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Old August 16th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Hey campers, answer a question...

OK, I just got back from my annual 2 week trip to the U.P. and I have a question that has bugs me every time I go camping. WTF is up with campers that fire up that damned Coleman lantern full blast as soon as it gets dark, then go hide in their tent or camper for the night, while leaving the damn thing on to light up all the sites around them, sometimes all night? Most of us campers go camping to get away from things like streetlights, and these yahoos always have to light up half the park.
Just wondering if anyone knows what these people are thinking.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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some of us are scared of the dark
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Old August 16th, 2009, 05:28 PM   #3
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What are you thinking? Why you camping around other people, real camping is off a trail somewhere were you be lucky to have someone come through at least once. Jeez, people and their fancy camp sites.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #4
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Damn city folk lol. owls raccoon and aliens O my! and any other thing that goes bump in the night
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Old August 16th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #5
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What are you thinking? Why you camping around other people, real camping is off a trail somewhere were you be lucky to have someone come through at least once. Jeez, people and their fancy camp sites.

what mini beast calls camping we call back woods meth lab
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Old August 16th, 2009, 05:53 PM   #6
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Minibeast calls it camping.. we all know he's really sitting on the side of the road cause he broke something again.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 06:02 PM   #7
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Minibeast calls it camping.. we all know he's really sitting on the side of the road cause he broke something again.
yeah broke on something worth while not hydrolocked from a 2 in deep mud hole, or rolled over from a motorcycle whoop.
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Though illegal in any Michigan campground, I hear an air rifle makes short work of annoying Coleman lamps.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 07:18 AM   #9
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OK, I just got back from my annual 2 week trip to the U.P. and I have a question that has bugs me every time I go camping. WTF is up with campers that fire up that damned Coleman lantern full blast as soon as it gets dark, then go hide in their tent or camper for the night, while leaving the damn thing on to light up all the sites around them, sometimes all night? Most of us campers go camping to get away from things like streetlights, and these yahoos always have to light up half the park.
Just wondering if anyone knows what these people are thinking.
I go camping a lot on the northeastern side of the lower Michigan and have never encountered this. (well at least not all night) Sounds to be like you just got stuck next to a douche bag.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:02 PM   #10
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Sounds like somebody was skeered of the dark. Same as the "hunters" who sit 20 feet from a two-track.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #11
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I go camping a lot on the northeastern side of the lower Michigan and have never encountered this. (well at least not all night) Sounds to be like you just got stuck next to a douche bag.
Seems like it happens every year, though. This year, the neighbors had the Propane Coleman for 4 nights, then the people that replaced them for 1 night had a Fluorescent Coleman. They didn't even set up a tent... lit the lantern for the night, then went to sleep in their VAN! I went over at about midnight and turned it off.
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Old August 23rd, 2009, 11:11 PM   #12
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have you tried making scary bear noises outside of their tent at night
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Old August 26th, 2009, 03:22 PM   #13
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You must of been camping next to RenegadeII he is really proud of his antique lantern if you were blind you would think Jesus himself were standing next to you giving you sight and warmth
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i camp about 3 weekends per month. i have never encountered that problem.
bad neighbors i guess. unless its for the kids to see to go to the bathroom mabey???
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Old August 26th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #15
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You must of been camping next to RenegadeII he is really proud of his antique lantern if you were blind you would think Jesus himself were standing next to you giving you sight and warmth



Mine have an aluminum shield that goes half way around their glass so as not to disturb others nearby. I turn it on and direct the beam at Danimal's camp site to piss him off. Otherwise it's pretty much useless and I'd never fire it up
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Mine have an aluminum shield that goes half way around their glass so as not to disturb others nearby. I turn it on and direct the beam at Danimal's camp site to piss him off. Otherwise it's pretty much useless and I'd never fire it up
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What are you thinking? Why you camping around other people, real camping is off a trail somewhere were you be lucky to have someone come through at least once. Jeez, people and their fancy camp sites.


X2. I just wanna be in the woods, maybe by the water.. Sitting in front of a fire, inbetween my jeep and a full cooler. Beer in my hand and gun on my hip.

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