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 Post subject: Camping - MORE FOTOS!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:46 pm 
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Have you been camping yet this year?

We are taking a couple of days off to camp and hike and we leave in about one hour. Pictures to follow hopefully.

The first things put on my kit list were whistles: Gen Bb as it is such a nice whistle and Overton C. As you can see I'm travelling light. ;)


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Safe travels, Adrian & Susan!

Take lots of pictures ..... :D


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Just got back from 2 days with the Scouts, great weather-sun burned. We built a log look out tower, spent some time learning archery safety and fundamentals and lots of campfire cooking. Felt so good to get back out among the boys and some great Christian Leaders.
Hope your outing was memorable one.

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We're back!

Had a great time with lots of walking. Pictures to follow later.


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Fred Bechtoldt wrote:
Just got back from 2 days with the Scouts, great weather-sun burned. We built a log look out tower, spent some time learning archery safety and fundamentals and lots of campfire cooking. Felt so good to get back out among the boys and some great Christian Leaders.
Hope your outing was memorable one.


WOW! Wish we had been with you! Sounds like you had a great time. Do you have pix?


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Adrain, I'm headed out to the Rockies to see my sister in Denver May 4th. On the last couple of days, I hope to take my Burke D up in the mountains. Whether a second whistle will come is undecided. My tweaked Generation Bb is a possibility. I had wanted to stay overnight but I think it's too early in the year--don't want to wake up in a snowdrift.
Do whistles scare bears or attract them??

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kelly wrote:
Do whistles scare bears or attract them??

Depends on the whistler ;)

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I just got unpacked from my camping at the Loch Norman Highland Games this last weekend and the apartment is trashed!

I had a blast as I haven't been able to camp for about 4 years. Got to meet lots of old friends and found that I had lost a few, all of them younger than I am.

I still smell the campfire and think something is burning in home, sweet apartment...

Darn! I missed Bible study. :shock:
I had a visitor wanting a Linux distro that I have to download, so I played him a few tunes on the pipes after I got the downloads started and it completely slipped my mind.


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I'm planning on going camping with my son's fifth grade class next month. I've been toying with the possibility of embarrassing him by bringing along my whistle for around the campfire. If it's dark enough no one will see him blush! :mrgreen:

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Sorry Adrian,
No pictures, I usually bring a camera but get so caught up with working with the boys I forget to use it. Also we dont have a digital camera, still in the stone age.
Our next Troop Campout is in June- Nature Merit Badge Weekend.

Any Pic's from yours?

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KittyR wrote:
kelly wrote:
Do whistles scare bears or attract them??

Depends on the whistler ;)


I heard that Susato high whistles can put the fear of God into some bears from over a mile away!


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you should consider waking the boys up with some whistle playing. some nice sweet playing in the morning could get the kids off to a nice start. (and get you out of doing chores.)

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KittyR wrote:
kelly wrote:
Do whistles scare bears or attract them??

Depends on the whistler ;)


Well, Kitty, I guess that answers my question!! :lol: :lol:
...and I won't even need a Susato, Adrian!

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Bill wrote:
I'm planning on going camping with my son's fifth grade class next month. I've been toying with the possibility of embarrassing him by bringing along my whistle for around the campfire. If it's dark enough no one will see him blush! :mrgreen:


DO it, Bill! What greater pleasure do we old dudes have than making our kids moan and blush??
They'll get over it...someday!!

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kelly wrote:
Bill wrote:
I'm planning on going camping with my son's fifth grade class next month. I've been toying with the possibility of embarrassing him by bringing along my whistle for around the campfire. If it's dark enough no one will see him blush! :mrgreen:


DO it, Bill! What greater pleasure do we old dudes have than making our kids moan and blush??
They'll get over it...someday!!


I figure there's nothing I can do that a few years of therapy can't help...so what the heck? :lol:

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That's RIGHT, Bill!
...but remember, don't go TOO far.
THEY choose our nursing home!!

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Sorry for the delay in posting camping fotos but we have been quite busy.


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This was the first glimpse of sun on the day we set off


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This is a stream in the forest where we camped


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In the mountains near the border the weather is cooler and it is still Spring. Here are some lush green beach leaves.

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There are flowers everywhere in Greece now


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Hidden in this juniper tree is our cache: sleeping bags, food, water, etc. This means we can travel light during the day. In some places in this part of Greece we have permanent caches with water and food just in case we ever run into an emergency.


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For many years now we have found hammocks to be the most sensible way to camp.
- Set up everything in a few minutes
- very comfortable for sleeping
- do not have to search for flat ground
- no creepy crawlies or snakes
- very lightweight to carry compared to tent and its paraphernalia
- no overheating in the sun
- more windproof and waterproof than most tents
- cheap to make ($15)
- easy to make. It takes about 5 minuets to make a hammock from scratch. I made a tent once and it took me all day to sew.
etc, etc


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Looks like Adrian is coming out of his cocoon :P !

Great pictures brother - thanks!

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Great pics ... especially like the sunrise .. will probably never get a shot like that .. am thinking you have to get up early .. and that will probably keep me from taking it! :roll: :D

Am also thinking that Adrian sleeps in until Susan brings him Tea/coffee in hammock (or should that still be tea/coffee in bed??? :D )

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Susan enjoyed playing recorder near this 150' waterfall. It is very peaceful as it is a three hour walk to it through the forest and we didn't see another person all day.

Note the splint on Susan's finger still. She can only play in keys above 'G' while her broken finger heals.



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Another flower


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Some blossom which shows that it is much colder up there.


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The sunset from my hammock


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Spider's web


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Moss

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Morning ground frost


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Cowslips


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Forest stream


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Adrian, the hammock fascinates me! I never thought of them for camping. It looks like you have mosquitoe netting over the top?

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Great pictures! The spider's web is my favorite.

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kelly wrote:
Adrian, the hammock fascinates me! I never thought of them for camping. It looks like you have mosquitoe netting over the top?


Mosi netting keeps the bugs out. If it rains we put a lightwieght basha (tarp in American English) over the top.

When it is freezing we use thick sleeping mats. Hammocks are a lot warmer and more comfortable than tents pitched on snow.


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Wonderful Pictures,
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