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Old 04-21-2013, 10:08 AM   #15
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I don't really like coin operated machines, so I try to take enough clothing to last my whole camping trip... which has worked for up to 3 weeks. But for your situation, I would say a week to 10 days' worth. No way for you to get around the laundromat issue, unless you like using the sink and hanging your undies up in the CG!
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:37 AM   #16
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Good information in this thread. I get really cold, easily, so I try to pack so I can go with the layered look. In summer, here in the humid, hot midwest, I even pack a few articles that are warmer than the usual tees and shorts. (one of the things no one tells you prior to chemo is the body thermostat sometimes goes crazy.) LOL
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:47 PM   #17
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smiley face clause enacted...
My wife would strangle me if i even hinted at visiting a clothing-optional resort! . . and who am i to rock the boat after 30 years of marriage bliss
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:01 PM   #18
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Why do they call them "clothing optional resorts", anyway???? As if anyone used to staying clothed would be comfortable in such a setting-?

What happened to "nudist"- ????

Francesca, behind the times as usual...
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:53 PM   #19
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I sort through my socks and underwear and pack the oldest, most ragged. Then, rather than wash it, I dispose of it and buy new, as needed.
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Some great (and giggle creating) ideas here. It seems my initial thinking was reasonably close to what might be required.

Loren has a valid point - I daresay we've both got some raggedy underwear. Wearing such things was taboo when I was a kid "What if you have an accident and have to go to the hospital?" was one of my mother's popular refrains!

We won't be near any nudist places - but if Jen keeps rolling around in the mud a place like that might suit her better than a regualr campground. ;-)
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I'd think you'd want something semi-nice to wear when you visit friends and go out to eat. Not a tux but maybe something a little preppy? What do you all do for "dress-up?"
if going camping someplace other than the deep back country on a trip of more than a few days I normally carry with me a pair of shoes and dress slacks and a slightly dresser top than my normal camping garb for such occasions. Carry a few accessories for dressing it all up a little if needed.

I do the layout on the bed thing when packing - what I bring for clothing regardless of a week-end trip or a 45 day trip all needs to fit into about a 14" square box I use for holding clothing. If what I have laid out doesn't fit I then have to make the hard decisions as what not to bring. Funny enough even when on long trips I often end up with some clothing I never used. Laundromats can be found pretty well anywhere if/when needed. Only thing that goes in the closet of the trailer are jackets and the dress clothing (if I am actually taking any).
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Why do they call them "clothing optional resorts", anyway???? As if anyone used to staying clothed would be comfortable in such a setting-?
Usually new members or new visitors to such resorts need time to acclimate to the nonchalance. Thus they get used to others being au natural first before they themselves take the plunge, as it were. Usually the swimming pool area is designated as mandatory naked space, where the timid must loosen up.
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Francesca, behind the times as usual...
That is a 1960's term which conjures up visions of Woodstock, NY for many reserved people.

The preferred term today is "naturist".
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I'm glad I read this forum so that I'm up on the latest and now know what naturist means.

I would never make it with a 14" square box. I need two or three times that.
That's before the jackets and sweaters. I do the layering too.

Also always have a rain hat and a sun hat.
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Some great (and giggle creating) ideas here. It seems my initial thinking was reasonably close to what might be required.

Loren has a valid point - I daresay we've both got some raggedy underwear. Wearing such things was taboo when I was a kid "What if you have an accident and have to go to the hospital?" was one of my mother's popular refrains!

We won't be near any nudist places - but if Jen keeps rolling around in the mud a place like that might suit her better than a regualr campground. ;-)
Trust me, I am very thankful to have a layer of fabric and a sturdy pair of boots between me and whatever other stuff is crawling around in the mud!

Somebody mentioned what you do for dressing up? For us that means "hiking clothes that aren't dirty yet." I studiously avoid going out to eat at places where people might care what I'm wearing, which handily answers the question about packing anything fancier than outdoorsy gear.
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Dressing up is certainly a relative term. In our 11 month trip we had a graduation, a wedding, and .... Generally clean jeans or shorts is enough.

Carol, impressive a 14" cube. Ginny has three 10 x 19 x 16 plastic bins or equivalent and two shelves 10"x24" deep shelves in the over the couch closet.

Jen, Have to ask, What's your mud pursuit?
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Really, the dirt and mud thing sounds worse than it is. Wildlife photography, and when you want to get down low to photograph a wee snake or lizard, or just get a low POV on a bigger animal....well, it means you're laying down nd crawling around on whatever is under your feet. Or you get down on the ground and slither towards an animal to get a little closer without chasing it away by being large and clumping around. Let's say it rained the day before, and there goes the clean clothes you put on that morning. Or you might go and drive your kayak up onto low tide muck to get out for a more stable shooting platform for shore birds, so....walking around in stinky mud.
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this is about as dressy as i would ever get once full timing!..



AND...i do wear nice mossy oak camo dress shirts to work nearly every day, and down by the river when camping. The main advantage is you look just as good coming back home as you did when going (it dosn't show the day's work grim/dirt if there is any).



happy mossy oak trails
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I'm also a shorts & tee shirt type, however since I usually travel for months at a time, and change altitude (and temperatures) quite a bit, I need warmer stuff as well. I normally have about 2 weeks worth of warm weather clothing before needing to do laundry, include two pairs of jeans & long sleeve heavy shirts, and a light & heavy shell.

I always carry one "dressy" shirt & pair of pants that I never wear...
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