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RE: Camping or Glamping?

Yep! Some of those folks didn’t even have oxen or horses to pull their wagon.....they had hand pulled carts! Such as this! Those blessed with animal drawn wagons were “glamping”! https://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/journey-martins-cove-mormon-handcart-tragedy-1856 Thanks for that link! I was aware of the Handcarters (saw markers along our route which yes, made us truly appreciate having an RV as we traveled difficult terrain) but not this particular bit of history. The strength of the human spirit blows my mind.... Your welcome! Very few of today’s population could even hope to survive what our early settlers endured! I’d like to think I could....but, I know better!
memtb 05/25/19 06:59am General RVing Issues
RE: One thing I'm not crazy about with new cars

The thing I hated with the newer cars, but eventually learned not to do......I kept getting my foot hung-up in the steering wheel, when trying to dim the headlights! :B
memtb 05/25/19 06:51am Around the Campfire
RE: Camping or Glamping?

Maybe "glamping" is just a matter of degrees-of-comfort? When I went from a tent to a popup, it was sooooo nice! Then from a popup to a Class C? *swoon* Many years ago, Ed and I were parked at a historic sight, where one could still see the ruts left behind from hundreds of covered wagons headed westward. Can you imagine what one of those pioneers would think about today's motorhomes??? Even the most basic camper would have blown their minds..... Yep! Some of those folks didn’t even have oxen or horses to pull their wagon.....they had hand pulled carts! Such as this! Those blessed with animal drawn wagons were “glamping”! https://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/journey-martins-cove-mormon-handcart-tragedy-1856
memtb 05/24/19 08:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping or Glamping?

Now we’re onto something important! Was this a photo Safari, or did we get to enjoy the awesome smell of burned gunpowder? ;) Either way, I hope that you enjoyed your “glamping”! :B I have no issue with well regulated hunting but holy cow is it pricey, we have some friends who did and it was 5 figures for a wildebeast. We did photo safari. Really pretty reasonably priced once you get there. “Glamping” ,substantially raises the cost of Safari .....photo or firearm! A goodly potion of that money is used for game conservation and attempting to stop local poachers! If it weren’t for the millions of $ going into the African economy, there would be no game left. Especially the elephants and the rhino!
memtb 05/24/19 06:45am General RVing Issues
RE: whether you like him or not Marcus is standing for the flag

Much too late! There is no forgiveness from me! I see some things as unforgivable!
memtb 05/23/19 01:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping or Glamping?

Only time we've done anything that might be called "glamping" was in February when we did an African Safari. We did stay in tents most nights but those tents had: - Concrete/Tile floors - King Size Canopy Beds. - Full household size showers. - Flushing porcelain toilets. - Fine dining at the restaurant. - Maid service daily. Oh and Masai warriors to walk you back to your tent after dark because of the hyenas (and yes we found footprints within a couple feet of the entrance in the morning) Now we’re onto something important! Was this a photo Safari, or did we get to enjoy the awesome smell of burned gunpowder? ;) Either way, I hope that you enjoyed your “glamping”! :B
memtb 05/23/19 08:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Convection Microwave vs. Gas Oven

Having both is nice....couldn’t live without the gas oven! In our class c, we have the oven and a conventional microwave. When/if the microwave goes bad, it will be replaced with a, wait for it........microwave!
memtb 05/23/19 05:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Camping or Glamping?

I had never heard the word glamping before today and it won’t be part of my vocabulary in the future but glamping is actually what we do! We either travel with our fifth wheel RV or our motorhome. I like the luxuries of today compared to yesteryear’s camping on the hard ground. We love people...in small doses, we love the convenience of our own washer/dryer and we prefer boondocking but stay in RV parks when necessary. We’re considerate of any neighbors we meet along the way and are not rude or demeaning to them even if we do not agree with their political stand or moral fabric. I grew up in Wyoming and there is nothing better than sitting around a campfire, enjoying the evening skies with a good conversation going! Maybe that’s why boondocking appeals to us so much. As we’re in our early years of retirement, we’ll spend more time out there on the open roads and hopefully we’ll run into good people who share our same views. - Marianne PS: By the way, no matter where we’re at or who I’m talking to, I always say...”we’re camped at such and such campground or such and such RV park or camped near the southern edge of the lake or we’re camped right off of such and such county road...so guess I’m camping...no matter how many amenities we have! :)
memtb 05/22/19 04:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping or Glamping?

Thank You for your answers! But, with no apparent, absolute answers..... I guess that we’re simply RV’rs , without all the unnecessary descriptive adjectives! So we’re Recreational Vehiclers? That could open the door to an entirely new discussion! ;)
memtb 05/22/19 04:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping or Glamping?

We consider our 24 foot Class C motorhome as an insulated, weather-proof, heated, cooled, mobile tent that has two permanent queen beds, a refrigerator, a 3-burner stove top, an oven, a table, two sinks, a shower, a toilet, tanks for liquids, and lot of storage volume. As such, we consider each trip in our mobile tent as a potential mini-expedition in our poor-man's expedition vehicle. We prefer taking it out to nature-based areas as opposed to areas involving around human habitation ... however we do visit both types of places. Do we camp or glamp? I don't know. Pnichols......again we find ourselves traveling in a “parallel universe”!
memtb 05/22/19 03:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping or Glamping?

My wife had never seen the term “glamping” before today. The article, found in The Farmers Almanac, defined “glamping” as this: What Is Glamping? The word glamping is a mash-up of “glamorous” and “camping” and is the latest travel craze that provides guests with an unforgettable outdoor experience without having to give up creature comforts—possibly with fewer creatures. Think of it as a smoother version of “roughing it.” Glamping lets you spend time with family and friends while allowing you to reconnect with nature. One thing that is common.....there are no commonalities! As proven with some of the answers given....We are 180 degrees away from the views of some!
memtb 05/22/19 03:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping or Glamping?

Thank You for your answers! But, with no apparent, absolute answers..... I guess that we’re simply RV’rs , without all the unnecessary descriptive adjectives!
memtb 05/22/19 01:53pm General RVing Issues
Camping or Glamping?

If you use your own equipment, and not “renting”, but reside in a nice, self-contained unit.....is it camping or glamping? After listening to my wife read about “glamping”.....I discovered that we may have been “glamping” since the ‘60’s! :) What say you? If your tent is made of modern synthetics rather than animal skins.....are you “glamping”? Where does it all end? Someone help me, I am confused! :B
memtb 05/22/19 12:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing Over Wolf Creek Pass

I believe that’s it’s much better than it was many years ago! Here’s a description of what it once was! :B https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6LzWZYWpOU
memtb 05/22/19 07:49am Roads and Routes
RE: Snow: how deep is too deep for camping?

Obviously, vehicle/ camper axle/frame height are limiting factors. If the snow is not “hardpacked” and you’ve got a good set of chains you can “push-through” snow that is contacting the axles and undercarriage! Most RV’ers don’t have a good set of chains for those conditions. Getting stuck in spring snow, is far better than getting stuck in fall snow.......you don’t have to wait near as long for the melt! ;)
memtb 05/21/19 07:53am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Florida fire

There are gated RV communities in the Phoenix/Mesa area! I’m sure that they are located in many other areas across the US.
memtb 05/21/19 07:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Flannel

There is nothing worse that cotton for staying warm if damp. We wear mostly wool when hunting, but trying to swim with wet wool, would be like swimming with a boat anchor! Also, wool doesn’t work well in the wind.....need those synthetics to cut the wind!, :D
memtb 05/17/19 04:46pm Around the Campfire
RE: Flannel

There is nothing worse that cotton for staying warm if damp. We wear mostly wool when hunting, but trying to swim with wet wool, would be like swimming with a boat anchor! Also, wool doesn’t work well in the wind.....need those synthetics to cut the wind!, :D
memtb 05/17/19 04:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: Flannel

travelnutz, Florida isn’t so bad, if you have a good reason to go. And obviously, you have several! If you are the outdoors type, Michigan is pretty hard to beat.....even in the winter! Though, it takes a special breed of people. Same as here......there are outdoor activities 12 months a year!
memtb 05/17/19 11:03am Around the Campfire
RE: Flannel

I would gladly trade this 90 degree humid weather for flannel. Enjoy while you can.....it “will” get warmer! ;) We’ll be “bumping” the 100’s in July and early August......”NOT” looking forward to it! :M I will head North as soon as I can, have RV will travel. I spent to many hot humid summers in KS. Wyoming “may” be far enough north.....but you’ll need a lot more elevation than our location to escape the “summer heat”! ;)
memtb 05/17/19 09:10am Around the Campfire
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