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I wanted to make a mega thread where we can discuss backwoods camping. Not in a backyard, not in a conventional campground. Pure, 100% out there, in the wild.<br><br>
All are welcome, long time enthusiasts, newcomers, those interested in going for the first time.<br><br>
We can share experiences/stories, tips/advice, ask questions, share photos/videos.<br><br>
I think one of my first major posts in this thread will be about bear safety and "bear bags", including the "triangle". Too many times do I hear about people going camping deep in the woods, dozens or hundreds of kilometres from human contact, just to act like brazen fools and take zero precautions with bear safety, putting themselves and bears in danger.
 

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Is there really still any real backwoods ? I mean with Bigfoot making hourly twitter updates and all, I really have to wonder.
 

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Is there really still any real backwoods ? I mean with Bigfoot making hourly twitter updates and all, I really have to wonder.</div>
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What's a twitter!? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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those interested in going for the first time.</div>
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I would fall into this camp. (no pun intended).<br><br>
It's always sounded like fun. Though, I don't own any gear.
 

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I actually have a question about bear safety. I've always used bear bags but am curious, has anyone used one of those "bear proof" containers/kegs before?? I'm curious as to how they work...
 

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I suppose this isn't conventional camping, but I'd like to share about it anyways. In 1877, four men bought some acres of land right off of lake Winnipesaukee, NH. They and their families started camping there, and it was passed on through generations. One of those four men was my great-great-great-great grandfather. We camp on the lake in civil war style canvas tents. There's one main dining hall, "birch houses" for bathrooms, and that's about it. It's great fun living in the woods during the summer, and though it isn't full blown camping, it is very dear to my heart. :)<br>
Here's a URL to a (BIG) picture of what the tents look like:<br><a href="http://fmellen.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/westend.jpg" target="_blank">http://fmellen.tripod.com/sitebuilde...es/westend.jpg</a>
 

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Roughest camping I've done is on river float trips. No outhouse, no tap water, hot, humid. I was not a happy camper.<br>
I think my camping days are over. Had my fill already and I can't see my wife camping at all. I can't even get her to stay more than a few hours in the forest. I hate getting home from the forest with several hours of daylight left, but that's how it often is.
 

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I camp often. We have roughed it before, didnt have an electric hook up to run the A/C and I had to fire up the generator. Felt like Paul Bunyon that weekend.
 

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I wouldn't mind I guess <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Just I'm in the UK.. (wrong side of Atlantic) ..I do love forest though & backwoods too.
 

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We had a Bear come around at Yosemite. Bro-in-law was on the ball *that* time and had everything up in a hanging sack. I was in my tent and totally missed seeing the Bear. Damn shame (or maybe not, cause I probably would have tried to squeeze his nose or something and got the Bear ass-kicking of the century.
 

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I plan on doing such camping during bicycle tours in a few years. It's free aside form equipment, and sounds like a lot of fun.
 
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