View Poll Results: What do you like to do when you go camping?
Sit around and do nothing! 118 54.13%
Bicycle riding 88 40.37%
Hiking 130 59.63%
Boating 37 16.97%
Lawn games 16 7.34%
Read 99 45.41%
Sit around the campfire 150 68.81%
Cooking 85 38.99%
Eating 112 51.38%
Other (feel free to specify in a post) 51 23.39%
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:03 PM   #71
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We enjoy many of the things listed above, campfires, food, drink, conversation etc.
A couple of things to add. It seems that most every time we attend our WBCCI Unit rallys, there is some activity that we would not have done on our own. We visited the Museum of making Music in Carlsbad, CA. A small, family owned and operated cheese factory near Temecula, CA. A great tour of Edwards AFB (tour guide was the head of public relations for Edwards). I can't list them all here.
The other activity we enjoy, which has not yet been mentioned, is kite flying. We love to fly our beautiful sport kites whenever there is room at or near wherever we are camping. Last week it was in Quartzsite, AZ.

Here are some photos and a link to a short video for anyone interest in what else we do for fun.

Kite Flying by Jim and Linn Foster
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:15 PM   #72
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Now that is impressive. Gosh, whenever anyone has told me to go fly a kite I've obviously misunderstood.

You two really do that well. Thanks for sharing,

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Old 01-29-2008, 07:53 PM   #73
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Other=wander and explore.
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I guess either the whole world is out of step or I am. I go do what I want to do and if it takes more than one day I try to spend the night there as comfortably as possible. That means taking the AS and have the ability to eat ice cream in the middle of nowhere on a hot day------and maybe a cold one or two. I like to explore, jump in hot springs where ever I find them, and fish where no one else is. The fishin' is always great, but sometimes the catching is not so good. But I don't care. It's the adventure! There is unexplored country beyond the end of every road that is calling for me.
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Quadding! I can't wait for Airstream's first REAL toyhaulers (not basecamp) to hit the used-depreciated market. This year, I'll be adding mountain biking to the roster.

I also love rockhounding and prospecting, and exploring dangerous old mineshafts. I have boxes and piles of pretty rocks everywhere, too many, really. Staring for hours at desert panoramas, with miles of alluvial fans climbing, climbing, climbing... Hiking and exploring the wilderness.

I've also started spreading native wildflower seeds around my favorite campgrounds, and with guidance from the rangers, hope to start planting a few trees a year at them too. I also find myself mending eroded trails etc where I see a crying need, which isn't seldom with ever-short forestry budgets. I try to go a bit beyond average with the credo of leaving it nicer than you found it.

Eating lavishly for being out camping. I prefer the stove; my campfire cooking hasn't gotten far past the hot dogs on sticks, and s'mores level.

Relaxing and napping. Staying up waaay late, looking at the stars, and taking long exposures of them. If you use a flash with a long exposure, you can get great shots of your rig or the near landscape along with the full starry sky. ) I've also used long exposures and a strong laser pointer to write and draw on mountainsides!


I guess I'm one of the few here that kind of tends to avoid other campers. Maybe its because I work hard all week, dealing with the public so those precious few times a year I can cut the cord and get out, I don't want to talk to anyone if at all possible. Not that I'm an ogre or anything, just not in gregarious mode.

Staying as late as possible on Sunday to watch the sunset until full dark. Arriving home at like 3 a.m. on a work night.

Good thread!
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Quadding! I can't wait for Airstream's first REAL toyhaulers (not basecamp) to hit the used-depreciated market.
So, is it really true? Will Airstream start manufacturing non-Basecamp toy haulers?
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Toy Hauler from Airstream?

Here are two photos if the Airstream toy hauler prototype.

Don't know if it will ever make it into production.

I know one WBCCI member who is considering making such a trailer from a large older Airstream to carry his Harley.
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Is the colod coordinated Backgammon set a factory option?

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It really wouldn't be too hard to make such a unit from an large, older, side-bath Airstream. Those units usually have the galley right inside the door on the curb side. Sleeping could be in the front using a couch which makes into a bed.

It could be a fun project.
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As you get some experience cooking over a fire you'll hardly want to cook over a propane stove again. The key is to have a good spread of hot coals to cook over, all the flame does is blacken your pots and all. I believe using cast iron is best, it's always been my favorite to use, cast iron skillet and a dutch oven is the way to go.

Setting around the fire at the end of the day is my favorite part of camping. It takes me back to when I was a boy setting around with my dad and friends. It's almost a religious experince for me, like as though I'm in Church.
fires rule for cook'n
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Robert,

How old is that picture? Do you still have the Jeep? By the way, that is one serious fire log. One would need to be camped there a week just to burn your way through that puppy.

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How old is that picture? Do you still have the Jeep? By the way, that is one serious fire log. One would need to be camped there a week just to burn your way through that puppy.

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Holy smokes ( pun intended) that's like 19 years ago. I like the Safari. I take it that it's long gone? I'm sure you are enjoying the luxury of the newer style.

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Yep..here is another vote for fly fishing and tying my flies if it is raining.
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