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1-3 Night backpacking in the Catskills, in the next 5-6 months.

Sometime from March to early summertime several of us would like to go on a backpacking trip from NYC. I need to hear about nice hikes in the Catskills. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Jan 23, 2009 - 1 answer

City folk want to expand their horizons in the American west

My husband and I are thinking about taking a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado next summer. I want to stay close to wilderness, but we have little camping experience and no equipment at this time - I was kind of hoping for a rustic cabin experience nearby. I've read previous threads about this but many of the answers seem to be about experienced campers. Does anyone have any recommendations of where to stay or the easiest way to ease camping newbies into an out-west nature experience?
posted by agregoli on Dec 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Vegas camping, with views of the city?

I am approaching Las Vegas Nevada from the east via car. Is there any car camping or backpacking in the mountains that ring Las Vegas where one can see the lights of the city, without setting foot in it? [more inside]
posted by kuatto on Nov 24, 2008 - 7 answers

To stick down that seam tape or not...

Following up to this question, my tent seam seal failed to stick down some of the taped seams that were coming untaped. Is it supposed to be able to stick them down or is that irrelevant as long as the seam seal goop absorbs into the stitching etc. I just thought that since when I bought the tent some of the taped seams were stuck down properly and some were peeling up, that maybe that was responsible for the leakage. [more inside]
posted by who else on Nov 2, 2008 - 4 answers

To duct tape or not to duct tape...

I have this tent. The rainfly according to the box is polyester and the plastic window for the solar panel is PVC and the seams where the two materials join are 'taped'. (They are also stitched, whatever.) This seal between the two materials is leaking. Given the type of materials how do I patch this leak? (I have sprayed all interior seams with Silicone tent spray as instructed).
posted by who else on Oct 22, 2008 - 8 answers

Just one s'more.

Where can I go car/tent camping this weekend that's really close to Toronto? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Oct 16, 2008 - 13 answers

Trail Recommendations for the Delaware Water Gap

Does anyone have any hiking trail recommendations for a weekend trip to the Delaware Water Gap? [more inside]
posted by toftflin on Oct 16, 2008 - 2 answers

Camping in Hawaii

Camping recommendations for the Hawaii Big Island? [more inside]
posted by rocks009 on Oct 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Help Us Hike!

Where can I hike and camp this Saturday and Sunday, within 2-3 hours or so of NY and accesible by public transport? [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus on Oct 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Lake District Recommendations?

UKFilter: Planning a camping trip to the Lake District in October looking for suggestions and recommendations of places to stay and things to do. [more inside]
posted by Elmore on Sep 25, 2008 - 6 answers

What should I use to pack things in for a canoe trip?

What should I use to pack things in for a canoe trip? [more inside]
posted by who else on Sep 13, 2008 - 18 answers

Hope me bring enough rope.

This question is about rope for camping trips. [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Sep 10, 2008 - 9 answers

What to bring to live in the woods?

Less obvious things to bring when going to live in the woods for a month or two? [more inside]
posted by assasinatdbeauty on Sep 5, 2008 - 31 answers

Happy camper. Or not...

I have scored a week long wilderness trip. Hurrah for me. Except the last time I went camping was when I was, oh, 14. And I hated it. This time, I'll be working as well as camping. So my question to you, gentle woodsfolk of Metafilter, is what can I do to make my week in the wild productive and fun? Rather than the living hell I remember camping to be. [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Aug 29, 2008 - 21 answers

Don't go chasin' waterfalls...

Campgrounds with cabin rentals near Niagara Falls? [more inside]
posted by eunoia on Aug 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Camping 2-3 hours W/NW from ATL?

4 people looking for a camping spot this weekend (out of car/ not hike-in) 2-3 hours WEST or NORTHWEST of Atlanta (we're trying to avoid rain from Fay) preferably at/near a body of water allows alcohol (bonus: easy/moderate short hikes and/or falls, not tons of people) any suggestions? please and thank you!
posted by mrmarley on Aug 18, 2008 - 6 answers

Tent recommendations

Looking for recommendations for a two person tent that is similar to North Face's Peregrine, which is no longer made. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2008 - 4 answers

romantic rustic getaway in washington?

Where should we camp/stay to feel isolated and romantic within 1-5 hour drive from Olympia, WA? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on Aug 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Car camping recommendations in NW North Carolina?

I’m looking for some help picking out a spot for a group camping trip in late September. Focused on NW NC because we haven’t camped there much. We’ve done lots around Mt Rogers in VA but looking for someplace new. Normally happy to explore on our own, but since I’m leading others along I would like pick a cool spot and have some prior sense of what we are getting into. [more inside]
posted by jethrographic on Aug 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Help us stay dry!

What's the best way to stay dry while camping? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Aug 15, 2008 - 32 answers

Italo Disco

Got a week in Pisa, Italy - looking for good places to camp nearby the beach and wonderful metafiltery things to do : ) [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Aug 12, 2008 - 3 answers

Camping in Boston? I'd love to, thanks... Looking for some suggestions!

I'm looking for some good casual camping options near Boston, Ma (probably no more than a 2 hour drive). I've looked at a lot of sites that list camping places, but none that actually show ratings, or people's opinions. I don't have a 4WD vehicle, but usually like places that are a little more rustic, or out of the way. Camping isn't camping if you are with a thousand other people in a flat campground. As far as locations, I'd love to experience beach camping, forests, lakes, mountains... I'm really open to anything, but don't have any idea of where to start. It would just be nice to get out of the city with some friends on the weekends. Thanks for the help!
posted by namewithhe1d on Aug 12, 2008 - 2 answers

Oregon coast adventure

Camping, surfing and hiking in the Oregon Coast? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Aug 11, 2008 - 12 answers

Where to go camping in Washington state with our dog?

Where can we camp with our dog, in Western Washington? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Aug 10, 2008 - 2 answers

Camping and hiking in Lassen NP

Camping recommendations in/near Lassen National Park? Also, hiking/fishing spots? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Aug 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Help us get the most out of our Hawaiian experience

My husband and I are traveling to Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii in a week. We only have 8 days between the two islands, and want to make the most of it. What should we do while we're there? [more inside]
posted by I_love_the_rain on Aug 8, 2008 - 16 answers

Know any good campgrounds in the Virginia mountains?

My 14 year old son and I want to get away to the mountains of VA and do some camping. What are some good campgrounds to serve as a base of operations for 2 or 3 days of hiking and fishing over Labor Day weekend? I'm looking for options close to day hike loop trails in the Shenandoah mountains. We're not rookie campers, however real life has cut our camping opportunities back severely the last couple of years. I don't have the equipment for overnighting from a backpack, so we'll be car camping.
posted by COD on Aug 7, 2008 - 7 answers

Where to camp near St. Louis?

Where can I go camping near St. Louis? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Aug 5, 2008 - 2 answers

South Cariboo Camping in September?

I'm going to be spending an early September weekend in 108 Mile Ranch for a wedding. We (myself, Mrs. Mitheral and 4 year old) would like to camp for the week after in the area (say no more than a couple hours drive away, less so south eastwards). Recommendations for must see places/things or camping? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Aug 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Camping in So-Cal?

Nice, private campsites in Southern California? [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Jul 31, 2008 - 6 answers

Where to build a campfire in the UK?

Where can I go car camping close to London? Also would like to be able to make a campfire. [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Jul 30, 2008 - 8 answers

What is there to see between KC and Eugene, OR?

I'm driving from KC to Eugene, OR (round trip) and I'm in no hurry. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by samurphy on Jul 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Got wood?

There has got to be a place that sells firewood in central Colorado, right? [more inside]
posted by jluce50 on Jul 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Where in Vermont should we go camping?

Where in New England should we go camping? We have a pop-up camper and are looking for decent hiking trails and maybe some area attractions. An alpine slide would be a big plus! I have a few Vermont ideas, (Killington, Gifford Woods, Bromley Mountain) and would like some feedback or new ideas. [more inside]
posted by Andrea2880 on Jul 14, 2008 - 5 answers

How should I spend my summer in Japan?

Ok, quick - I have a month free in Japan, no responsibilities, some money but not a lot. What's the craziest, most outlandish thing I can do? [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Jul 14, 2008 - 9 answers

How many portages to the bathroom?

Camping spots near Saint Paul, MN, USA? [more inside]
posted by jeribus on Jul 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Backpacking Advice

First time backpacker heading to the pictured rocks in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this August. Help me have fun on my birthday without...you know, dying. [more inside]
posted by janelikes on Jul 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Dude!

Where to go near Montreal for a "Bro Weekend"? [more inside]
posted by ouchitburns on Jul 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Advice on Bicycling and Camping in Iceland

I'm spending two weeks in Iceland in September. I'm hoping to hire a bicycle for at least a week and do some camping. Where should I look in to going, and is there anything I should be aware of? [more inside]
posted by chriswarren on Jul 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Help us find a great spot to pitch our tent!

Trying to find a good camping spot in Vermont... [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Jul 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Like Easy Rider, but lamer.

Camping < 2hours from Kansas City? Difficulty: On a scooter. [more inside]
posted by piedmont on Jul 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Please help with an impromptu Nova Scotia/PEI trip

My girlfriend and I are planning a somewhat impromptu driving trip to PEI and Nova Scotia - maybe involving camping... [more inside]
posted by o0dano0o on Jun 29, 2008 - 8 answers

Enjoying the Apostle Islands and Superior Lakeshore

Trying to take a long weekend trip to the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. We've only got about 3-4 days up there, so we want to make the most of it. Are we missing out by camping on the mainland? Besides kayaking, any must-do activities in the area? (Especially decent hiking that is easily accessible?) [more inside]
posted by sararah on Jun 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Urban camping

Camping near NYC? How about Washington DC? As part of our road trip this summer, we will be headed east from California and making for the east coast. [more inside]
posted by jvilter on Jun 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Last-minute camping in the Bay Area?

Last-minute camping within ~2 hours of San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by rkent on Jun 25, 2008 - 14 answers

Where is a good place to go camping this weekend within a few hours of Denver, CO?

Where is a good place to go camping this weekend within a few hours of Denver, CO? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Jun 24, 2008 - 7 answers

camping hacks

Give me your best camping hacks. [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Jun 24, 2008 - 44 answers

Camping suggestions for NC/VA in July

Where in northern NC or VA should we go camping from July 10-12th? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Jun 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Camping and traveling to Colorado.

Tx to Colorado trip/camping/firearm/bear filter: I am taking my wife and child tent camping in Aspen, CO. I have a few questions that i need some answers to. 1. Can i travel with a firearm(Pistol) in my car for the trip? Not 100% on our route yet but i will be going thru Tx, OK, and Co..Maybe Kansas but not sure yet. 2. Can i bring the firearm to the campsite (Difficult Campground-Near Aspen)? Cant find any documentation on this thats why im asking. 3. Are black bears and mountain lions a big threat in Colorado? Ive heard there are all over near Aspen. What caliber pistol would be effective against a black bear but easy enough to take on this trip? Thanks....And any other tips about camping in the Rockies would be appreciated.
posted by flipmiester99 on Jun 20, 2008 - 33 answers

Camping in the Okanagan

Can anyone suggest a good place to go camping in the Okanagan in BC? Last minute - we leave tomorrow! [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Jun 19, 2008 - 10 answers

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