UberDave: ronaprhys:I dunno - if you're going on extended backpacking trips, $1,200 for the gear is low. Lightweight backpack, tent, sleeping bag, thermarest, cooking gear, food, shoes, clothes, etc can easily get there.That aside, it's been a long time since I've done that. I am working towards glamping, but slowly. Of course, my tendency is to drive my Xterra to the site, set up camp, and then go off-roading in the local area. If not off-roading, then hiking. No more sleeping on the ground. I've got a camp kitchen set-up, folding chairs, a nice thick foam pad for sleeping, etc. Next major project, in terms of personal comfort, is an off-road worthy trailer. I could buy one for about $10K or so, but fark that. I'm thinking of getting an old Jeep trailer (we've got a DRMO facility here in town) and rebuilding it how I want it. Slide out drawers for the stove, propane tank, roof top tent on top, storage for food, a fridge, charcoal grill, cooking stuff, water, etc. Hell, I'll even have a shiatter and shower when I'm done.The thing about spending $1200 on the camping gear is that you buy that for many, many trips (with replenishing and refurbishing here and there)As for the rest of your message, you're talking about car camping. There's nothing wrong with that. If you drive up to the National Forest and find a good roadside spot or a nice state park tent site, why use nothing but back country gear? I'll have my back country gear plus blankets, large padded air mattress, grill, your major fly fishing gear, etc.
Savage Bacon: You know, I managed to get past "glamping", I really did. Then, I read the words "Chief Experience Officer". Now, there are 3 fist-sized holes in the wall next to me.
Apos: "glamping" = high-end LARPing
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