Have never felt alone in the woods too much going on to enjoy. Have made a lot of friends in the National Forest (human), know the camp ground hosts and NFS workers, Rangers etc. My hobby is photography, so I stay busy and read at night. A good Dog is nice to have.
I do Glamp, it is fun but high heels and make- up are out of the question. I have learned a lot through the years and enjoy learning from others. Never felt the need to join a group of women for a fee. So hoped this thread
was headed a different way as there is so very much experience single women could share. The good, the bad, the ugly and the funny. Just saying...
Hi, Sister-under-the-skin!

You've expressed my sentiments exactly.

I, too, clicked on this thread thinking I'd be tuning in to a discussion of the joys of camping man-less...but it was not to be...well, not until you chimed in!

I'm not single, but I am among those married folks that feel and act on the regular need to go off into the wilds alone. My husband does, too- no surprise to everyone that knows us...We each take several sabbaticals a year, and neither one of us has the slightest trepidation about being alone in the wilderness.

I've done this for years, even before I bought my Trillium- I used to pitch a tent but must admit that I'm now ruined for anything but bringing along my little home-away-from-home.

What say you to the proposition that we start a different thread related to our experiences as Women in The Wild, and leave this discussion to those that want to talk about liability issues for group camping?

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Donna, I would suggest that one of the first things you should do is attend a fiberglass trailer rally in your area. There are a lot more single women pulling trailers out there than what you may think. At our BC meets roughly 20/25% of those who attend are females who own their own trailers. Thats how I got hooked up with a group of about 12 women who camp together regularly and sometimes travel together in smaller numbers. If you dont know how to fix something its a good bet someone in the group does and will have the tool to fix it with them and they know how to use it. Our little group has on more than one occasion helped out a male camper in distress over a trailer problem they have as well.

Should warn you though there are pit falls to meeting up in groups as females. The stuff you need to bring on such group outings tends to get a little out of control in order to keep up with the elaborate lighting and camp table place settings etc. The occasional tow upgrade has been known to be need in order to haul all the extras.

Unlike the "Sisters" our little group doesnt have numbers or graphics on our trailers but there are other clues that you have found us if you ever head out to the Pacific Northwest on either side of the border. If you see a group of 7 or more fiberglass trailers all in the same camp ground and some of the owners are wearing somewhat unconventional camping foot wear its a good bet you have found us. Below is a sample of what to look for. This was the footwear of choose during a rain storm and the group was keeping a watchful eye out for a problem bear in the campground
This forum just keeps getting more fabulous all the time!! I can't wait to track down those shoes and maybe set a trend or two myself. Thanks for this superbly encouraging conversation. -- Suzanna B.
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Diane...I am going to take my first trip to Asheville this week...I have a dog so I am not alone just anxious about my first trip..I have never changed a tire and alittle fearful of rv problems, not other people. I am planning a trip to Va. next spring...would like to visit my old neighbors in Gloucester.

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I have traveled alone for the last 5 years and have never really been afraid or hesitant about going. It is important to have some insurance for breakdowns on the road (luckily, I have never had one) such as Good Sam or other types. I prefer meeting friends at a place, but have been alone much of my camping life. The only time I feel a bit out of sorts is when there are all families, and it is then I realize that I am truly alone. Yes, people are friendly and often will "take me in" but I find it is also
important to enjoy the time and read my book or take walks. However, no matter where I go, there are offers to help me back in (seriously needed!), set up, etc. I accept whatever help is offered since I can always learn new ways to do things. At campgrounds, the staff is always helpful and will guide you into a site and explain the hookups. Don't be afraid to explain that it is your first trip alone - you will get all the wise and helpful advice you need. Enjoy it and you will be so proud of yourself!
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I was so hoping to read a thread about women camping Solo...

Never felt the need to join a group of women for a fee. So hoped this thread was headed a different way as there is so very much experience single women could share. The good, the bad, the ugly and the funny. Just saying...
I was hoping that this thread would go there instead of where it actually went...

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This topic was split off from So how does one afford to full-time?! when we veered from discussing the economics of full-timing to discussing the Sisters-on-the-Fly.

I was contemplating splitting off this thread's diversion as well but chose to keep intact, as it is an explanation of why a group of women who travel alone together collect fees from their membership, oddly veering back towards the original thread topic of affordability.

I try, and sometimes I just throw up my hands in surrender...
Cat herding is not my strong suit.
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Cat herding is not my strong suit.
your way better at it than you think!!

Emily, the suggestion that you buy some sort of plan is a good on. I believe AAA like our BCAA has a plan that for a little extra it covers the trailer as well - includes the towing of the trailer in the event the car needs to be towed. Although I understand that some of had problems on that front in some states.

I travel on my own about 50% of my trips and I use to have a four legged companion but in the past 2 years I have been on my own. For most of my trips I have plans to meet up with someone I know at a certain location for part of the trip at least. Sometimes other single women sometimes other couples - many of whom I have meet through attending fiberglass trailer meets on the West coast.

The more times you haul on your own the better you get at keeping your self out of situations where you need to ask strangers to help you out. Although as others have said you will find traveling as a single women that complete strangers will keep a watchful eye on you and offer up help without even being asked.

An example of a situation I needed help with was when I was in a back into camp site that was on a slope at the front of the trailer. When I went to hook the trailer back up, I cranked the tongue jack all the way up but it still wasnt high enough to get the ball back under it. Not sure to this day how I manged to get it off to start with Needed to go to another campsite and ask a couple of people if they would mind coming over and helping lift the trailers tongue up by hand so I could put the wheel up on a block in order to hook back up. Now own a jack wheel holder that I always put on top of a couple of blocks if camped on a slop.

Photography is also one of my hobbies so I find I can keep myself pretty busy when staying at a location on my own as well. Spend the evenings processing photos taken that day or just enjoying the time to be able to just finish off a good book.
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