First "dry camp" experience

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  1. smoreking

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    [​IMG] We stayed two nights at this "primitive campground" last weekend. Had a great time experimenting without hook-ups.
     
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    Looks like a nice place. Write a review in the Tenn. forum for all to enjoy.
     
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    Looks like a great place! Dry camping is my favorite, I love to get away from the campgrounds completely.
     
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    WOW! Looks beautiful! I grew up dry camping and would like to do it again. Convincing my wife on the other hand, is a different story!
     
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    Wow, that is a nice looking site. Glad you enjoyed it.
     
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    Re: First "dry camp" experience

    I will see if I can get more pictures and post in TN reviews. This is site 1 on primitive side of Mousetail Landing State Park.
     
  7. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    For those who have family members reluctant to dry camp, show them pictures like this. Dry campgrounds almost always have much larger sites that are spaced farther apart than CGs with hookups. They are usually in prettier settings and offer more privacy, too.
     
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    This was a trial run for us. We will be doing this more often because we had a great time, this site was 8.00 verses 20, on site fishing, and you are still allowed to drive a mile to the main park and use the showers.
     
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    We have always been tent campers. So, we generally prefer "dry" camping. No water, electricity or hook-ups. We don't have batteries, either. It's generally so much more peaceful and not as populated, which is super nice. We will experiment with camping with electric hookups this season....not sure if it will be for us or not.
     
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    That looks great! Man... campsites that close to a river just don't exist out here.
     
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    Campit EAT SLEEP CAMP

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    Now that's a beautiful site! I could just sit in those chairs and stare at that river all day long! Wonder if you could catch a mess of fish? So relaxing. Primitive camping is so nice.

    Campit
     
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    Have you been to Gold Basin? There's some nice sites along the river up there. :)
     
  13. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    PNW Family:
    Sure they do, if you know where to look. Here is my campsite on the Little Naches River in the central Cascades from last September.

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    And here is my campsite on the Nooksack River in the North Cascades from last August.
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    Alright, let me rephrase that. [LOL]

    "I'm used to there being a one to two hundred foot buffer or a couple berms between the campsite and the river"
     
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    U_T- OMG!! You just knocked me out of my chair!!
     
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    I would like to dry camp more. DW isn't so fond of it, though. We dry camped once for 3 nights at a NC state park with some good friends. Had a great time, and there were only two negatives that week. When we arrived, the frig refused to light. Flame shot out of the burner, so we lived out of the cooler because there was no electricity to run the frig. Secondly, the last night turned out to be unseasonably warm. So we laid there in bed with all the pup windows fully open, sweltering and sweating. It was a LONG night and we went home the next day exhausted from lack of sleep.
     
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    How come I can see everyone's pics/links except for Unstable's [?:~{]
     
  18. BigBaron

    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    Primitive? [LOL] Glad you had fun. It looks beautiful!
     
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    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    Strangbird22, I'm not sure why you can't see my pictures. I've not heard anyone else say that. I'm a bit different than most people here in regard to posting pictures, though. I don't use one of those websites like SmugMug, flickr, etc. I put copies of my pictures in the on-line storage space that my ISP (Comcast) provides. When I post a picture here I put its url in image tags. I wonder it there is some setting on your browser that is interfering in some way. Try cleaning your cache to see if that helps. Otherwise, I'm stumped.
     
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    BigBaron Dreaming of Tommy's chili cheeseburgers...

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    Re: First "dry camp" experience

    On the android app, I have to clear the cache every now and then to see the pics.
     

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