Single male camper, camping alone?

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  1. Myles

    Myles New Member

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    I'm a people person! Never meet a stranger, although some I meet are strange! Just strike up a polite conversation, and if they will talk, let em! You just might learn something, and everyone likes to feel that they are the center of attention!
     
  2. Cndngrl

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    I don't think it's a western state thing. I live in Ontario, and DH worked and lived out of town for almost 6 years. Sometimes I camped with the kids, sometimes with friends, and sometimes I just went on my own. I've met tons of single campers. And not once did I think any of them were creepy or weird.
     
  3. Mamie

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    A friend of mine's husband worked out the country and when he came home he went on a lot of motorcycle trips alone camping. Super nice guy and I don't find him creepy at all.
    If I ever get my camper up and going, I'll be making trips alone and along the way, setting up camp. I don't like to travel because I don't like hotels. The thought of being considered creepy never crossed my mind, but I think there probably is a difference between male/female - I or other females don't pose a threat. The suggestion of setting up 2 chairs is something I will remember. All that aside, if a man came up to me in a campground, I would probably feel threatened just like I am if they come to my door and try to be friendly. I think a taser is a good thing to have and now that I think about it, I need to get one to go to the door.
     
  4. Byrd_Huntr

    Byrd_Huntr Well-Known Member

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    My wife is almost always with me when camping, but I do go on a couple of solo trips a year. I have not felt that anyone was creeped out by my presence, but as someone else stated, that's not my problem anyway. I don't generally approach people, but I don't discourage contact either. If someone walks by and comments or makes eye contact, or I run into someone on a trail, I will wave or greet them with a 'good morning'. This has resulted in friendly exchanges and interesting conversations. About the only concession I make to irrational fears is that I position my lawn chair so that I don't appear to be staring into someones campsite.
     
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  5. JustRelax

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    Wow an old thread; @1380ken I caught the humor, nicely done.
     
  6. tfischer

    tfischer Well-Known Member

    The original poster hasn't been back since the day they dropped the video here. Methinks this was a sly ploy to get more clicks on their YouTube channel.
     
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  7. tombiasi

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    Happens all the time but that didn't stop us from getting some use out of it did it?
     
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  8. tfischer

    tfischer Well-Known Member

    Well, if "use" means we gave him a lot of answers that he never bothered to come back and read, then I guess so :)
     
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  9. tombiasi

    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    By "use" I mean that a lot of useful information was exchanged among us regardless of whether the OP read them or not.
     
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