Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 54

Thread: Any tent campers out there?

  1. #26
    Super Member Caswews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Quilting, crocheting, sewing and crafting in my Sewing Room...Peaceful and wonderful !!
    Posts
    5,312
    Oh dear .. go buy yourself a pull behind camper ..Beats tent camping any day !!
    We did a couple of years ago and have used it quite a bit. No more tent camping for me (Shower, potty,eating out of the wind -plus no back splash !LOL).
    We found ours on Craigslist (if I may type that here ); the man was having back surgery, needed the monies we were going to give him less, but when we found out what was going on we gave him the full amount. He hated to give it up; but uninsured and needed the monies. DH said when he walked DH felt so bad; you could tell the man was in severe pain.
    One day I will change the colors as I am not a green person at all and its green !LOL
    When Life brings big winds of change that almost blows you over.Hang on tight and Believe.
    Words and hearts should be handled with care-for words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair. Author unknown to me
    Do what you feel in your heart to be right; for you'll be criticized anyway-Eleanor Roosevelt

  2. #27
    Super Member katiebear1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    lexington ky
    Posts
    1,323
    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    Totally agree. LOL
    So do I . at the very least a fully decked out RV.

  3. #28
    Super Member mary quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ga
    Posts
    1,443
    One of our favorite places to camp is Cumberland Island Ga . You have to take your gear on a boat.
    13 years ago we took our family on a camping trip to Germany, Poland Switzerland and France.We spent 4 weeks it was great. WE did rent a car But we did have our tent and gear in suit cases (it was before the air lines charged for luggage)
    Last edited by mary quilting; 03-20-2014 at 08:54 AM.

  4. #29
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    15,528
    Blog Entries
    2
    Yes we tent camp - we go to historical re-enactments! I had a business making tents...
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

  5. #30
    Super Member Doggramma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Wis
    Posts
    5,313
    It's been over 20 years for me. Now I couldn't get up and down in the tent without knocking it over. And both of us need to go to the bathroom at least once or twice a night. But we really loved it back then.
    Lori

    *********

  6. #31
    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    15,528
    Blog Entries
    2
    My parents are 87 and 89 and camped up until the last couple years. They got wet...
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

  7. #32
    Super Member Jo M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,457
    Count me in on tent camping. The more remote the better (fewer people). Less backpack camping these day tho. More into my stand-up tent with self-inflating queen size raised air bed. That's the life. Having the right equipment makes all the difference. Like you, I'll tent camp until I just can't anymore. National Forests usually have nice campgrounds.
    Jo

  8. #33
    Super Member Kooklabell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    RVing in USA and Canada
    Posts
    1,426
    My DH goes winter camping in a tent with the guys. Pretty funny to see the pictures and videos of a bunch of 60+ year old men huddled around a campfire in the snow LOL Me, no way.

    We bought our first travel van last spring - Roadtrek. Its small, but the bed is king sized - fits me, DH and two fur babies comfortably. We too love the State and National Parks. The private campgrounds are too tightly packed and crowded, noisy. We're hoping to head south for a few days - Spring Break for me. I don't care that it won't be very warm. I just want to go someplace where there isn't any snow on the ground!
    Kookie (Patti)

  9. #34
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Cedar Falls, IA
    Posts
    742
    We do tent camping when do canoe tripping, but I prefer modified tent camping in my motorcycle camper (which is a really big tent on wheels). My knees are not in good shape so I have trouble climbing out of a regular tent. I do it when I need to, but the motorcycle camper has a really tall entrance and a bed off the ground. It still gives me the same back to nature feel as a tent though.

    BTW, I am 59 and my husband is 61. We will be camping as long as we can! We usually camp 20 nights or so a year.

    Pam

  10. #35
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Nothern Indiana
    Posts
    3
    I love to tent camp! I'm a 57 yr old grandma of 3 and will hike and tent camp till I can't anymore. Would love to thru hike the AT. I love and respect history and the old way of doing things. That includes quilting.

  11. #36
    Super Member Rose_P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Dallas area, Texas, USA
    Posts
    2,927
    We used to tent camp with the kids years ago, but I had enough of that after awhile. I don't have any problem with the tent part of it, and I love being out in nature and hiking around, but the rest - cooking, clean-up, mosquitoes, too hot or too cold or too windy, outdoor toilets up the hill in the dark or rain - no thanks! Everything is more difficult and less comfortable than at home, which is not my idea of a vacation. My DH acted like I was a spoil sport if I wanted us to have cold cereal for breakfast some mornings instead of lumberjack food, and by the time we got all that cleaned up, someone was at my elbow asking about lunch!
    True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you donít need to regularly escape from. ~Brianna Wiest

  12. #37
    Super Member SherriB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Quilting somewhere......
    Posts
    2,850
    Blog Entries
    40
    We started out tent camping when our girls were little. We loved it!! One of my most favorite and treasured family memories is tent camping. But we are older and the old bones just don't do well on the ground, even with an air mattress. We moved up to a pop-up and now to travel trailer. I would love to take our grandkids camping just one time in a tent to let them experience it.
    Sherri

  13. #38
    Super Member leatheflea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    martinsville Indiana
    Posts
    4,479
    We were until last year. Sweetie bought a pop-up! PA has a great National park, we like to camp on the Clarion river at least once a year up there.

  14. #39
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    1,141
    We really enjoy camping, but we use a tent camper (pop up) it has all the conveniences of a camper, but you get the fresh air,and feel like you're sleeping in a tent. We tented for the 6 years we were married before our children were born, then took 4 years off. We tried tenting with them once when they were 2 and 4 , but that night we had 4 inches of rain and the biggest thunderstorm I ever recall while camping. Within one week, we had purchased a pop up. We just love it! We've been camping in it for the last 8 years. Most years we use it about 20 nights, which is a good amount for us.

  15. #40
    Junior Member scarlet14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    north central Kansas
    Posts
    189
    Started camping 51 years ago in the back of a stationwagon--next a tent--then a cabhigh camper shell which he really made neat--next slide in--- a van --2 fithwheels and now a 35 ft motor coach---each was fun in it's day but the motor home is the best---isn't 'roughing it but too old for that anyway---we camp at lakes and go to motorcycle trials events all over

  16. #41
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Newnan, Georgia
    Posts
    628
    We did tent camping for about 35 years. Loved it. Really miss it, with all of my joint problems just can't do it any more. We spent many many nights in north Georgia. What a beautiful place. Love it.

  17. #42
    Super Member oldtnquiltinglady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Lafayette, TN
    Posts
    1,199
    Blog Entries
    9
    Tent and lake-side campgrounds went out with the 80s for me. DH, and four kids. Now none of us do it--we have a houseboat up on the Ky line and that is really "roughing it" for us, three kids and various grandkids, and not overnight anymore for the two of us. We're too comfortable with the nearest Hampton Inn. But we all still love the great outdoors and water and get together every chance we get. I even have a sewing machine set up on the boat, so don't have to get anxious when I want to do some piecing or patching.
    Make every day count for something!

    JoAnn

  18. #43
    Power Poster Onebyone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Southern USA
    Posts
    11,431
    I tent camped when younger and never cared for the heat, bugs, and dust. I don't like staying in a cramped camper either. We rent a cabin in the area we want to explore. There are cabins just about in every remote location to rent and especially the more popular nature areas. We go to the Ozarks the most.
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
    Being cheap is not a badge of honor.
    My heroes are working people, paying their own way, taking care of their children and being decent human beings.

  19. #44
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    SW TN
    Posts
    588
    We did the tent camping, and the pop up camper thing too. Now we are in a 36' Allegro Bay. As they say at Tiffin, we are 'roughing it smoothly'. We have spent the winter in southern TX this year. Getting ready to head back to TN.


    Linda

    Sew little time and sew many ideas

  20. #45
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    12,952
    Blog Entries
    1
    I remember the first time I went camping. We pitched the tent in a field of poison oak.

    Second time I went camping was in a college course. The temp dropped at least 30 degrees below what was planned.

    Dh had similar camping experiences, so we have agreed not to go camping again unless we can stay in a 5-star hotel.

  21. #46
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    7
    I tent camped years ago when the kids were young and loved it. Moved on to a travel trailer for a while, then moved to the country and gave up camping. Now that we're ready to retire, the sig and I bought a small pop-up and are looking forward to camping in some national and state parks this summer. Not quite the same as tenting but second cousin to it!

  22. #47
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Centerville, WA
    Posts
    1,252
    We done a lot of tent camping when the kids were young. We always went to an area where we could cut fire wood & had a creek. We always spent weekends in the woods & the kids loved it. They still talk about the good days when we done that & how much they miss it. Tried it a few times when they shut down the woods for camping, on your own, & went to a few camp sites. Just wasn't the same. Didn't have the private family time together at the camp sites.

  23. #48
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    559
    Oh my , we used to tent camp in the 60's and 7o's when kiddies were small. Now, one of them fishes in tornaments and on the road DDIL takes her own bed linens and a foam mattress pad. Her hubby says its just like moving. But, they love their luxuries. She prefers Bed, Bath and Beyond over home made hand quilted quilts, but her dau wants a sorority t shirt quilt. Interestingly, another DGD and spouse like to tent camp and she loves to sew and quilt. I guess skipping a generation works sometimes.

  24. #49
    Senior Member pdcakm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    california
    Posts
    941
    tent camping is awesome. have loved it since i was a kid. my husband hated it but went along because i liked it. i had to do all the work because he did not know how to camp.

    best trip ever was the time my brother and i took my two granddaughters camping and we had thunder and lightening, and huge hail balls for one whole day. we were huddled in the tent with my big shepherd dog and read harry potter. near froze to death that night. we weren't prepared for that cold in the middle of june in northern california. we all still laugh about it.
    pdcakm alias pat
    If things go wrong, don't go with them. ~Roger Babson

  25. #50
    Super Member athomenow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Pataskala, OH
    Posts
    1,453
    Went camping one time when married to former spouse. Could be the reason for the divorce?? Anyway it's not for me. Howard Johnson's is as primitive as I want to go. I'd rather sleep in my bed now days because I'm so scared of bedbugs. Even the nicest hotels have gotten them. I do such a search in every hotel room that DH gets tired of waiting to bring in the luggage. I won't let him sit anything on the carpet, not even our shoes. I know that's bordering on crazy but I don't want those little critters coming home with me.
    Debra

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.