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Old 11-11-2017, 02:18 PM   #1
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How has “Airstreaming” impacted regular life?

For us, it has had a lot of impact. We consider ourselves boaters first but our Airstream occupies no small part of our lives.
One of the things we most miss about our Airstream while at home is our connection with the outdoors, especially our evening fires.
Last year, we were making some changes to our home and we tackled a deck project we have been talking about for some 20 years. One thing led to another and soon we were talking about a way to include our campfire...
I think this is my favorite place in our home now! It never would have occurred to us without our Airstream...
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:24 PM   #2
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looks great Bruce!
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:29 PM   #3
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looks great Bruce!
It is 34 degrees outside and Pepper and I are sitting by a roaring fire outside. It is great Steve!
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Bruce,

Nicely done is a start for words. And a cook station too boot.

Our backyard camp, Camp Hickory has a good sized fire ring and the campfire connection is a gotta do it when we camp.

Couple weeks back at Alumalina they have a big fireplace in the shelter, it quickly fills up. Our crew still wanted the atmosphere, time to improvise. They don't allow fires in camp but I put my dutch oven cooking platform on the ground and loaded up my charcoal chimney. Don't laugh, it got pretty toasty and kept the ladies warmer.

Very nice.
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Bruce,

Nicely done is a start for words. And a cook station too boot.

Our backyard camp, Camp Hickory has a good sized fire ring and the campfire connection is a gotta do it when we camp.

Couple weeks back at Alumalina they have a big fireplace in the shelter, it quickly fills up. Our crew still wanted the atmosphere, time to improvise. They don't allow fires in camp but I put my dutch oven cooking platform on the ground and loaded up my charcoal chimney. Don't laugh, it got pretty toasty and kept the ladies warmer.

Very nice.
Thank you.
I’d never laugh at any improvised 🔥...
There is something primal about fire and it is all good in my book!
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:47 PM   #6
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That's gorgeous, Bruce...nice job.

There is indeed something very primal about fire, which not only warms you and will cook your food, but provides visual entertainment, as well.

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Yeah, visual entertainment we got a few special oak logs. About 24" diameter and about a 6-8" hole in the middle. They are hollow. Set one on some support logs over a good base fire. In a few minutes they start drafting and the fun starts. They go, pretty good then drop in a bunch of big pine cones. Oh boy.
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We bought a house with a longer driveway so we could bring the AS home sometimes
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We bought a house with a longer driveway so we could bring the AS home sometimes
See, this is what I’m talking about.
That’s awesome!
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For us, it has had a lot of impact. We consider ourselves boaters first but our Airstream occupies no small part of our lives.

One of the things we most miss about our Airstream while at home is our connection with the outdoors, especially our evening fires.

Last year, we were making some changes to our home and we tackled a deck project we have been talking about for some 20 years. One thing led to another and soon we were talking about a way to include our campfire...

I think this is my favorite place in our home now! It never would have occurred to us without our Airstream...

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I am retired. I am afraid Airstreaming is pretty much "everyday life" for about 5 months of the year.
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Yeah, visual entertainment we got a few special oak logs. About 24" diameter and about a 6-8" hole in the middle. They are hollow. Set one on some support logs over a good base fire. In a few minutes they start drafting and the fun starts. They go, pretty good then drop in a bunch of big pine cones. Oh boy.
I've got a good sized cache of live oak logs like this that I save for special occasion fires. To me, they're all pretty special. We have a back field where the first thing I did when buying the place was to put a fire pit in. Just rocks around a depression in the ground. Surrounded by acres of wildlife preserve in a town with no street lights pretty much feels like camping.

As for how "Airstreaming" or in our case, Avioning (Airstream is in restore mode) has impacted my life, I'd say it's the keeping a part of history alive that I like, '65 Silverstreak, '77 Airstream and a '78 Avion are beneficiaries of one of my obsessions. Oh, and camping with the family... that too. I hope that my two young children will look back fondly on these times. "Hey Son, grab the shop vac will ya?"... "No, that's a crescent wrench..."

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A fire is still my favorite channel, no politics and no commercials. Suspenful plots and the characters are deeply rooted... never the same show twice.

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Anticipating that travel will end at some point, I want to be able to look around my little house and yard and be reminded of beloved places we traveled in our Interstate.

Last spring I replaced landscape timbers with a rock border of 8”-10” Wisconsin stone...all manner of beautiful rock now adorns the beds around my house and surrounds my garden.

I’ve also incorporated collected seashells into my landscaping, and am putting in a patio next year of aggregate concrete.

Rock and seashells remind me of places we have been to again and again.

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Anticipating that travel will end at some point, I want to be able to look around my little house and yard and be reminded of beloved places we traveled in our Interstate.

Last spring I replaced landscape timbers with a rock border of 8”-10” Wisconsin stone...all manner of beautiful rock now adorns the beds around my house and surrounds my garden.

I’ve also incorporated collected seashells into my landscaping, and am putting in a patio next year of aggregate concrete.

Rock and seashells remind me of places we have been to again and again.

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That is a lovely idea Maggie.
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How has “Airstreaming” impacted regular life?

Our Airstream has affected our life choices...

1. Our group of "best friends" are all those we have met through Airstreaming.
2. We moved to a "new house" (twice) so we could keep our Airstream(s) at home on our property.
3. Our daily driver is our tow vehicle - I wouldn't be driving an SUV otherwise.
4. The places we chose to vacation are more likely than not to include sleeping in our own Airstream beds.

Wouldn't have it any other way!

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