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“I'm going on a one nighter this weekend in Indiana. The forecast is pretty good, a little hot but no rain. I was thinking about camping with out a tent. This would be my first time.
I'm a little worried about skeeters though. If I load up on bug spray will it keep them at bay the whole night? Anybody tried this in the midwest or where skeeters can be a problem. I haven't really noticed if they're bad right now. They shouldn't be too bad; we haven't had a whole lot of rain lately.”
“I have no problems with cowboy camping. Mike won't so I typicvally stay in a tent now but I do prefer cowboying it out.”
“Ever hear the saying from Monty Python: Everything is lewd if you interpret it right.”
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“Thrifty ready for camping thith the boyth!
“nah...i'd have the hat and nothin else”
“Seriously though I have wanted to do the cowboy campin' thing myself. It's always the bug issue though. You could just take a big piece of netting and throw it over your head if ya need to.”
“Wow that guy has some serious scars on his shoulders.”
“damn it nigal...now i can't concentrate...how am i supposed to do anything with sexy pictures like that on here”
Camping with the Village People
“All you need now is an Indian Chief, a Cop and a Construction worker!”
“And a box of rubbers. Ribbed, for his pleasure...”
this is the line, and you just crossed it...now let's get back on topic...should i do this or will the skeeters carry me away”
“As long as you have pants on under your chaps do it. Just carry a liitle netting with you and have a tarp or something you can throw over you if it rains. Go for it!
OK, now back to gay cowboys eating pudding.”
“i didn't know there was pudding”
“With gay cowboys there ALWAYS pudding!
camping under the stars is the best! As far as bugs go...don't camp near any stagnant water and, ideally, try to find a camp with some good wind exposure (just be sure to bring a warm sleepy-bag.)
Just remember that bugs like stagnant air for feeding and stagnant water for breeding.
Though I'm sure you'd be a tasty meal. ;p
“OMFG!!!...nigal this is perfect..and i didn't even have to make it...i actually just found it this way
“So you found me out! LOL!”
“thanks for the tip amy...does Indiana's largest lake count as stagnant water, cause we'll be camping right next to it?”
“i found this one on the same site...i thought it was appropriate
“fudge packin'! LMAO
You should be fine next to a large lake - the bigger the better, really. heheh
For real: there is usually a pretty good breeze blowing across the larger lakes.
“if the skeeters don't get me i'm sure the constant worrying that they are gonna get me will keep me up LOL”
“There is a young cowboy he lives on the range
His horse and his cattle are his only companions
He works in the saddle and he sleeps in the canyons
Waiting for summer, his pastures to change
And as the moon rises he sits by his fire
Thinking about women and glasses of beer
And closing his eyes as the doggies retire
He sings out a song which is soft but it’s clear
As if maybe someone could hear
Goodnight you moonlight ladies
Rockabye sweet baby james
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose
Won’t you let me go down in my dreams
And rockabye sweet baby james
Now the first of december was covered with snow
And so was the turnpike from stockbridge to boston
Lord, the berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting
With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go
There’s a song that they sing when they take to the highway
A song that they sing when they take to the sea
A song that they sing of their home in the sky
Maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep
But singing works just fine for me”
“will you come sing this to me while i try to sleep tomorrow night?”
“Let me check the Magic 8-Ball...[shake shake shake]..."All signs point to 'no'". Sorry.
Where ya going Buckaroo? I'm going to Indianapolis for a drinking trip.”
“Deam Wilderness in Hoosier...where and when ya drinkin”
“keep the fire going through the night and sleep close to it but not so close a jumper might light your bag up.
i like cowboy camping. i do it in the fall and winter. i usually carry a tarp but don't set it up unless i have to.”
““Deam Wilderness in Hoosier...where and when ya drinkin”
I'm going over to hang out with my brother Saturday and Saturday night.”
“you loner drinkin or actually going to a bar?”
“No, I don't do bars. We're just hanging out visiting.”
“i'm with ya nigal, i usually can's stand the bar seen...half naked sluts and overly macho barbarians really get on my nerves...i like to check out a local band every now and then but usually stay away”
“I love sleeping under the stars, done it many times - DO IT!”
“I just went to an outfitter on my lunch break and picked up something I didn't know existed. It's called a mosquito bar. Yea, I know, I pictured mosquitoes getting drunk too but that's not what it is.
It's a 3'X 3'X 6.5' triangular mosquito net that you hang between two trees and sleep on the ground underneath it.”
“is it practical if you are going where there aren't any trees? :-) Maybe you can get some tent poles or your walking stick or something to improvise?”
Mosquito at a bar?”
“pink, we're going to hoosier national FOREST...so i'm hoping for some trees ;) if not i'd thought about bringing some poles too”
“i have slept in a recliner next to the fire a few times this year and really enjoyed it-”
“lol.. sorry I guess I didn't read thoroughly.”
“bugs are a non-issue; just make yourself a little campfire before going to bed and stand in the smoke for a bit, getting that woodfire smell into your clothes. Presto, bugs are gone (bugs fear smoke, as they associate it with forest fires).
The bigger problems with cowboy camping are things called dew and rain...”
“a bug hat thingie usually works if you can keep your sleepingbag cinched snugly around your neck
i agree with PS. there's a lot of moisture on the ground at 4am. make sure your bag has a good water repellent finish”
“Wear leather. Mosquitos can bite right through cloth.”
“Sleeping COWBOY STYLE!
Oh, now I understand this thread.
I thought it was about something else COWBOY STYLE.”
“The mosquito bar worked perfect. It keep the mosquitoes at bay and most important I didn't steam myself to sleep in a hot tent. It's made with a pretty tight mesh so between the trees above and the tight mesh I didn't get hardly any dew on me. Only downfall is you need 4 trees in a kind of rectangle or square pattern to set it up. I think I'm gonna modify it a little so maybe I can use tent or hiking poles.”
“I would think you could string a single line between two trees and just put the corners together creating somthing of an A frame shape.”
“Or use your hiking sticks as spreader bars and one line tween two trees?”
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