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Posted: 09/10/19 06:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I planned on 7 days...ended up staying 30.
Oops.

Dad is in the hospital in Montreal. I live north of Toronto...but I own a piece of lake front north of Montreal.
So the idea was to go camp on the land...do a little clearing and visit Dad.
Dad got bad. Then he got worse.
So I ended up commuting to and from the hospital....about 75 minutes one way.
But that was not my problem. I needed to find a dump site after 8 days as I was taking everything for granted. Found a spot for $23 to dump and get water and then made it 22 days non stop. Didn't want to have to move again. But man.... I was full. And water was almost gone.
And I was boon docking....no power. Lived on 2 40W solar panels and 30 lbs of LP along with 6 camping cans of LP.
The day I left...I was empty.
You certainly learn to conserve when you need to.
All in all...I loved it. Wife came once to visit and replenished my clothes shortage.

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Bitter-sweet experience for sure. Hope your dad is ok now. Beautiful spot.

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DutchmenSport wrote:

Bitter-sweet experience for sure. Hope your dad is ok now. Beautiful spot.

I ran out of vacation time.
Sister took over the day I left. Then I'm back for my 5 days off.
He's now moving in the uphill direction.
Hopefully he'll be out in less than 2 weeks.
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We all “need” far less than we think we need. You proved it.


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Glad your dad is improving. Your cute little trailer seems to have done the trick.

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hope your dad is ok

8 days is pretty impressive

water and sewage is always the limiting factor


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Glad your dad is doing better.

We are lucky that we can work anywhere, so when my Mom went downhill in Arizona and we were meandering thru Texas, we headed over and spent the last few weeks with her.

It was great to be able to sit with her in her hospital room and work while she rested but then at night we could go home and sleep in our own bed.


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Lwiddis wrote:

We all “need” far less than we think we need. You proved it.


That is the truth... During my military training did a 10 day long exercise where we had to live off a single, two pint, water bottle per day. That's all your drinking, cooking, washing and shaving. You quickly learned to use things like the dew on the grass to "wash" and "shave" in...

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stevemorris wrote:

hope your dad is ok

8 days is pretty impressive

water and sewage is always the limiting factor


After the 8 days...I went 22!

Used paper plates,re-used cutlery, pee'd outside, bathed in the lake...etc.

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Thanks for the well wishes.
Dad just at his first meal in 2 months today.

All soft stuff....but it's going down the esophagus!

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