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camping alone
« on: July 25, 2011, 09:17:16 PM »
Do anyone ever just go camping alone?  It's not an ideal plan but sometime need to get away and it's still a great time.

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Re: camping alone
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 09:24:17 PM »
Yes, every now and then DW lets me go out and play.
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Re: camping alone
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 09:25:10 PM »
Once in a while I'm solo with the camper, but generally camping with at least a few people.  When I do go camping on my own it's usually somewhere I can't drive the pop up to so the tent comes out of the garage with the old backpacking gear, once in a while it's nice to sleep on the ground again.

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Re: camping alone
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 10:00:54 PM »
I have camped alone quite a few times, mostly one nighters and it's always great to get away.  :tease: Sometimes you just need a break from the crazy world we live in.
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Re: camping alone
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 08:00:12 AM »
I'm pretty sure my kids would change the locks if i ever pulled out without them. The dog would probably have me for dinner.

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Re: camping alone
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2011, 09:01:31 AM »
I've done it once, mostly because my kids had other plans for that weekend (friends' birthday parties, I think) where my presence wasn't necessary.  Otherwise, I'd probably be in the same boat as Full Circle.

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Re: camping alone
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2011, 03:35:29 PM »
I have a hunting lease just 5 miles down the road from the house and I camp there a lot. The DW doesn't consider it camping because it's too close to the house! There is also a WMA about 30 miles away that I camp at also. These are the only two places I have been able to sneak off to by myself.

If the word camping is said to loudly at my house everyone stops what they are doing and starts asking questions like: where, how long, when are we leaving, can we leave now! That's not to mention the dog going wild and running in circles and jumping up and down!
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Re: camping alone
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2011, 03:42:10 PM »
We are lucky to have both, a popup for getaway camping, and a small travel trailer on a seasonal permanent site in mountains of PA. So if I want to sneak away alone, I head to the mountains as all I have to do is stop for food on the way up, then light a few oil lanterns once I get there.

All our popup camping is social, so we tend to popup camp with large groups.
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Re: camping alone
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 07:42:30 PM »
I camp alone about twice a year and thinking about planning a weekend some with the nonseasonal weather.

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Re: camping alone
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 08:57:54 PM »
I've done so quite a few times.  There have been times where I've taken a long road trip having to lay over a couple of nights going and coming back ... but did meet up with the fishing crew once I got there where we did "circle the wagons".  Plus there are a couple (or more) of great trout streams in NC's western mountains where I've been know to take off for and stay four or five days by myself.

Certainly would prefer a camping/fishing companion along ... depending on just who it is ... otherwise would rather do so alone.


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Re: camping alone
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 08:37:02 AM »
I try to go on a solo outing or two every year. I do enjoy the solitude at first, but any more than two nights, it can get a little boring in my opinion. The nice thing is, you can do everything at your own pace and do not have to worry about what others want to do.

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Re: camping alone
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 04:01:59 PM »
DH backpacks solo once or twice most years; I will solo in the front country - sometimes the whole trip is solo, others I'm on my own while he's off in the back country.
A solo trip is different than one with DH or friends - for example, I may hike, but not as ambitiously as when I'm with others. However, I like to get out solo about once a year, DH doesn't have enough vacation time to do as much camping as I'd like.
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Re: camping alone
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2012, 07:41:52 PM »
The first 15 years I camped were alone, in the Sierras. I used to go every chance I got, sometimes twice a month.  Then a friend started to go with me. Now the last 10 years a third friend has joined the group. I still prefer to be alone, but old age and medical problems has slowed me down. I'm planning a solo trip in the near future to see if I can still do it.

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Re: camping alone
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012, 09:56:19 AM »
I often go alone. The wife pulls the boat down to the campground, stays a while and then goes home and leaves me there by myself. Sometimes I keep a dog or two with me and sometimes it's just me.
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