Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude

Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Where Great Intelligence Goes To Be Insulted

Monday, 20 June 2022

 


My wife’s grandfather was a WW2 vet and flat out rejected camping, saying he spent too much of his life living under canvas as it was. I suppose I can see how he arrived at that mindset.

It worked for him because he was a boisterous, sociable man who loved to be around people. For me… I just want to get way sometimes. A bell tent in the back country in fall? That would beat the finest hotel and restaurants hands down.

4 comments:

  1. I like that too. Always did like canvas. And those older designs really float my boat.

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  2. I've done a good deal of tent camping, both as a kid and as an adult, including some mountaineering, which combines the sports of backpacking, winter camping, and climbing. The most important thing we learned is that top notch, quality gear is crucial.
    In our fifties, we got a travel trailer and very soon learned why the RV craze is so popular. I'm terribly fond of flush toilets and hot showers. We do tend to the lunatic fringe of RV'ing known as "boondocking" or "off-the-grid", as the solitude it affords is worth every inconvenience.

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  3. One of my brother's coworkers felt the same about hunting in the rain. A lot of jungle time spent in last stages of Vietnam, he absolutely hated the rain even after many years had passed.

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