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Re: Car Camping

Hear's a warning from one newbie to another - my hubbie and I went to my
ride at Galena IL and planned to put up our tent.  After all they said
Okay, so we get there and they didn't mean 'tent camping'.  After some blank
looks he
finally led me out in the back of the building and said I could set up my
tent there - it
was a low area where rain collected (although almost dry at the time).  We
did end up
sleeping in our Explorer [yikes - yes, I do pull with my Exp].  But as a
newbie I didn't
know that camping didn't mean tent for everyone.

And being from Wisconsin we have seen a few bugs and I also go to the
Fly-In (not a ride, an airplane thing, sortof a big deal for flying people)
and I've slept
in the Exp then too.  Here's what I do - put bug repellant on my arms and
face and
get into my sleeping bag.  This is not a great solution and gets HOT in the
But it's what I've done on the few occasions that I had to do it.

Good luck!

----- Original Message -----
From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2001 10:41 AM
Subject: RC: Car Camping

> Jane Kushy, Wake Forest, NC
> I'm a newbie who does not have the luxury of a gooseneck trailer with
> living quarters.  Fortunately for me, though, I have a generous friend who
> allows me to camp with her in heated comfort.
> However, in the event that I wear out my welcome, I have considered
> camping in the back of my Ford Expedition.  I'd be interested in hearing
> from those of you that camp in your cars/trucks.  How to you stay warm in
> cool weather?  In warm weather, how do you manage air flow with allowing
> free access to bugs?  Are there other helpful hints you are willing to
> send my way??
> Thanks for your ideas.  (I know my friend with thank you, also!!)
> Jane Kushy
> Wake Forest, NC
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