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    I love to camp...in an RV. My friends tease that I don't actually "camp", but if there are s'mores it counts, right? My favorite camping foods are the traditional kind: grilled hot dogs, s'mores and such. This last time our family friend made a traditional South African dish over the coals. He has a neat cast iron tool (almost like a waffle press, only for cooking on coals) and he and his wife made these fantastic grilled sandwiches filled with meats, carrots, peas, curry and a mystery sauce.
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    Sorry, Athena, but "camping" requires a tent. Otherwise it's "campering." I'm OK with air mattresses and gas stoves and real chairs, but it's not camping unless there's a tent. Or no tent, under the stars, my DH would add.

    We've made s'mores at home with the technique I posted above. They aren't just for camping anymore!
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    We had smores just tonight. Fire in the backyard (fire pit). I am to the point that I will not do camping without either a grassy surface or an air mattress. I just remember this is the girls second time camping! How could forget the first??? We only brought one air mattress thinking the girls could sleep in a sleeping bag. Yeah, that did not work. We ended up with the 5 of us on one air mattress. This time I am buying a second air mattress for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    Sorry, Athena, but "camping" requires a tent. Otherwise it's "campering." I'm OK with air mattresses and gas stoves and real chairs, but it's not camping unless there's a tent. Or no tent, under the stars, my DH would add.

    We've made s'mores at home with the technique I posted above. They aren't just for camping anymore!
    I'm perfectly ok with it just being "campering". We can look at the stars and enjoy nature and then crawl into our comfy bedroom at the day's end. I've "camp" camped before with the whole tent and everything, but it's just not my deal.

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    Sweet potatoes in the coals are my fave. Mmmm.
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    I love camping and the food depends on what we are doing.

    I love fresh caught fish and potatoes cooked in foil.

    I am also a big fan of MRE style meals if I am back-packing. But seriously, no woman moves out to Montana in her 20s unless she is pretty psyched to solo camp. I had a Great Pyrenese with me when I "solo" camped so I don't know if that counts as i was all of 115 lbs and Mojo was 140 and fur covered, protective and had a jaw full of teeth ready to defend me.

    I am really curious about y'all who don't like to camp. I like it less than I did before. I am older, and now protective of my kids so I don't camp like I used to. But I love laying on the ground after a long walk. I love breathing in the fresh air. It's nice if it's a little cold at night. I feel a little more alive the next day. It's kinda hard but fun.

    Is it that you didn't do it as a kid or a young adult, so now it feels like you are just giving up comfort?

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    Our only summer vacations were camping. I have camped all over Ontario and a few places in Upper NY State - mostly the Palmyra area... I have done mostly tents but I have done sleeping around the campfire and I have slept in an igloo. I have tented in the snow (not by choice, it was not a lot of snow but there was snow). My sister camped (in tents) while up to 8 months pregnant.

    My dad and step-mom did a canoe camping trip in their 60's - they had to cut their own portages, there were no other humans around. They did it twice - 10 days each time. I was working so I did not go with them.
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    As a kid we did lots of camping/canoe trips/hikes where you were in the middle of nowhere for 5-10 days and you only had what you could carry on your back.

    I think I was 16 when we started regularly staying in campgrounds and using the car rather than hiking to the middle of nowhere. The first time I went somewhere with my DH (then boyfriend) and his parents, I laughed when they told me we would be roughing it because the RV would not have power hook up.

    I love most food cooked on the campfire and there is a special place in my heart for roasting marshmallows. S'mores are always good too.
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    Bannock! How did I forget bannock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2robbie View Post
    I have slept in an igloo. I have tented in the snow (not by choice, it was not a lot of snow but there was snow). My sister camped (in tents) while up to 8 months pregnant.
    How interesting. I have always wanted to see an igloo. I did go camping when I was 7 months pg with Alyssa, but ended up coming back home early.

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