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Old 08-05-2015, 01:22 PM   #15
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And for saving on washing clothes - break out the speedo or bikini or not.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:25 PM   #16
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It's likely the result of too much sun/heat in the Mohave summer... - I imagine his imminent return to the Rockies will restore Ray... - well, that and perhaps running water? ; )
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:19 PM   #17
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"And for saving on washing clothes - break out the speedo or bikini or not."

We see where you got your handle, Seemore. jon
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:30 PM   #18
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Protagonists distant cousin, Procrastonist taught me this.

#11 Soak them. Activate sink stopper, add H2O and biodegradable soap. REALLY give it time to work. Your dishes will be relatively clean by the time you are hungry again.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:58 PM   #19
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Dish Washing... avoidance at best

Not sure how it works elsewhere, but we have a standing agreement, the cook and dish washer are NEVER the same person for any given meal.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:05 PM   #20
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I'm confused, is this some form of humor? Or is taking a big old steamy on the environment your actual advice?
Right Bold. We've used paper plates when water was at a premium. If you use paper, recycle. Buy paper plates made of recycled paper. Avoid styrofoam like the plague.

When we stay in campgrounds (and rental properties for that matter) it's disappointing ho many do not offer the opportunity to recycle.
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:16 PM   #21
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I am with you about the dogs - very useful in many ways. We have a 1:1 ratio (2 dogs, 2 humins). Dog snouts are immune system stimulators and what does not kill you, makes you stronger!
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:59 PM   #22
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Right Bold. We've used paper plates when water was at a premium. If you use paper, recycle. Buy paper plates made of recycled paper. Avoid styrofoam like the plague.

When we stay in campgrounds (and rental properties for that matter) it's disappointing ho many do not offer the opportunity to recycle.
Yes, buy recyclable paper and never Styrofoam. You can even buy biodegradable paper products.

As for this quote: "more important than you removing a half a pound of oily salt from your hair or body surface."

LOL, I think if you've gotten to that point you may be a bit over the edge.

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A spray bottle of windex and a spray bottle of water for rinse. Works great in a bind. Many years of tenting without running water = really shiny dishes and flatware/ utensils.
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[QUOTE=Zybane;1664391]Yes, buy recyclable paper and never Styrofoam. You can even buy biodegradable paper products.

As for this quote: "more important than you removing a half a pound of oily salt from your hair or body surface."

LOL, I think if you've gotten to that point you may be a bit over the edge.

Priceless! Aspirational for me, an old coot newbie...a forward look at my airstreaming future?? Thanks for the pic!
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:10 PM   #25
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Zybane's photograph is of an imposter. I wear a 45 year old Levi jacket with the Scottish lining plaid cloth and western hat, when posing for photographs.

I use to spend a week to ten days living out of a 1956 VW bug with a 900cc engine while collecting fossil mammals & reptiles in the Badlands of Western Nebraska in 1965 - 1966. Then with my profits made a 1964 VW 1200cc bug financially possible. At the time I needed:

1- fork
1- spoon
1- butter knife
1- hunting knife with a sharp edge
1- manual can opener that twists
1- Estwing rock pick
A carton of canned and dry food. Sleeping bag. Pup tent. Water jug. Toilet paper. Paper towels to wrap fossil finds. Brown lunch sacks to label and package fossil skulls, tortoise, teeth, lizards, snakes and fossil bird eggs.

Everything I needed fit on the back seat, floor and storage area of either VW Bug.

Today I camp within a 2014 25 foot Airstream. Tow with a Crew Max Toyota Tundra 4x4 5.7L engine. Camper shell. I have two digital televisions. AM/FM/CD/DVD radio. Ceiling fans. Toilet. Refrigerator. Nice comfortable bed and anything else found at a home that is stationary.

From the above two options, tell me which of these two life styles I enjoyed the most and have fondest memories...

It sure is not the Airstream and Toyota Tundra option.

I prefer camping with someone who eats off of paper plates, uses washable plastic forks and has a sense of humor for the evening discussions to make sense of our discoveries.

The setting and rising sun is our clock.

Our conversations drift back to earlier days when the finds were more frequent and closer to the campsite. After 45 years my old clothes "almost fits" and I still have my climbing boots from High School days in the late 1960's.

I do not care how someone looks, dresses, food preferences... as long they are honest, good company and willing to take turns sitting downwind at times.
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