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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tenting again



My lovely wife booked some camping time next month on the coast of Maine. We've been going to the same place since the kids were little. Now they have kids of their own. It's great to get out with family and friends. The campground has been owned by the same people the whole time, so they almost feel like family too.

Things have come full circle for us. We started out tent camping. Then we had a couple of vans that were equipped for sleeping. Now with the van dying we are back to tenting. Good thing we still like tenting. I've three two person tents in good shape. There is also a large eight person tent with attached screen house, and a big two room canvas tent. The canvas tent needs the poles repaired, but the others are pretty much ready to go. I'll take one of the big tents. If the weather turns bad it's nice having enough room to set up a table and chairs.

Our site is going to be one of those without electric power. That's not a problem as I pulled the solar electric components out of the van. It won't take long to set up a portable system. The non-electric sites are a lot less expensive in this campground, so it's all good.

One thing I recommend is testing out all your camping gear before heading out. You don't want to discover your tent has a big rip in it when you are setting it up in the rain. That would not be fun at all. Your camp stove is another item that could cause you grief. Nothing worse than being unable to make that first cup of coffee in the morning. While my lovely wife still thinks tenting is romantic, having a hot coffee in the morning keeps her mood up. No sense in suffering for nothing.

-Sixbears

6 comments:

  1. I used to really enjoy camping, but haven't done it since I married the missus 35 years ago. You figure it out. - lol

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    1. Oh well. I knew she was up for adventure before I married my lovely wife. One of the reasons I married her. Well, and her being lovely, of course.

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  2. Camping in Maine in the summer sounds lovely.

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    1. Looking forward to it. Even better with friends and family.

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  3. Yeah those Coleman gasoline stoves can sometimes be tempremental.
    We always take along a Honda eu1000, it will run a Mr. Coffee just fine.
    When I finish the Bug out camping trailor. I've got a total of 250 watts of panels for it which will be interconnected to the Honda.

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    1. Those Hondas are nice little generators. Easy on gas, reliable, and not too loud.

      You can do a lot with 250 watts of power.

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