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 -
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
(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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
There has got to be a place that sells firewood in central Colorado, right? [more inside]
posted by jluce50
on Jul 22, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What are some great backpacking trips (2-4 days, up to say 30 miles) with a 5-hour drive of Portland, OR? Loops preferred, but out-and-back is OK.
posted by gottabefunky
on Jun 9, 2008 -
Adirondacks filter: I'm going camping at Cranberry Lake next weekend. I want your "must see/do" recommendations in the area. [more inside]
posted by jdfan
on May 29, 2008 -
recommend a good dog-friendly car-camping spot in east tennessee, please. (or recommend a site that can help us find one) [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman
on May 25, 2008 -