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    Afternoon guys,
    I tried tent camping a few days ago on a mountain campground for a family reunion and really ended up liking it a lot. Everything from making tea over the fire to watching football on a satellite tv. I'm going to be giving it a shot again in another week and was wondering what your favorite things to bring along are and what items would you consider camping necessary? I have a cast iron grate that I put over the fire for the tea kettle and a skillet for making eggs. I have two LED lanterns that I'm not crazy about, they're too powerful to see anything with as funny as that sounds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by korekaza View Post
    Afternoon guys,
    I tried tent camping a few days ago on a mountain campground for a family reunion and really ended up liking it a lot. Everything from making tea over the fire to watching football on a satellite tv. I'm going to be giving it a shot again in another week and was wondering what your favorite things to bring along are and what items would you consider camping necessary? I have a cast iron grate that I put over the fire for the tea kettle and a skillet for making eggs. I have two LED lanterns that I'm not crazy about, they're too powerful to see anything with as funny as that sounds.
    always try to pitch your tent so that your head is upslope pointing north. this is very important for several reasons, most of them metaphysical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by korekaza View Post
    Afternoon guys,
    I tried tent camping a few days ago on a mountain campground for a family reunion and really ended up liking it a lot. Everything from making tea over the fire to watching football on a satellite tv. I'm going to be giving it a shot again in another week and was wondering what your favorite things to bring along are and what items would you consider camping necessary? I have a cast iron grate that I put over the fire for the tea kettle and a skillet for making eggs. I have two LED lanterns that I'm not crazy about, they're too powerful to see anything with as funny as that sounds.
    The type of camping you do determines the needs.
    Watching TV and LED lanterns are a little much for me. I prefer to watch nature and fall asleep next to a fire slowly burning out......
    One weekend:
    1. Tent
    2. Sleeping bag
    3. 4 gallons of water (2 gallons each day for cooking, bathing, and drinking)
    4. 4 MREs (high caloric and easy to carry)
    5. Matches/lighter, 10 pieces of paper
    6. Underpants (3 pair), jeans, extra shirt
    7. 1 bag marshmallows
    8. Graham crackers
    9. Hershey bars

    Put phone into "Off"icial position and have a relaxing weekend!
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    I always take my first aid kit, extra water and my car kit (jumper cables ect.)

    A Hammock is nice, I like to sleep outside as much as possible, nothing puts me to sleep better than mother nature.

    For cooking, I either Bar-B-Q, or bring the burner that came with my Turkey fryer (I'll throw my big azz iron skillet on it, can make 18-inch pancakes with it)

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    BACON!
    1st Aid Kit
    Booze
    mixer
    Ice in a big cooler
    Last but not least a 5 gallon bucket and plenty of Toilet Paper
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    Oh I love camping! Next to a river is best.
    Check weather ahead of time
    Dome tent
    Padding to put under the bag
    Towels
    Goggles for viewing fish and rocks
    Old tennis shoes
    Cutoffs or swim gear
    Float tubes
    Ax
    Good sharp knife
    Guns and cell phone for emergencies
    Folding light aluminum table
    Comfy folding chairs with drink holders
    Corn on cob with silk peeled back..add water and butter and rewrap with husks and in aluminum foil
    Elgin sausage and all meat hot dogs and mustard/relish
    Metal grate for cooking over fire
    Skillet, cooking utensils
    Cut up apples with sugar and cinnamon in a cast iron kettle with cover (cook over fire)
    Both LED and old fashioned lantern for soft light
    Soap
    Hand shovel and toilet paper (if your way out there)
    Matches and lighters
    Water..lots
    Beer, wine, fruit bagged drinks
    Bacon, eggs, bread or tortillas
    Marshmellows
    Watermelon in its own cooler
    Sunscreen
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    You've done this before!
    How about if it rains, how will you cook?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamboatAnnie View Post
    Next to a river is best.

    Good sharp knife

    Corn on cob with silk peeled back..add water and butter and rewrap with husks and in aluminum foil

    Beer, wine, fruit bagged drinks

    Bacon, eggs, bread or tortillas
    yeah.

    oh, yeah.

    mmmmmm.

    uh huh.

    mmm, mmmm.

    hey dba, want to go camping sometime?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamboatAnnie View Post
    Oh I love camping! Next to a river is best.
    Damm, easy to tell you're a Texas camper (I hit all the state parks, love the rivers)

    There is absolutely nothing better then cold watermelon on a hot Texas day...


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    Quote Originally Posted by nnuut View Post
    You've done this before!
    How about if it rains, how will you cook?
    Well...that is where checking the weather comes in. Here in Texas must be aware of heavy rain...like Stevie Ray Vaughn says, It flooding in Texas!! No way can you stay next to a river in heavy rain.

    A little Summer sprinkle is okay though... Just move the fire under a huge Cypress tree... They are tall and huge! Keep on swimming and drinking until the sprinkles go by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by korekaza View Post
    Afternoon guys,
    I tried tent camping a few days ago on a mountain campground for a family reunion and really ended up liking it a lot. Everything from making tea over the fire to watching football on a satellite tv. I'm going to be giving it a shot again in another week and was wondering what your favorite things to bring along are and what items would you consider camping necessary? I have a cast iron grate that I put over the fire for the tea kettle and a skillet for making eggs. I have two LED lanterns that I'm not crazy about, they're too powerful to see anything with as funny as that sounds.
    First post and its a camping thread, go figure

    Hard to add more than what has been suggested, especially DreamboatAnnie's excellent list, but I've got a few.

    I highly recommend as a bug repellant a lotion/soap/bath oil called skin so soft. Apparently they sell a bug repellant-branded version, but I grew up using the regular one before everyone knew about it and they turned this feature into a selling point (assuming that's how it went). I've read that this claim has been tested and found to be untrue, perhaps its just my magical aroma, but it works for me.

    Then perhaps this, my wife's personal favorite, face and hand wipes. Good camping makes you dirty and prohibits showers, so cleaning up a bit is always welcome.

    And I don't think I noticed anyone mention...friends

    As for the LEDs, I get what you mean. Definetely bring one, but try to let your eyes do the work. They do an excellent job and its well worth it.

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    I really wish I would have gotten a week of camping in this Summer or early Fall when it was nice, now I'm pretty sure I'll hold off until next year when it's a bit warmer out. I definitely focus on bottled water, items for starting fires, and possibly a weapon big enough to fend of a decent size bear or cougar.

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