Category Archives: Camping

GONNA SPEND THE NIGHT

I wanted to spend the night in the van in the mountains to work on my courage without being too far from home.  It will also give me the chance to work out issues so the first adventure trip won’t … Continue reading

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TENT STAKES FOUND 2017

It pays off.  Ya never know what people accidentally leave. Found these two sturdy tent/canopy/tarp stakes in tall grass at an empty campground site.  These can take quite a beating.  One can never have too many tent/canopy/tarp stakes.  Don’t need … Continue reading

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NEW CAMPING PILLOW

I like my pillow so much that I take it when traveling, but when I go camping I dislike carrying a big pillow.  The replacement…   I blew it up and left it for two weeks.  Not sure it lost … Continue reading

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PACKING FOR RED RIVER, NM

Yes, by gosh, I’m going to reward all my house prep work with a four day trip to Red River where I would fly fish to my hearts content. But, but what if I should like to extend my trip … Continue reading

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MODIFIED THE MODIFIED ICE CHEST

Remember when I posted about modifying my new Extreme 3, 28-quart Coleman ice chest?  Here’s the post.  After evaluating my mods on the Percha Dam and the San Juan trips I was able to admit — I hated it.  No, … Continue reading

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TWO TRIPS TO BAILEY CANYON ROAD

Ah, Summer Solstice Day.  Because it threatened to be one of the hottest days of the year, I headed to the mountains to enjoy 25 degrees lower temperatures — the difference between torture and comfort.  I had intended to go … Continue reading

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I BIT THE BULLET AND BOUGHT A WELL REGARDED CAMPING TARP

Shade is in high demand in the southwest.  We always got a campsite with a shelter, but the sun created moving shade.  Same with the awning.   We looked to see what campers around us were using.  By far, the usual … Continue reading

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