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springer1springer1 Member Posts: 647 ✭✭✭✭
edited July 2005 in General Discussion
Hey lets hear some Horror stories
Back in the day I would just lay a bag down and crash
didn't matter where, if it was raining
under any picnic table would do
Then came the tents then the air mattress
now its a motor home[:D]


  • wundudneewundudnee Member Posts: 6,054 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Like you, when we first started camping, it was sleeping bags and lawn chairs. Then we moved up to a pickup cover. We bought a little single axle Mobile Traveler and were on top of the world. We were still roughing it though, no light in the microwave and black and white TV.[:0] We traded up to a 24' Nomad and bought a color TV. We were still roughing it though, still no light in the microwave and we had to lean up in our Lazy Boy chair to change channels on the TV.
    We bought this 31' Coachmen with central air and heat, stereo, full size refrigerator and a built in microwave WITH A LIGHT. We also added a new TV/VCR with a remote, so we don't have to lean up and change channels.[:D] I think we might be a little spoiled.[;)]

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  • DancesWithSheepDancesWithSheep Member Posts: 12,937 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    When I got out of the Marine Corps 37 years ago I vowed never to go camping again. I haven't.
  • zr700zr700 Member Posts: 2,430 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Just got back from a week of boy scout camp as a leader, had a great time.[:)]

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    Thomas Jefferson 1824


  • dongizmodongizmo Member Posts: 14,477 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    The wife and I started with a tent, camping on state land, we had a ball!
    Last year we bought a old class "c", this year I have only been able to use it once so far! we have reservations at a state park next weekend, (right next to the shotgun range[8D][;)])

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  • Brian98579Brian98579 Member Posts: 1,177 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Started about 12 years old "sleeping out" in Kirk's orchard in "downtown" Hoodsport, then progressed to camping with only a sleeping bag (no shelter) on the banks of the Skokomish river and fishing. That was probably the most enjoyable.

    When I started riding motorcycles, we began carrying along a pack tent. My daughter and I camped at the Swinging Bridge park on the Satsop River, woke up floating in the tent after an all night rain, got up built a fire, dried out and rode home in the rain. Weyerhaeuser provided free site, firewood, and fireplace.

    Our entire family traveled to the east coast and back in a VW bus, tent camping along the way in the 70's. We then progressed to a 29 ft. Alumalite fifth wheel. and Dodge Cummins pickup. When I retired, we decided to "full-time" and bought this rig. We lived in it for 2 years. Beautiful rig, but way too much money, and way too much work.

    Haven't done any camping in 5 years. Maybe next time I retire.

  • codenamepaulcodenamepaul Member Posts: 2,931
    edited November -1
    I love to camp. Bring everything on my back, same stuff I had in the suck. Kids love it too. Wife loves to camp as long as there's cable, bathroom w/hot water, and A/C. Sometimes she even misses us!!!!!

    Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my gun.
  • Da-TankDa-Tank Member Posts: 4,074
    edited November -1
    God bless America!!!!!!!!!!!

    Of course I'm out of my mind. It's dark and scary in there.
  • A J ChristA J Christ Member Posts: 7,534
    edited November -1
    I know exactly what DWS is talking about! The Marine Corps got a way to take all the fun out of camping. [:D]
  • oldemagicsoldemagics Member Posts: 5,755 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    lottsa friends have campers and ask if i wanna go "camping", no thanks.
    if ya go with me anything you want you better be able to carry a few miles AWAY from someones screaming kids, blareing t.v.s etc. at a "campsite"
  • 96harley96harley Member Posts: 4,228
    edited November -1
    When I moved to 10th and plumb I quit camping. I just walk out the back door now. Matter of fact I have people come out here to camp.

    "Save the Whalers, they need jobs too."
  • n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
    edited November -1
    96harley! you live at 10th and plumb?? I used to live on the corner of Plumb and Way...[;)][;)]

  • CrittergitterCrittergitter Member Posts: 2,554 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I just went camping. Slept in the back of the truck. Had a few camp pests.

    Here's a cookie thief!

    MMMM...apples. this forkie was about 12 feet away.

    No fear from these deer. we had 8 or 9 in camp at one time...

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  • IAMACLONE_2IAMACLONE_2 Member Posts: 4,725
    edited November -1
    I'm with DWS.
    If they dont have room service I dont go.....
  • idsman75idsman75 Member Posts: 14,524
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by springer1
    Hey lets hear some Horror stories
    Back in the day I would just lay a bag down and crash
    didn't matter where, if it was raining
    under any picnic table would do
    Then came the tents then the air mattress
    now its a motor home[:D]

    Horror stories? Well, the last time I went camping there was a gun and it was pointed at me and I got dragged out of the passenger door of a pickup truck and an aempt to humiliate me was made while the muzzle of a SIG was buried in my ribcage.
  • springer1springer1 Member Posts: 647 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    EdlerDave Sound like you have
    a sweet set up
    When I was stationed out in cal a bunch
    of us would go camping up the canyon
    I got there a little late,so everyone was drunk
    and some others had joined us, a little later
    this hot little redhead was all over me[:D]
    man I was going to get lucky!
    A hour gos by and this guy grabs me from behind
    a jacks me up[^]
    Turns out this guy went and passed out
    and his wife got mad and makes my night[:p]
    After some fast talking we had a beer
    and talked s*&t about her[;)]

    Now I do most of my camping ,Hunting-fishing
    I work retail so most of my days off are one at a time
    If I close at 9:30 I drive to the land, sleep then
    I am hunting
    The RV has everything a hotel has,even room service
    if you ask nice plus you dont have too
    put up with anyones tude
  • 96harley96harley Member Posts: 4,228
    edited November -1
    Critter.....Now that's the way to hunt. An oreo and a ball pein hammer.

    "Save the Whalers, they need jobs too."
  • carson0384carson0384 Member Posts: 445 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    IDSMAN What the hell happened? And were you not carrying?

    "Guns don't kill people, husbands who come home early do." -Larry the Cable Guy

    "If I can't trust my self carrying my gun, I shouldn't be carrying it."
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