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30 days in the middle of nowhere

A month in the Hebrides. One woman, one tent. Tell me what not to miss. [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Places to camp within a day's ride of Minneapolis?

Some friends and I - all new to the area - are looking for a good place to camp within a long day's bike ride of Minneapolis, MN (60-100mi). We're hoping for something where we'll see few other people, and preferably access to a lake or river, hiking trails, and general wilderness (or at least the feeling of being away from civilization for a bit), and good to stay for a couple of days. Any recommendations? I'm having a hard time with the signal to noise ratio of the rest of the internet. Thanks!
posted by entropone on Jul 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Long backwoods camping trip coming up. What's something cool to bring for the group?

Long backwoods camping trip coming up. What's something cool to bring for the group? [more inside]
posted by iftheaccidentwill on Jul 16, 2011 - 16 answers

Civil War History Road Trip (with teens) suggestions?

Two moms, three home-educated early-teen boys, planning a learning adventure for two weeks at the end of August. Driving north from South Florida, which civil war sites/events should we not miss? Also looking for great not-too-primitive tent camping. So far all we know for sure is that we want to check out Gettysburg. We want to make it educational, but awesome and fun for our not-too-fascinated kids. Your suggestions welcome!
posted by theplotchickens on Jul 13, 2011 - 25 answers

Where to stay each night after a day's walking in Cornwall?

I am trying to organize a solo, self-guided walking trip to bits of coastal Cornwall for late August and am having trouble planning a 6- to 8-day itinerary that has me end a day's walk where there's budget accommodation like hostels/backpackers/campsites. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Camping on the Catalina Island

Need information on experiences with camping at the Catalina Islands in Southern California [more inside]
posted by digdan on Jul 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Tent camping in The Everglades next weekend. AmInuts?

Tent camping in The Everglades next weekend. AmInuts? Have you done this before - camped in the wet season? What should I expect, or should I drop the idea? [more inside]
posted by bricksNmortar on Jul 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Oh give me a home where it's nice and quiet and tree-ish for a week or two.

I'm looking for a cheap-as-basic-as-dirt cabin, yurt, tipi, et cetera in the Pacific Northwest to hang out in for a week or two on a writing retreat. [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Jul 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Any recommendations for a camping site in the NYC area with decent bathroom facilities?

Any recommendations for a camping site in the NYC area with decent bathroom facilities? [more inside]
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Jun 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Creamfields 2011

What should I know about going to Creamfields festival (UK)? With the added catch that I'll be riding solo? [more inside]
posted by midnightbarber on Jun 23, 2011 - 0 answers

Seeking campsite near Montreal

Camping near Montreal, Quebec: Looking for a campsite that allows dogs (not just service dogs). Also would like to be able to go fishing. Scenic a plus. (In case it matters, there are six in our group, plus one dog.) Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jun 20, 2011 - 1 answer

Inexpensive camp-like location for very small conference?

I'm looking for recommendations for a location in New York or southern New England to have a 3 day/2 night unconference for a 25-30 folks max, relatively close to transportation. I'm envisioning something like a camp with cabins, electricity, a usable kitchen, and a common room for meals and discussion space. Most importantly, it needs to be cheap. [more inside]
posted by anarchivist on Jun 7, 2011 - 2 answers

What I need to consider before spending 3-5 days in SoCal mountains/desert/brush

Trying to spend 3-4 days in the woods/hills of Southern California [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Jun 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Hacking the outdoors

Help me survive two months of field work! What gear should I bring along? [more inside]
posted by the oxford comma on Jun 4, 2011 - 22 answers

Where to go camping in Southern New England

Where to go camping within a two hour drive of RI? [more inside]
posted by quodlibet on May 31, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me find a music festival this summer

My best friend and I (living in New Brunswick, Canada) want to take a road trip this summer and we were thinking maybe doing a musical festival/camping adventure. Any suggestions for excellent festivals where two young women would be safe and have an amazing time? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on May 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Recommend a camping chair

Can you recommend a camping chair that is compact/collapsible, durable and comfortable? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on May 24, 2011 - 15 answers

Best camp sites in Zion/Bryce

What are the most awesomely beautiful camp sites in Zion and Bryce in late May? Also where's the cheapest place to buy supplies? [more inside]
posted by jcrcarter on May 18, 2011 - 2 answers

In which Zsa Zsa and Grizzly Adams go camping

I love the outdoors! Particularly when viewed from a balcony at the Four Seasons, with a refreshing gin and tonic. The boyfriend thinks Mother Nature wants us to be uncomfortable. Please help resolve our camping conundrum. [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on May 17, 2011 - 47 answers

best gear for yosemite camping in august?

whats the best tent & sleeping bags for 2 persons on a 3 night camping trip in yosemite in august? asking for brands & models but also specs i should look for. specifically tents that are easy to setup. bonus points for any additional information about gear to bring, weather in august, and any experiences youve had there. we're going on the green tortoise tour from san fran if anyone has any stories about that... thanks!
posted by fumbducker on May 16, 2011 - 14 answers

What weird rules have you come up against on campsites?

Unusual restrictions or rules on campsites? Looking for examples of strange rules on camping or caravan sites. [more inside]
posted by mudkicker on May 16, 2011 - 24 answers

+1 Smoke -1 Fire?

What could cause someone to smell like clean campfire wood smoke--besides camping by a fire? [more inside]
posted by MidSouthern Mouth on May 10, 2011 - 51 answers

I'd like to see my friends again sometime this year...

Is there any substitute for an air mattress for mobile, comfortable sleeping on floors? [more inside]
posted by threeturtles on May 7, 2011 - 16 answers

How to Build a Cavas Winter Tent?

I would like to build a canvas winter camping tent. I'm looking for materials and plans. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kuatto on May 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Sweet Camping Gear?

I am looking for some sweet camping gear to give as a gift to my new bride. The only catch is that we already have most of the basics. Looking for something she/we can really use and would make a great gift.
posted by 2legit2quit on May 6, 2011 - 31 answers

Yosemite in the rain

yosemite in the rain: does it suck? [more inside]
posted by supermedusa on May 6, 2011 - 7 answers

The Road to RAGBRAI

Suggestions for a RAGBRAI newbie? Mid-forties male, experienced bicycle rider, working on getting into shape for the ride. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Kayak attack

Looking for suggestions for a kayaking trip in eastern Ontario or Quebec. [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on May 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Help us live in a tent this summer!

Starting in a month, my girlfriend and I will be living for the summer in a 10x16, two room Kelty tent we bought on craigslist. We will be living/working on a farm outside of Olympia, WA. We'd love any advice/experience you might have on long-term tent living. We're super excited about it but we are aware it will suck sometimes... what sucked about it and how can we prepare for the suck? Lots more details inside on building a makeshift kitchen, hopefully cozy bedroom, etc. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Apr 28, 2011 - 27 answers

What is the best vehicle for a Dad and his young daughter to take on driving adventures?

What is the best cheap(ish) camper/rv/vehicle appropriate for a Dad and his young daughter to take on driving adventures? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy on Apr 26, 2011 - 12 answers

Are we crazy to camp...?

Will it be too cold to stay in a campervan in August in Victoria, Australia? [more inside]
posted by raspberry-ripple on Apr 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Giant bug attacks unwitting camper twice!

What animal or insect in Georgia is likely to climb onto a sleeping camper twice in two nights? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Apr 9, 2011 - 21 answers

Packhorse on Wheels

I ride my bike about 50-70 miles a day, but now I'd like to be able to carry a minimal amount of overnight camping gear and hiking boots with me. How can I do this while keeping the weight balanced and without breaking my back?
posted by HotPatatta on Apr 8, 2011 - 14 answers

I'll just toss this hammock up between those two coconut trees on the North Shore

Backpacking Hammock filter: I currently use a MSR Hubba for backpacking but am intrigued by the idea of hammocks and would like to go with a hammock for my next few trips; it could possibly replace my tent for all non-desert camping. There's a ton of choices to go with, so help me if you can please. [more inside]
posted by zombieApoc on Mar 16, 2011 - 14 answers

Camping With A Scotsman

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games 2011 lodging recommendations, please! [more inside]
posted by sundrop on Mar 14, 2011 - 1 answer

No cars go

Please tell me where me and one other person could go hiking and/or camping around the Northeast US... [more inside]
posted by Threeway Handshake on Mar 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Camping our way to Maine (with a small dog)!

We are going camping this summer though upper New York state, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. 2 adults, 1 senior citizen, 1 small, well-behaved dog. We are looking for dog-friendly campgrounds that might also have a cabin option. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by cows of industry on Feb 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Supernatural themed outdoor games and activities

Looking for summer camp-like activities that could be played by adults... with a creepy or supernatural twist. [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Feb 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Kayaking coastal Georgia

Coastal Georgia - kayaking and camping. Does anyone have any experience? I'm looking for suggested paddle routes, campsites, etc. [more inside]
posted by DizzyLeaf on Feb 22, 2011 - 3 answers

What can we do outside in the American Southwest in March?

Spring break in the desert southwest (definitely Death Valley and probably some combination of Bryce/Zion/Grand Canyon and environs, or whatever else we discover is awesome)- what should we do and how should we budget our time? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Feb 4, 2011 - 13 answers

PNW Island Camping

What is a beautiful, awesome island campground on Puget Sound? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jan 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Get outta town.

I'm a total noob when it comes to off-roading; can you help me figure out how to get started? [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on Jan 26, 2011 - 19 answers

How to clean dishes using very little unheated water, and without requiring a rinse?

How to clean dishes using very little water, and without requiring a rinse?. The less water the better. And even better would be if the water is not heated beyond say.. room temp. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by herox on Jan 18, 2011 - 14 answers

Suggest books with camping in them?

Camping in literature - looking for suggestions of books (fiction) which have camping scenes in them or characters that go camping. [more inside]
posted by mudkicker on Jan 16, 2011 - 51 answers

Camping and hiking in Yellowstone

I’d like to take hiking trip with a friend in the American West this summer and I have overlapping questions on how to get the most out of the trip. I am at the early stages of planning so tips on general resources are as welcome as specific answers. [more inside]
posted by Fiery Jack on Jan 10, 2011 - 17 answers

Help us find a weekend getaway!

Comfortable camping with a small dog on the gulf coast? Looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me camp in up in CA

I'd like to go camping for 2-3 days after New Year's on the Northern California coast (just south and/or north of the Bay Area) and would love your recommendations for sites. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Pa and I want to escape the city for a few days.

Your ideas for a 3-day (preferably outdoor) adventure in southern or central California with my dad. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Dec 2, 2010 - 12 answers

Two guys in the woods looking for viral video ideas

I'm going to be in a cabin in the wilderness for three days with one of my best friends. We will each be bringing flip cameras with us. We want to make a viral video and we're looking for ideas of what to shoot/make. Any ideas? Go wild! We're open to just about anything. If we end up using your idea, we promise to mention your name in the credits.
posted by joshuamcginnis on Nov 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Thermarest Patching, Without Patch Kit?

My wife and I just held one of our thermarests underwater. We counted nine separate leaks bubbling air. Wet, it sounded like a squeaky radiator as all the air leaked out. I blame our sharp-clawed and inquisitive cats. Anyhow, I don't know if we can get to a camping store before the weekend-- does anyone have experience patching these things with bike tube kits, shoe goo, or other easily-available gunk?
posted by Erroneous on Nov 3, 2010 - 6 answers

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