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How many years have you (your family) been camping? #116
09/15/09 12:37 PM
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How many camping trips does it take to qualify a camper as being a veteran? When you feel comfortable in the outdoors doing the chores that camping entails, then you are a veteran. I've been tent camping since I was 4. That was a long time ago, and I still take several camping trips every year. I may be a vateran, but there are still things to learn and new places to visit. Every camping trip is a new adventure! So please, take this poll and one day before too long I'll compile the results and give everyone great feedback, Thanks for looking.

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Re: How many years have you (your family) been camping? [Re: Blazin Marshmallow] #119
09/15/09 01:13 PM
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I have been camping all my life... Started when I was in cub scouts, then boy scouts, and just continued on...

Used to camp in tents with my cousins out in Prince Gallitzin alot, then they bought a pop up, and the rest of us stayed in the tents for a couple years.

The we all starting getting jobs further away, and families, and the camping dwindled to just a few times a year together.

No we try to get out as often as we can, but my idea of roughing it now is not having 50 amp service, and having to use 30 amp, and even worse, running on battery power... :(

I really enjoy it though, and looking forward to meeting more people over the next several years.



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Re: How many years have you (your family) been camping? [Re: CampingPA Ranger] #124
09/15/09 02:23 PM
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I've been camping since I was kid too. My family camped at Raystown a lot because my dad had a boat. We would take a tent, well 2 because I have 4 brothers, even a big two room tent wasn't big enough. We would always get a site close to the water. As we kids got older we camped less and less. When Jcharne and I got married we started camping again. Tenting was fine till the time the raccoon ripped a hole in the tent, then I was ready to upgrade. We finally got a camper this year and it's been so nice. Our kids really enjoy camping now too.

Re: How many years have you (your family) been camping? [Re: Mama Bear] #247
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There are pictures of me at Ryerson Station State Park in diapers napping outside the tent. Then we progressed to a pop up and eventually a tt.

When my wife and I were dating, I mentioned going camping. We bought a tent that we used for about 6 years. Then moved to a pop up that we had for about 8 years. Currently have a Jaco Kiwi 21C hybrid and love it. Spend as many weekends as possible with our 10 year old daughter and 7 year old son making as many memories as possible. Wouldn't change it for anything!


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Re: How many years have you (your family) been camping? [Re: Washpa Randy] #665
09/25/09 10:56 AM
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I have also been camping all my life,but my wife was a city slicker and had no clue about camping and the only way she would try it was with a pop up, so back 9 yrs. ago we bought a used pop up and she liked it except for the potty runs in the middle of the night so then we got a 22ft. travel trailer but outgrew that with our two boys so now we have a bunkhouse 28fter.and the whole family is hooked on camping.


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Re: How many years have you (your family) been camping? [Re: rich] #702
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Its awesome to hear all of these great camping stories. I too started camping out in our back yard when I was a kid! I went from tenting, to a pop up to a travel trailor and now to a fifth wheel. My husband and I have such a passion for camping- we love the friendships built over camp fires and the closer it has brought us to our families.


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Re: How many years have you (your family) been camping? [Re: WiLd FlOwEr] #4764
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I too have been camping all my life. When I was a kid we had 5 families that went camping together almost every weekend. We called ourselves the 'Bee Boppers Camping Club'. We went every where east of the Mississippi from Maine to Florida. When I got married we tent camped for the first 5-6 years. Then received our first pop up, a Skamper. We used that for about 6-7 years then bought a new 1996 Starcraft pop up. We still have it and it is in pretty good shape. We are currently thinking about getting a toy hauler so we can take the motorcycle with us. There is nothing more relaxing then sitting by a campfire cooking a hot dog or sausage.


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Re: How many years have you (your family) been camping? [Re: depotdlr] #4775
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I just started 8 years ago and I am only left to wonder what I was waiting for! 4 years "tentin", 3 years in a pop up and this year our first travel trailer.

I really enjoy the atmosphere, including many great people, in the campgrounds where we have stayed.

It is a terrific bonding opportunity for the family. On many of our trips we are joined by my parents (travel trailer) and often my brothers and sisters, and their families, will camp with us too (tents).


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Re: How many years have you (your family) been camping? [Re: Bluegrass Fan] #4778
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I have camped most of my life my parents bought a camp along the river and there is a nice island across from it used to tent on it almost every weekend.When i was younger in school me and a few buddies tented almost every weekend including the winter over christmas break. And tented for a few years then bought our first pop up a $500 beauty then the next year bought a brand new pop up


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Re: How many years have you (your family) been camping? [Re: campinfamily] #4795
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After 2yrs of looking and thinking about purchasing an RV we finally purchased our first RV in May of this year. We have camped in a tent a few times along the years and now enjoy it more than ever. Growing up my parents had a 1969 Apache pop up and I have fond memories of camping in northern Michigan. Now that my family and I own an RV I am anxious to create memories of our own. I have to ask is there such a thing as being addicted to camping? If so we sure are.


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Re: How many years have you (your family) been camping? [Re: Blazin Marshmallow] #5597
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My wife camped when she was a kid. I sort of camped at my parents' bungalow, no water, no sewer, etc. When we met, we both kind of knew where it was heading. After we bought a house where we could keep a camper at, we soon had our first travel trailer. Been camping about 5 years together, AND, to top it off, we got married in 2008 at Twin Grove Campground.


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Re: How many years have you (your family) been camping? [Re: Blazin Marshmallow] #5600
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I been going to camp my whole life but camping in a camper started 5 years ago for us


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