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#127738 - 03/19/08 03:18 AM Blast's tips for camping with children
Blast Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
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Loc: Spring, Texas
Taking a page from Aloha's book, I took my two daughters (2 & 4 years old) camping with a group of other families last weekend:

Everyone mostly made it back...

I suspect after this the cat incident will be forgotten.

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#127740 - 03/19/08 04:04 AM Re: Blast's tips for camping with children [Re: Blast]
climberslacker Offline
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thats hilarious! sounds like you had a good time! One time I went camoing with another family when I was younger and all the other parent brought in way of food for his kids was 3 boxes of poptarts sans microwave... that was...interesting
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#127742 - 03/19/08 04:53 AM Re: Blast's tips for camping with children [Re: Blast]
LED Offline

Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
Holy crap Blast, that was funny. Good narrative, thanks for sharing. And next time double bag the chili, nice save though. grin

#127747 - 03/19/08 12:43 PM Re: Blast's tips for camping with children [Re: LED]
raydarkhorse Offline

Registered: 01/27/07
Posts: 510
Loc: on the road 10-11 months out o...
Sounds like a great weekend even with a few problems. I have on question though inevery thing that happened what makes you think there is enough there to make us forget about you and your cat. Had it been your knife and leg maybe. besides if every one forgot about the cat we might never here from Blitz again.
Depend on yourself, help those who are not able, and teach those that are.

#127750 - 03/19/08 01:27 PM Re: Blast's tips for camping with children [Re: Blast]
thseng Offline
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Registered: 03/24/06
Posts: 900
Loc: NW NJ
That was great, Blast! You're a brave man.

It reminds me that the wifee is gung-ho to go camping again the moment the state parks here open up in april. Woo-hoo!

You realize now that all the "extra stuff" that Momma insists on bringing along is actually essential when camping with kids. I plan to give her virtually free reign as far as what to bring.

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#127751 - 03/19/08 01:28 PM Re: Blast's tips for camping with children [Re: Blast]
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
Sounds like a fun weekend, and you got to learn some important lessons re keeping kids happy. I am a little confused about one thing tho, you brought your minimal amout of stuff in a little red wagon, but from the pics others drug theirs to camp in full sized pickups and Honda mini-SUV's. What's with that???

#127754 - 03/19/08 01:59 PM Re: Blast's tips for camping with children [Re: Blast]

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1838

Blast--that was a Blast!!--i can see i'll have to read more
of your blog in detail..kids and camp food--thats a subject..
i took my daughter on a short canoe trip when she was little
and found out right away that MRE's may be a treat for Dad
but kids turn up their nose at them--hot dogs and beans would
have been a better choice...

#127756 - 03/19/08 02:03 PM Re: Blast's tips for camping with children [Re: OldBaldGuy]
kd7fqd Offline

Registered: 08/07/05
Posts: 359
Loc: Saratoga Springs,Utah,USA
Blast I just you to know your not alone on this one DW has all knowing power when it comes to camping, if DW can't come (which is rare) she helps pack the truck for the trip, my job is to fuel, check oil, tires and misc. My first aid kit is always packed last (in case of emergency on the way to camp)drive and feed kids as soon as we get there(usually around 1130), set up tent trailer (I know I can hear the groans now) DW does all the rest (set up kitchen etc.)after trailer I get busy building very large bonfire (in firepit)to last until after dinner, DW and I eat around 1400 and DS and DD go play and explore, (with FRS radios) and DR PSK's (they rarely go beyond sight of the campsite)and yes I am the goto guy for campground emergencies (EMT-I).
BTW no way are we forgetting the cat incident

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#127760 - 03/19/08 02:59 PM Re: Blast's tips for camping with children [Re: kd7fqd]
BobS Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 924
Loc: Toledo Ohio
Camping with kids is a real joy, to see them run and play, give your life meaning. And everything is a new wonderful experience to them. Kids love campfires, Marshmallows are a must, as is a pie iron to make pizzas.

My son who is now 18 and has discovered woman and cars so the camping is on the back burner for a while. He still loves it when I can get him out camping, but itís not the priority it once was for him. Enjoy the time in the outdoors with your kids while you can.

You can run, but you'll only die tired.

#127762 - 03/19/08 03:12 PM Re: Blast's tips for camping with children [Re: kd7fqd]
kmat Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 58
Loc: Spring, Texas
Thanks for the pics and wonderful narrative. Wish I could have been there with all of you. Dr. D was in Colorado so lucky me got to take care of his patients and mine. Looks as if you and the girls had a great time. I'll see you in the borderlands soon
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