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Any advice? Its true camping in a tent in the middle of the woods in Gatlinburg, TN. Kind of excited to try it.
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How long? I love camping.
4 days.... We are messing around town during the day and just hanging out at night.
I hate camping. I'd enjoy it if I were able to be drunk the whole time.
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I thought everyone was drunk the whole time while camping?
I don't really have advice I don't really put to much thought into camping. My friends like air mattresses you might like one I personally hate them but I don't like how the bottom of the rent gets wet so I use a mat thing I got in the camping section at wal mart for like $7. A yoga mat would work too and probably be softer. I actually sleep the best while camping. You might want a canopy thing I don't bother with them but some of my friends use them for more space. I hate packing for anything or planning so basically its tents blankets and clothes for me. If your close to a food store I would just go every day before you cook so you don't have to worry about storing food. Use your cooler for drinks.
Oh that's right there in the Smoky's. I'm jealous. I've driven through that area and it's beautiful.
Last time I went I think I was like 12.
Yea i love it there.
My parents took us on a 3 week camping trip in New England when I was about that age. It was awful. I hated my parents at that age. My dad bought the cheapest tent he could find and it rained nearly every day. It was the Griswold's on steroids.
My advice...take a camper. If nobody owns one, rent one. I used to tent camp alot when I was younger, but I've aged and it's been 14 years since I've tent camped.
Bring toilet paper and matches. Put'em in plastic bags. You'll forget something - no doubt - but that's part of the adventure.
A pad for your sleeping bag will help a lot (so I'm told). New ones inflate automatically when you unroll them.
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I always forget something.... I went to Vegas last month and forgot my CC and boxers!
So maybe I should go with my gf's family when they do. I'll sneak something in some flasks so I can be really drunk for it.
Oak, you also might want to fashion a toilet out of a 5 gallon bucket with a seat back so you don't have to hold onto a tree. Crapping in the woods is by far the worst part about camping.
My son worked on Admiralty Island, Alaska. They flew the crew in from Junuo in sea plane. They'd walk to shore with hip waders. Camp for 10 days (back country). It rained nearly every day. He got used to everything being damp. Pretty intense stuff. Bears - the whole nine yards. They'd cut down trees, skin them, cut them and build walk ways and bridges for the benefit of about 10 people who visited year year - well heeled people on kayak tours. Great adventure for young man just out of highschool
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I think the camping site we are going to has a couple make shift restrooms.
That's not very manly.
yea but ill like pooping on a toilet
That would be a great experience. Thanks for sharing those pictures.
Wow, those photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
I'm not a huge fan, but my wife and I do the tent camping a few times a year at campgrounds. That way there is showers and toilets available. We usually bring a grill and cook out. Usually we have a big cooler and bring some milk so we can do cereal in the mornings. I make coffee with a french press. Not so manly, but I need my caffeine and bathrooms.
I work on campers 7 days a week so camping I don't do. So JS if you need a new camper I can hook ya up
Remember: bug repellant, toilet paper, sleeping pad (although not a comfortable as an air mattress, much warmer), since you will be in the mountains, bwe sure and bring a good sleeping bag rated at a minimum as good to the teens. Tent camping is what I did most of my life and I loved it right up until it got so damned painful to get up off the hard ground. If you are still supple and able to rise to the occasion, you'll have some fun. Oh yes, my first child was conceived in a Boy Scout tent on the Ouachita River in south central Arkansas on a 100 degree sumnmer day. The hottest (temp wise) sex I ever had. We swore of sex until we got back to Missouri and by the time we got back, she missed her period. Have a good time buddy.
I can't decide if this is romantic or not.
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