Cigars and fresh air

Discussion in 'Campground Etiquette' started by Eskimorob, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Halford

    Halford Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2011
    Santa Clarita, California
    That is a rarity of all rares!
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  2. lonewolf465

    lonewolf465 Member

    Sep 15, 2013
    We don't smoke, however if I did, I would have a problem with someone coming to my campsite and complaining about it. It's the OUTdoors--------------------------
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  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2014
    Boston, MA
    Just bought some new stogies today.
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  4. myride

    myride Active Member

    May 14, 2015
    Edmonton, AB
    Borrow me one.....think I'm camped next door to tfisher...lmao
  5. gladecreekwy

    gladecreekwy Member

    Sep 25, 2016
    Since we never camp in campgrounds if we can help it smoke is never an issue. I'm wondering, however, how smoke is different than noise or bright light. If something that you are doing is bothering your neighbor isn't it the decent thing to do to try to get along? Making a comment that the guy would need EMS isn't funny, it's a sad fact that that's the attitude of many people. " if you don't like it go to hell". Makes me glad that I can always camp miles from anyone.
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  6. 1380ken

    1380ken Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2013
    I must of missed something. I don't see any posts where tfisher is talking about knocking on someone's camper to complain.
  7. Sneezer

    Sneezer Active Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    DFW, TX

    Agreed. I see posts all the time where people are complaining about generators, bright lights, partying late, loud people in the morning, loud people at lunch, loud people at dinner, loud people in general, kids running everywhere, people cutting through campsites, unleashed dogs, loud dogs, big dogs, little dogs, big motorhomes idling in the morning during tear down, huge trailers taking up too much room plus a TV blocking something else, constantly chirping car horns from remote lock/unlocking, headlights on when remote unlocked, loud coupling in tents, smoking, smoky fires due to poor wood choice, loud motorcycles, loud music, constant music, etc. Funny how everyone has something they can complain about against another camper, but as soon as they get in the hot seat it is their right to do whatever it is that people are complaining about. We as a country have lost that good neighborly aspect, and gotten more combative. The art of compromise and civil discussion has become lost to us. Like others I am willing to rearrange my trip a little in order to minimize the discomfort brought on by disruptions to my personal camping style or enjoyment. Take a longer hike, go exploring, watch a movie inside, find a local greasy spoon to try. We all camp as individuals to get away from some aspect of our lives, and collectively become part of a greater community, temporary as it may be, when we set up camp. Like any family there are going to be issues between people, but how we deal with them is what defines us. My way is not always the right way, and vice versa.

    Pull up a chair and have a chat. I can't share a cold one or offer a smoke, as I do not partake in either activity, but I can offer friendly conversation, and perhaps something tasty from the kitchen. If I have any left a cold root beer from the cooler is our preferred camping beverage (and usually more of a craft root beer, so something a little more special than normal fare). Keep the canvas up, the tires down, head for the shade in the summer and sun in the winter and keep the good vibes flowing.
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  8. Makin moves

    Makin moves New Member

    Sep 26, 2017
    Some people should just smoke a joint and chill! Makes the scenery better to.
  9. Aneemal33

    Aneemal33 Active Member

    Aug 25, 2016
    You make it to 10? You're my hero! :p
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  10. retiredmikey

    retiredmikey New Member

    Dec 20, 2016

    thank you lol

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