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    Camping does not suck. I love to camp. Some of my best memories are from times when I have been out in the woods camping. I do not go camping to endure any unpleasantness I go to have fun and enjoy myself.
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    You, sir are correct. Just got back from five days in the mountains. It was wonderful.
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    Now the big question,,,

    Is a bad camping trip, one that might be considered sucky, still better than a day at work?

    If so how bad does it have to be to be worse than a day at work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    Now the big question,,,

    Is a bad camping trip, one that might be considered sucky, still better than a day at work?

    If so how bad does it have to be to be worse than a day at work?
    This is what I was thinking. It's all relative. Sleeping on the ground "sucks" more than sleeping on the perfect mattress in an air conditioned home, but I camp to relieve stress and connect with nature. Therefore, it does not suck overall, but it "sucks" relatively.

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    I'm not sure what I would classify as bad. I've fallen off cliffs, run from flash floods, been haunted - twice (second time, the thing almost killed me). I guess it's the way I look at it. All that's adventure and it's learning opportunities.
    True enough, my final home is still out there, but this is most certainly my home range and I love it. I love every rock I fall off and tree I trip over. Even when I am close to dying from exhaustion, a beautiful sunset doesn't lose it's power to refresh and inspire me and that, in itself, is enough to save me sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfVanZandt View Post
    I'm not sure what I would classify as bad. I've fallen off cliffs, run from flash floods, been haunted - twice (second time, the thing almost killed me). I guess it's the way I look at it. All that's adventure and it's learning opportunities.
    That sounds very interesting. Care to elaborate?

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    That sounds very interesting. Care to elaborate?

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    I was hosting a large campout.something "rode" one of the attendees in and tried to vampirize us. It seemed to be a hag. We evicted it.

    The second was something in a waterfall
    In North Alabama. I like having my picture taken at the base of waterfalls, so I climbed over the big boulder field in the splash pond and got up on a big boulder where the water was hitting. A friend on the shore got the picture but, when I climbed down, I hyperflexed my knee. That woke something up in the fall and it didn't like it. There was a sudden blast of bitterly cold wind from the water. I was trying to keep from fainting from the pain but I knew that, if I didn't get off the boulder field, I was going to die. The wind was sucking all the heat out of me. So I started scrambling back toward the shore and flopped there. One of my companions asked if I was alright. I said, "no."

    I got better.
    True enough, my final home is still out there, but this is most certainly my home range and I love it. I love every rock I fall off and tree I trip over. Even when I am close to dying from exhaustion, a beautiful sunset doesn't lose it's power to refresh and inspire me and that, in itself, is enough to save me sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfVanZandt View Post
    I was hosting a large campout.something "rode" one of the attendees in and tried to vampirize us. It seemed to be a hag. We evicted it.

    The second was something in a waterfall
    In North Alabama. I like having my picture taken at the base of waterfalls, so I climbed over the big boulder field in the splash pond and got up on a big boulder where the water was hitting. A friend on the shore got the picture but, when I climbed down, I hyperflexed my knee. That woke something up in the fall and it didn't like it. There was a sudden blast of bitterly cold wind from the water. I was trying to keep from fainting from the pain but I knew that, if I didn't get off the boulder field, I was going to die. The wind was sucking all the heat out of me. So I started scrambling back toward the shore and flopped there. One of my companions asked if I was alright. I said, "no."

    I got better.
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    Most people can just leave weird alone and it won't bother them. The people I hang around with are just weird magnets.
    True enough, my final home is still out there, but this is most certainly my home range and I love it. I love every rock I fall off and tree I trip over. Even when I am close to dying from exhaustion, a beautiful sunset doesn't lose it's power to refresh and inspire me and that, in itself, is enough to save me sometimes.

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