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Samsonsworld

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Posted: 07/12/18 06:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jimlj wrote:

NOT EVERYONE LIVES 30 MILES FROM NATIONAL FOREST


Got that right. If I want a decent place to camp in a national forest, I have to drive a 250 miles. If I can't stay 5+ nights, it generally isn't worth the time and gas to get there imo. And I think that can change your attitude about hookups. Dry camping for a weekend is one thing. Dry camping for a week is another story, especially with 4-5 people.

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Here is one definition I found that makes sense.


Camping describes a range of activities and approaches to outdoor accommodation. Survivalist campers set off with as little as possible to get by, whereas recreational vehicle travelers arrive equipped with their own electricity, heat, and patio furniture. Camping may be combined with hiking, as in backpacking, and is often enjoyed in conjunction with other outdoor activities such as canoeing, climbing, fishing, and hunting.

There is no universally held definition of what is and what is not camping. Fundamentally, it reflects a combination of intent and the nature of activities involved. A children's summer camp with dining hall meals and bunkhouse accommodations may have "camp" in its name but fails to reflect the spirit and form of "camping" as it is broadly understood. Similarly, a homeless person's lifestyle may involve many common camping activities, such as sleeping out and preparing meals over a fire, but fails to reflect the elective nature and pursuit of spirit rejuvenation that are integral aspect of camping. Likewise, cultures with itinerant lifestyles or lack of permanent dwellings cannot be said to be "camping", it is just their way of life.


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After reading through this thread I looked up the definition of camping and what I found was at least to me a bit funny- the various dictionaries cant agree on what constitutes camping

Oxford Dictionary
the activity of spending a holiday living in a tent.

Cambridge dictionary
the act of staying and sleeping in an outside area for one or more days and nights, usually in a tent:

Wikipedia
Camping describes a range of activities and approaches to outdoor accommodation. Survivalist campers set off with as little as possible to get by, whereas recreational vehicle travelers arrive equipped with their own electricity, heat, and patio furniture. Camping may be combined with hiking, as in backpacking, and is often enjoyed in conjunction with other outdoor activities such as canoeing, climbing, fishing, and hunting.

There is no universally held definition of what is and what is not camping. Fundamentally, it reflects a combination of intent and the nature of activities involved. A children's summer camp with dining hall meals and bunkhouse accommodations may have "camp" in its name but fails to reflect the spirit and form of "camping" as it is broadly understood. Similarly, a homeless person's lifestyle may involve many common camping activities, such as sleeping out and preparing meals over a fire, but fails to reflect the elective nature and pursuit of spirit rejuvenation that are integral aspect of camping. Likewise, cultures with itinerant lifestyles or lack of permanent dwellings cannot be said to be "camping", it is just their way of life.

the list could go on and some in fact do mention trailers or motorhomes so it seems the scholarly type cant even define it much less us "campers". As much as I dislike Wikipedia in general in this case it seems to be the most comprehensive and inclusive definition I especially like the part about intent

Though the term Rv'ing seems to have a more or less single definition
- to live in or drive an RV


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Even the wikipedia definition is lacking with generalities. As a kid, I went to 4-H camp. We slept on wooden platforms in tents, the "dining hall" was a cement slab with a roof, we did standard camping fair: hiking, campfires, nature walks, etc. We did have a swimming pool (after they had to drain the swimming hole in the creek when a camper went missing, they built it). We did have electricity in select spots (dining hall, girls and boys camps, restrooms, and campfire round). So some "kids summer camps" do fit the idea of camping.


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We still tent camp...or...glamp. We have a SUV tent and sleep in the back of the Ranger on an air mattress that was designed to do so, so the whole bed is the bed. As long as the weather isn't to hot, but for anything over 2 or 3 days we take the C/O. It's more comfy than a tent and we can go for weeks in it. We can boondock for about 6 days till we run out of water and that's one of the "upgrades" in the plans for the S&S rebuild thread II.


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mountainkowboy wrote:

We still tent camp...or...glamp. We have a SUV tent and sleep in the back of the Ranger on an air mattress that was designed to do so, so the whole bed is the bed. As long as the weather isn't to hot, but for anything over 2 or 3 days we take the C/O. It's more comfy than a tent and we can go for weeks in it. We can boondock for about 6 days till we run out of water and that's one of the "upgrades" in the plans for the S&S rebuild thread II.


S&S rebuild? At first I thought of Sticks and Bricks, but that would be S&B. Maybe Sticks and Stones? Some of the acronyms that people throw around are obvious and others leave even well-educated, informed people STH. It DRMTM if you want to use a lot of obscure acronyms, but it does TTFOORSR if you do so. SWIM?

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If you look at their sig, the S&S is a trailer.

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toedtoes wrote:

If you look at their sig, the S&S is a trailer.


Actually it's a Cabover Camper.

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mountainkowboy wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

If you look at their sig, the S&S is a trailer.


Actually it's a Cabover Camper.


Oops. Should have just said it was your rig... [emoticon]

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"I would still "camp" if the situation was worth the reward."

"Worth the reward." http://jeffhead.com/magruder/index.htm

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