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jbeegoode

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Glamping
« on: August 08, 2020, 06:26:25 AM »
I put together a comfortable living set up to 4x4 into heavenly natural places with. We're calling it "the summer house.

https://thefreerangenaturist.org/2020/08/08/glamping/

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Re: Glamping
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 02:06:30 PM »
This is not camping, it's a second, vacation home. I anxiously await hearing about many future adventures with it.
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Re: Glamping
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 03:51:14 PM »
Glamping is what I do with a 32 foot (roughly 10 meter) travel trailer. I'd much rather "rough it" a bit more but concessions must be made in order to keep peace in the marriage. So the plus side, she gets to remain comfortable in a heated/cooled environment with creature comforts. And I get to roam freely in nature so I consider it a win/win situation. I will be eagerly awaiting to read of your adventures.
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Re: Glamping
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2020, 04:54:03 PM »
I agree with Nudewalker.  My wife says she is too old to camp in a tent, even with an air inflatable mattress.  She doesn't like my 32 foot RV either.  When she's with me we stay in hotels in a nearby town.  Sad for her. 
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Re: Glamping
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 01:27:26 PM »
And I thought you two were into ultra-light camping;-)
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Re: Glamping
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2020, 05:57:12 PM »
And I thought you two were into ultra-light camping;-)

In America that's what passes for ultra-light.  8)
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Re: Glamping
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2020, 10:45:41 PM »
The switch from Ultralight backpacking to the glamping thing is quite a difference. The next few trip reports will be lighter. One UL and one day-hike just water, shoes and cameras. When things settle down, I'll do an overnight SUL, less than seven pounds including food, and demonstrate the simple equipment, like a how to on the website.

One is easy and at ready all on a back seat of a car. The glamping tent setup had to get packed away wet when I was sick and weak. Still sick and weak, it had to be set up again in the garage, mud and soot washed off, dried and packed away once again. It reminds me of my boat, when I spent a day cleaning it and getting ready, two days on the lake and two days more cleaning it again. We'll only do the glamping for at least a week at a time. It will sit until next summer, unless the weather turns cold at the hot springs this winter and we need a wood heater.
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Re: Glamping
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2020, 02:55:30 PM »
Wow, the immediate thoughts that occur are
1) Gosh you've made quite a financial and time investment in camping
2) It looks like a lotta work to put up, set up and maintain camp so a 1 day bivouac it ain't!!
3) packing all that in the 4 x 4 would drive me bananas!
4) Looks like a lot of fun living in the wild - you, DF and Henry Thoreau eh?
5) That's what camping is about - getting away from everyone indefinitely!  Not snuggling up with large numbers of other campers on a managed camp site.
6) I could never manage that lot
7) How does the main pole stay up?  Do you have to hammer it into the ground several feet or is there some sort of massive foot plate?


Hope you have lots of fun and we have lots of blogs in future.
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Re: Glamping
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2020, 03:17:35 AM »
You nail down the ground sheet and attach the rest with a zipper. You poke your head in and put th epole inplace. The erection stays in place nicely. Then, nail down and adjust the guys. There is also an a frame on the entrance door which happenes as the pole is done, usually.

There is a large rubber stopper at each end of the pole. The ground or floor bottom is tough coated canvas plastic stuff. I also put a ground sheet under the floor.
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Re: Glamping
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2020, 02:51:14 PM »
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Re: Glamping
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2020, 08:36:42 PM »
It's all a subtle code, dun ja know?
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