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Any one go camping during the winter months?

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Being a West Virginia guy your like me, if you can cook or grill it you can eat it. :D HRP
     
  2. I actually prefer Diamond Back's (haven't had or even seen one since back in the '80's) over Timber Rattlers but beggars can't be choosers.:p
     
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  3. Duellym
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    hmm i've never heard of it getting that cold around here, i guess if you go up in the mountains it might
     
  4. Several places get that cold; Minnesota (Camp Ripley) most likely more places stateside. Alps and other eastern European / central Asian mountainous countries, some you would not even think they have mountains
     
  5. flatheadpete
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    My lovely wife surprised me with an early x-mas gift...reservations at Tahquamenon Falls State Park Campground...the first weekend of Dec! For those unfamiliar, it's in the Upper Peninsula about 60 miles north of the bridge. They got a heckuva snowstorm the other day. I'll make sure to take plenty of pics.
     
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  6. Are you going to be staying in a cabin or a camper? HRP
     
  7. flatheadpete
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    We're hauling the '58 Tour-A-Home. We'll have electric and be kinda close to the restrooms. Hope it doesn't blizzard too much between now and then!
     
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  8. I'm not familiar with that model, do you have photo's? HRP
     
  9. Camping during the winter can be full of surprises. HRP

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  10. Danny, we go winter camping but we sorta cheat now. Got a new trailer with 4 season insulation , full bathroom slideout and a good furnace. Used to camp in a bare bones trailer with no heat, fridge or much anything else. Getting older has a way of changing the way you look at things. We have wimped out, SORRY. Mitch
     
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  11. Mitch, we really enjoy our vintage camper although some of the creature comforts are non existent, however we do have heat & air, still have to hike to the restroom & showers.

    It ain't the the Ritz but the sure beats a tent and sleeping on the ground.HRP
     
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  12. Truck64
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    Is she trying to get rid of you or something??
     
  13. Truck64
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    There's nothing quite like wood heat. The Kni-Co stoves and others have a stainless water tank to hang on the stove side and keep hot water available for coffee and washing.


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  14. flatheadpete
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    Fri afternoon there was maybe 3" on the gd. Sat was beautiful. Major snowstorm moved in Sunday morning. 8" new at 33*. It was heavy, wet. Really had a great time. Breaker tripped once while it was 27* so it got cold for a bit. We're already planning our next trip up...in January!
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  15. Where were you at? We got nuthin' in the Thumb!
    Mike
     
  16. flatheadpete
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    Camped at Tahquamenon Lower Falls Campground. Drove through crazy blizzards and hit monsoon-type rain about Saginaw.
     
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  17. Nice! I'm sure you left the Ford at home!
     
  18. Truck64
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    Nothing quite so lonely and forlorn as an empty campground in December!
     
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  19. flatheadpete
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    Quiet...Birds, the water falls 1/2 mile away, the snow hitting the trees. That's all you hear. Music to my ears.
     
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  20. 59Tele
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    Absolutely true. I was working on the north side of a house in Rye, NH right across the street from the ocean. It was grey, humid, about 33 degrees with a steady 5mph breeze coming off the ocean. I was told I'd be working indoors for the day so I dressed for it: no hat, lightweight jacket, flannel shirt. By 2:00 PM I thought I was gonna die but somehow made it to 4:00PM. It was the 5MPH breeze doing all the damage.
     
  21. I learned a long time ago, regardless of the weather take enough cloths for unexpected changes in the weather, a sudden drop in temperatures along with a stiff wind & rain and you can be pretty miserable during the summer, especially if all you have in your bag consist of t-shirts & shorts! o_O HRP
     
  22. Boneyard51
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    Hotrodprimer, my folks bought a camper just like yours, Shasta, 12 ft I think. It was painted different that yours, but had the same door, window and storage compartment and wood interior.

    They bought it new in 1954-5 and we camped in many times in Southern California. Staying many times at Camp Comfort and somewhere in the hills. We brought it back to Oklahoma in Oct of 1957 when we moved back. I had my sixth birthday in it while we were in Arizona. Got a basket for my bike and a Daisy canteen, still have both.
    My family lived it it for weeks, while we fixed up the barn to live in while they were building the big house. Took it to deer camp several times.
    Some time in the sixties/seventies my Dad sold it. Made a lot of memories in that trailer.
    When I see one it always makes me smile!


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