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  • SegSeg Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Those manufactured campgrounds are the only place where you don't need an air mattress

    Clearly too many people around here sleeping on flat ground, don't know what's up with the backcountry

    Also you just buy one that fits in your tent it's not that hard

    No I am not going to let this go

    I think what you need to understand is some people, in this very thread, like camping without a tent.

    I have camped without a tent in the middle of winter in Alberta. It was a pretty cool weekend.

    edit: But now I am older and an air matress is a necessity.

  • SpudgeSpudge Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Nob Hill is a cool place, sometimes, if you don't go out at night, and carry protection

    The greatest place to hang out in Albuquerque is about 400 miles away from it, in any direction

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Spudge wrote: »
    Nob Hill is a cool place, sometimes, if you don't go out at night, and carry protection

    The greatest place to hang out in Albuquerque is about 400 miles away from it, in any direction

    now Albuquerque is pretty terrible but uhhh

    uhhhh

    :/

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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Spudge wrote: »
    Nob Hill is a cool place, sometimes, if you don't go out at night, and carry protection

    The greatest place to hang out in Albuquerque is about 400 miles away from it, in any direction

    now Albuquerque is pretty terrible but uhhh

    uhhhh

    :/

    You just went the wrong direction

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    unless you mean this:

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    when you say air mattress, you are terrible at "camping"

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Spudge wrote: »
    Nob Hill is a cool place, sometimes, if you don't go out at night, and carry protection

    The greatest place to hang out in Albuquerque is about 400 miles away from it, in any direction

    now Albuquerque is pretty terrible but uhhh

    uhhhh

    :/

    You just went the wrong direction

    he said in any direction

    YoSoyTheWalrus.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    anyway Santa Fe is far better than Albuquerque and it is a mere 45 minute drive!

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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited August 2010
    just went up to whitewater, which is where they filmed Tell Them Willie Boy is Here
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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Spudge wrote: »
    Nob Hill is a cool place, sometimes, if you don't go out at night, and carry protection

    The greatest place to hang out in Albuquerque is about 400 miles away from it, in any direction

    now Albuquerque is pretty terrible but uhhh

    uhhhh

    :/

    You just went the wrong direction

    he said in any direction

    YoSoyTheWalrus.

    He just assumed you were not bad at life and would naturally go in the correct direction, that is his fault

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  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    GeoMitch wrote: »
    just went up to whitewater, which is where they filmed Tell Them Willie Boy is Here
    *snip*

    Careful of those sheep. They're as malicious as their cousins.

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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited August 2010
    falling with malicious intent

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  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    To be fair, anywhere that you can be hit by a falling mountain goat you should probably be wearing a helmet anyway.

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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    AMP'd wrote: »
    unless you mean this:

    http://www.getoutdoors.com/goblog/uploads/therma_rest_neoair.jpg

    when you say air mattress, you are terrible at "camping"

    You are an energy drink.

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  • FishmanFishman I find your lack of imperial stormtroopers disturbingRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    Oh hey, a Go West thread. Awesome!

    [King of Wishful yadda yadda]


    Yessssss. I'm glad somebody did it.

    X-Com LP Thread I, II, III, IV, V
    That's unbelievably cool. Your new name is cool guy. Let's have sex.
    Hail to thee, Lightbringer.
  • SpudgeSpudge Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Spudge wrote: »
    Nob Hill is a cool place, sometimes, if you don't go out at night, and carry protection

    The greatest place to hang out in Albuquerque is about 400 miles away from it, in any direction

    now Albuquerque is pretty terrible but uhhh

    uhhhh

    :/

    So the 400 mi is give or take. Amarillo can be an okay place to visit, provided you have friends there

    Also this

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    denver is fiiiine, whatever

    amarillo is pretty nasty, but I don't like the panhandle at all

    santa fe, however, is nearby and neat

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  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Denver was kind of a disappointment when I drove through it. It's a midwestern town located conveniently close to mountains. The front range isn't even a great looking mountain range, it's not all that dramatic. You really have to get into the smaller mountain towns to find the nice places.

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  • HarrierHarrier Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I've stayed a night in Colorado Springs, which seemed like a pretty cool little city.

    I don't wanna kill anybody. I don't like bullies. I don't care where they're from.
  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Colorado Springs is a big city for Colorado. Also it is a sucky town. Bummer.

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    AMP'd wrote: »
    unless you mean this:

    therma_rest_neoair.jpg

    when you say air mattress, you are terrible at "camping"

    You are an energy drink.

    and I'm bad at bbcode

    but at least I've slept in the woods the right way

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  • SwillSwill Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    just fyi the energy drink diss doesn't really work

    dead horses or something

  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    8-)

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i'm finally going camping! first time this year! YEAHYEAHYEAHYEAHYEAH!
    cape alava near ozette, wa
    it is so beautiful there
    i am so bloody excited

    one side is this:

    Sand%20Point%20at%20Dusk%20by%20Daniel%20Ewert.jpg

    and the other side is all lush forest and meadows and trails

  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    oooh! That looks like a really pretty place. Hope you have fun mully! :D

  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I bought a new 2 man tent last week. It weighs 3 lbs and is single wall (no rainfly). All packed up it's smaller than my sleeping pad. Fucking technology man.

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  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Gafoto wrote: »
    I bought a new 2 man tent last week. It weighs 3 lbs and is single wall (no rainfly). All packed up it's smaller than my sleeping pad. Fucking technology man.

    yeah man! this is the 2 person tent i'm probably going to get (click)

    2.6 kg, so that's like, what, 5lbs? Not bad at all. I may put a little more cash down to go lighter, but eh. (Also I'm noticing that it's 6' long and Bombs is 6' tall ... if not more ... so that might not work :S -- do you have a link to the one you got, gafoto?

    and this is the backpack i'm getting for sure, it is superb (click)


    i remember when i went backpacking when i was 19 i had a really uncomfortable orange backpack with steel poles all up ins.. i mean, it was OKAY but i wouldn't want to hike anymore than a few miles with it at a time.

    looking for comfort this time around.

    can anyone recommend a good stove for backpacking - light and resilient and easy to pack away?

  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I haven't gone camping in years. I'd like to go again.

    Maybe I'll try setting up a camping trip in Point Reyes at some point. It's ridiculously pretty up there.

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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Swill wrote: »
    just fyi the energy drink diss doesn't really work

    dead horses or something

    Yes this is why I was Not Serious.
    Denver was kind of a disappointment when I drove through it. It's a midwestern town located conveniently close to mountains. The front range isn't even a great looking mountain range, it's not all that dramatic. You really have to get into the smaller mountain towns to find the nice places.

    Denver is cool because you can do Big City Livin' and still be 45 minutes away from the really cool places. The Rockies start to get pretty fucking dramatic once you get about 20 miles closer to them. "All up in their ass," you might say.

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  • SpudgeSpudge Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I dunno I've always lived right at the foothills (W Fort Collins, Green Mountain, Morrison etc) and they just seem to be the most awesome places to be near Denver. 30 minutes away from Downtown, 30 minutes away from mountainy goodness

    Driving through Denver sucks - I-25 and I-70 both cut through some of the ugliest parts. Next time you come through, take the West-end roundabout - C-470, it's a much better drive.

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  • ArrathArrath Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I've been working on Colorado on and off for the past few months, and man is it gorgeous. I sure wouldn't mind having a place up in the hills out of Colorado Springs.

    cj iwakura wrote:
    Making for Oregon is suicide, as DOS games have shown.
  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    i live in this shit every day

    goddamn tourists

  • art4217art4217 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Recent trip to Mt. Baker
    [IMG]4903108088_6d40846115.jpg MT Baker July 2010 018 by art4217, on Flickr

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    sky penny sig by StylusImage, on Flickr
  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    art is the internet giving you a problem

  • GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    mully wrote: »
    2.6 kg, so that's like, what, 5lbs? Not bad at all. I may put a little more cash down to go lighter, but eh. (Also I'm noticing that it's 6' long and Bombs is 6' tall ... if not more ... so that might not work :S -- do you have a link to the one you got, gafoto?

    can anyone recommend a good stove for backpacking - light and resilient and easy to pack away?

    The tent I bought is the Black Diamond Lighthouse. I think it has been discontinued but you can still buy it for the outrageous MSRP some places. I bought mine for half off on geartrade.com. That site is the shit. 90% of the items on there are items sold by Backcountry.com that they got returned to them for various reasons. Usually you can get a super good deal on a mostly new item.

    I'm 6'4" and I need a tent that is at least 86 inches long to sleep comfortably. I can make do by going diagonal but it really is a drag not having a tent that you fit in.
    [Denver is cool because you can do Big City Livin' and still be 45 minutes away from the really cool places. The Rockies start to get pretty fucking dramatic once you get about 20 miles closer to them. "All up in their ass," you might say.

    I just love towns like Ouray where the town is "all up in the San Juans ass" so to speak. Per say. As it were.
    Knob wrote: »
    i live in this shit every day

    goddamn tourists

    I live in Moab. The dominant language in this town is French or German depending on the day.

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