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The Hidden Consumerism of Camping and Outdoor Activities

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posted on May, 28 2016 @ 10:28 AM
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UNLESS ITS WET OUT, THEN YOU MAY NEED TO TAKE TWIGS BUT ID NEVER BUY THEM.




posted on May, 28 2016 @ 10:48 AM
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Carry more, know less ☺



posted on May, 28 2016 @ 11:47 AM
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We live in the boonies, our favorite camping spot is around us 24/7. There's only 9 full time residents in a huge bankrupt land development. When the holidays hit landowners swarm in/turn the whole place into campground fun land.

Here in Colorado we've had lots of spring snow/rain. It's beautiful and green but all that runoff/moisture loosens boulders, arroyo walls etc. Be safe flood water, lightning/large hail will kill you. No matter what neck of the woods you wander, watch your pets closely. We hate hearing families walking the road calling for fluffy etc. It breaks my heart and it happens all the time.

I hope all you over packers and weekend warriors have tons of fun just watch out for the local human population, we're an eccentric bunch.



posted on May, 28 2016 @ 01:39 PM
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originally posted by: Caver78
a reply to: AccessDenied

It's SWEET!!!
but WAY too many guidelines.

Dunno how many older campers are here but the running joke with gear is "you look like a gift wrapped bear snack"
This makes you a fancy lighted Bear-Snack!!



Oh..the Lay-Bag....that puppy is an accident waiting to happen! (wink-wink grins!)


Yes, I've definitely heard the bear jokes. "sleeping bag = bear burrito" lol One of the things i have in my back pack is a bear bell. Jingles when I walk in the bush, so as to let wildlife know of my presence and give them time to get out of the way.
As for the LayBag... Considering the provocative marketing there, methinks there is a secondary market intended besides camping. To each their own kink.



posted on May, 28 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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that laybag is a great idea. A lot better than lugging an aluminum cot around.

I swear, the old cowboys out here were crazy to just carry a bedroll. I know the horses helped with the snakes...but my God.

Between me and one of the better camping areas around here is a place called "Rattlesnake Gap". For a reason.



posted on May, 28 2016 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

George Noory's got you covered.



posted on May, 29 2016 @ 03:46 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
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that laybag is a great idea. A lot better than lugging an aluminum cot around.

I swear, the old cowboys out here were crazy to just carry a bedroll. I know the horses helped with the snakes...but my God.

Between me and one of the better camping areas around here is a place called "Rattlesnake Gap". For a reason.

Gives me the shivers just thinking about it. I don't do snakes...not even the harmless ones.



posted on Jun, 12 2016 @ 07:26 AM
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Normally a minimalist when it comes to 'camping' camping but I saw this and I think I really want one.



I think they've GOT me with this one!



posted on Jun, 13 2016 @ 04:43 AM
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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
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Normally a minimalist when it comes to 'camping' camping but I saw this and I think I really want one.



I think they've GOT me with this one!

Seems quite minimalist to me... Anything that keeps you up off the ground equals warm and dry so



posted on Jun, 13 2016 @ 02:45 PM
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What are your essentials and what are products you avoid ?


ESSENTIALS (recreational camping)

Tent (if it says 2 man, for 1, if it says 4 man, for 2, etc.), Small Mallet (for beating in stakes) (This tent above is damn cool though)
Water Jug
Good fixed blade knife
Machete (for going through growth)
Firearm
First Aid Kit
Sleeping Bag
Hammock (for good weather, prefer this)
Emergency Radio (for weather)
Tent Lantern
Flashlight
Drinks

Snacks (non-refrigerated)
Spices
Canned Food (just in case)
Dehydrated Food, Pasta, Sauces
Cell Phone (with PDF survival manuals, and emergency power battery, car charger, speaker for music)
Marshmallows (it's not camping without Smores)
Graham Crackers
Hershey Bars (in cooler)
Camping Forks (extendable)
Cooler with Ice and freeze packs
Ziploc Bags
Trash Bags (don't leave a mess)
Hot Dogs (and buns)
Eggs (they don't need refrigeration...ours are fresh)
Grits (to go with the fish we'll catch)
Net Bag (so you can keep drinks cold, etc.)
Firegrate
Pot and Frying Pan
Fishing Gear
Deep Woods Off
Dryer Sheets (in shirt pockets)
Changes of clothes, swimsuit
Camping Toilet (no reason to be uncivlized)
Camping Saw (easier firewood)
Lighter Fluid (and about 3 ways to make fire)

Not sure about you guys, but I typically have my truck with me when I go camping. I don't go too far from it. So can carry a lot. Note, this is NOT survival camping, but fun camping.



and a poncho that can double as a pup tent! (Do they make those?)


Mine certainly is. Though it'd be a small tent, it would keep you dry.
edit on 13-6-2016 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)



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