Cool Campsite Ideas

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by Dubblegee, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Billy McFly

    Billy McFly Active Member

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    I do the same winter camping for fresh snow in the back of my pickup (canopy), mostly Stevens Pass. You can do a lot with a 20amp service :)
     
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    This thread reinforces my appreciation of our diverse experiences and sense of community. Thank you all. I needed a good read.
     
  3. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately, every time I try to cool my beer in the creek, some asshole fisherman drinks it (and it ain't me). ;) LOL
     
  4. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    And a some bungie cord. . . sort of like elastic duct tape, lol.
     
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    Trapper Author, Writer, Photographer

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    In the Montana back country, stealing some guy's beer or liquor is liable to get you aired out and buried in a shallow grave. It's right up there with kicking his dog or punching his horse. :D

    Trapper
     
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    Sacrilege, no such crime should ever be committed. Most anglers are willing to share, but just grabbing and helping yourself? Horrible form.
     
  7. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually, this is a true story. Had tossed a six pack in the river to cool. Ran back up to camp to fix dinner (was on the Hoh at the Oxbow). The sixpack was actually tethered to a line so I could just pull it up when I needed it. Ran to grab line and it was limp. Ran down, and all the beer had been taken. This was well below the launch, and one of my favorite spots there at Oxbow (think first time I met you Ed was the Hoh Down at that exact spot). Should attach a bell and carry a sniper rifle. That'll fix em'. :)
     
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  8. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    pull tabs my god thats ancient history, what type of critter pulled the covered wagon?
     
  9. Ed Call

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    Know the spot well. Thanks for the sixer! Guess I will have to make good on that little indescretion.













    Kidding.

    That swirling vortex of food funneling is the first steelhead hookup spot for Matt Smith. I was rowing him and Rob Ast in my new cataraft. Awesome trip, huge fish...saw it all side the boat right before he broke it off.
     
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  10. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    You guys ought to check out the "campaigning" that some of the British generals did during the revolutionary war here. Crystal, china, candelabra, good wine, and the requisite mistress. Gen. Burgoyne's mistress was known as "Mrs. Commisary", a step up form the usual camp whores, but not much!
     
  11. Ed Call

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    Next you'll suggest we do like ze French.

    There is a reason you cannot see my palm when I hand salute, sir.



    Now show us a photo of the camping bar!
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    The missus says no ,bad idea!
     
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    Bait fishermen, I'm sure. No high tone fly fisherman would steal beer.
     
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    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Reminds me of a trip to a lake over by Twisp a number of years back.

    The dog and I were on a 10-day trip through the North Cascades, eastern Washington and Oregon and had stopped at this lake for a few days. We'd just gotten the tent up (well, the Husky wasn't much help in that!) and settling in with a bit of a fire and an adult beverage in this deserted campground when 4 vehicles pulled into a site a couple of spaces away. Both Nanda (the dog) and I watched in interest as they erected a couple small tents and then proceeded to pull sheets of plywood out of a truck. Out came a couple of screw-guns and before long they had a very pretty bar about 4' wide by 5' tall set up. More interesting was the myriad of bottles with which it was festooned!

    They were a bunch of Seattle area Boeing employees on an annual trip and fortunately for me were very friendly and very easy-wristed on the aged single malt pours! :)
     
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