Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-20-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: France, Europe
Posts: 617
Send a message via MSN to saabman
First camping weekend!

I am really exited about this

Missus Saabman is however a bit more reserved about it... She has never camped before so

Kids are completely mad mind you

Do you remember your first trip out?
__________________

__________________
New ride: 2000 Chevy Suburban 1500 4WD
1998 Chevy Express 2500 past project
+ 1990 Mitsubishi Pajero V6 3.0l
+ 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero Hirsch
+ 1972 Saab 96 V4 (not running)
+ fixed house (Argh)
saabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 11:06 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Greg In Austin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,545
Send a message via AIM to Greg In Austin Send a message via Yahoo to Greg In Austin
Re: First camping weekend!

That first camping trip... well, it was a long time ago,... and it was pre-SMB, a canvas tent, a thin sleeping bag... Oh the joy!

Things improved over the years, but once McBeast made the scene things are great.
__________________

__________________
Greg in Austin
2008 Ford 6.0PSD EB/E-PH SMB 4X4 Aluminess f/r bumpers (13.5mpg avg, 15mpg hwy) 52k miles [Texas McBeast]
2006 Toyota Prius (48 to 68 mpg) 120k miles [Penelope]
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (15 to 18 mpg) [Johnnie]
2012 Mitsubishi MiEV (no gas required) ($.50/day in electricity) [Evie]
http://badge.facebook.com/badge/1232...3.32047100.png
Greg In Austin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 11:43 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
MikewTV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Garrison, NY
Posts: 217
Send a message via AIM to MikewTV
Re: First camping weekend!

first trip out ever?...sleeping bag, tarp to lay it on so it didn't get too wet. Frying pan and a cooler of food. That was about as elaborate as it got when my friends and I were 8 years old and my Dad took us out to wilds of South Carolina to camp.

First SMB camping trip is another question entirely. Much more hospitable then sleeping on the ground.

But, don't forget on any trip to find the time to lay on the ground and stare up at the stars. That still is worth doing before you retire to your Chevy Express for the evening.
__________________
Mike W
Pueblo Gold Ford EB 350 v10 with EB 50 floor plan & Quigley 4x4 from Huntington (aka: Minerva)
MikewTV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 07:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Greg In Austin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,545
Send a message via AIM to Greg In Austin Send a message via Yahoo to Greg In Austin
Re: First camping weekend!

I recently ran across a photo from an early '70s camping trip.... a canvas boy scout tent on an obviously cold morning.... I will have to see if I can find it again and share it.

Wow... that seems like a long time ago.... oh.... it was....
__________________
Greg in Austin
2008 Ford 6.0PSD EB/E-PH SMB 4X4 Aluminess f/r bumpers (13.5mpg avg, 15mpg hwy) 52k miles [Texas McBeast]
2006 Toyota Prius (48 to 68 mpg) 120k miles [Penelope]
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (15 to 18 mpg) [Johnnie]
2012 Mitsubishi MiEV (no gas required) ($.50/day in electricity) [Evie]
http://badge.facebook.com/badge/1232...3.32047100.png
Greg In Austin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 11:23 PM   #5
Site Team
 
daveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Turlock Ca
Posts: 9,427
Garage
Re: First camping weekend!

1958-1963 not even a clue. Yosemite was big on the family list every year until the 70's. 1964 on as kids, wow. "I was a junior ranger". I retured to Tuolumne Meadows (Yosemite) in 1972 as a backpacker and found the same spot my dad and me caught fish back in the early 60's...totally strange. I still see that spot every time I drive pass it now and it's very special to me. Even though my parents said I had caught fish before that, Tuolumne Meadows was the first place "I" remember catching fish so it ranks as #1.
DaveB
__________________
2006 Ford 6.0PSD EB-50/E-PH SMB 4X4 Rock Crawler Trailer

Sportsmobile 4X4 Adventures..........On and off road adventures
daveb is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2009, 06:20 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 613
Re: First camping weekend!

My first camping trip was as a cub scout in the early 1960s where the idiotic adult trip leader had us set up tents in a vacant lot in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, just a few blocks from my house. I dropped out of cub scouts shortly afterward.

I'm sure Saabman will have a better trip planned than that one!
__________________
2006 Baja Tan SMB 4X4 EB50 PH 6LPSD
Mohawk Royalex Solo 14 foot canoe (light white-water)
Mad River Kevlar Explorer 17 foot canoe (flat water)
Dagger Royalex Legend 16 foot canoe (white-water)
Maravia New Wave 13.5 foot raft (fishing and white-water)
Ed in Montana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 01:31 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: France, Europe
Posts: 617
Send a message via MSN to saabman
Re: First camping weekend!

Hi,
Well just returned and Missus Saabman survived and even enjoyed!
Thanx for sharing your first camping experiences

I will post photos asap in the trip report section

What has been the good thing with this short trip is that we have been able to realise all the things we still need to modify or adapt etc...
__________________
New ride: 2000 Chevy Suburban 1500 4WD
1998 Chevy Express 2500 past project
+ 1990 Mitsubishi Pajero V6 3.0l
+ 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero Hirsch
+ 1972 Saab 96 V4 (not running)
+ fixed house (Argh)
saabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 02:15 AM   #8
Site Team
 
daveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Turlock Ca
Posts: 9,427
Garage
Re: First camping weekend!

Quote:
Originally Posted by saabman
Hi,
Well just returned and Missus Saabman survived and even enjoyed!
Thax for sharing your first camping experiences
What has been the good thing with this short trip is that we have been able to realise all the things we still need to modify or adapt etc...
Be careful...that can be expensive the modify adapt thing
__________________
2006 Ford 6.0PSD EB-50/E-PH SMB 4X4 Rock Crawler Trailer

Sportsmobile 4X4 Adventures..........On and off road adventures
daveb is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 08:00 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Greg In Austin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 1,545
Send a message via AIM to Greg In Austin Send a message via Yahoo to Greg In Austin
Re: First camping weekend!

Modifcations..... A slippery slope...... it all starts here !
__________________
Greg in Austin
2008 Ford 6.0PSD EB/E-PH SMB 4X4 Aluminess f/r bumpers (13.5mpg avg, 15mpg hwy) 52k miles [Texas McBeast]
2006 Toyota Prius (48 to 68 mpg) 120k miles [Penelope]
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (15 to 18 mpg) [Johnnie]
2012 Mitsubishi MiEV (no gas required) ($.50/day in electricity) [Evie]
http://badge.facebook.com/badge/1232...3.32047100.png
Greg In Austin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 01:16 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: France, Europe
Posts: 617
Send a message via MSN to saabman
Re: First camping weekend!

Yes mods that true it is dangerous!
But it is fun
__________________

__________________
New ride: 2000 Chevy Suburban 1500 4WD
1998 Chevy Express 2500 past project
+ 1990 Mitsubishi Pajero V6 3.0l
+ 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero Hirsch
+ 1972 Saab 96 V4 (not running)
+ fixed house (Argh)
saabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Sportsmobile Registry

MoMo

skyrat

Ford

fabtechmfg
Add your Sportsmobile
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.