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By clover kicker (Tue Sep 06, 2011 at 03:40:59 PM EST) (all tags)
Eventually, you have to come back home.

exciting poll inside



It was supposed to be a fishing trip, but we got sidetracked and no-one actually got a line wet.

The food was outstanding, even by our standards.

One of the lads brought an entire vacuum-packed tenderloin roast from Costco. The thick end we cut into steaks, the skinny end we cubed for kebabs. A little salt, a little pepper, cooked over an open fire.

I like baked potatoes as much as the next guy, but we never seem to start them in time. Lately I've been buying an extra package or 2 of hashbrowns. Throw a big dollop of butter in the pan, mince a couple slices of bacon, once that's browned toss in a big handfull of hashbrowns. Add onions and mushrooms if you're ambitious, or just pepper is fine too.

We never quite got fishing. We spent a few hours cleaning up the old woods roads, sawing up deadfalls and dragging them away, trimming branches, etc. Now we can get the tractor thru those roads, maybe next time we'll get a chance to bushhog!

We shot up a case of skeet and sighted in one of the .22s.

So yeah pretty much the perfect weekend. ATVs, tents, good food over an open fire, chainsaws, alcohol tobacco and firearms.

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WHAR GIRLCAMPERS? WHAR? by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed Sep 07, 2011 at 12:14:03 AM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Nice by riceowlguy (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Sep 07, 2011 at 12:31:14 PM EST
That does sound like a great time.  I haven't been camping or shooting in forever.  Of course, right now in Texas, having a fire would be criminally irresponsible (and probably illegal in most places).

Just made reservations for October by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Sep 07, 2011 at 01:49:25 PM EST
no ash-producing fires of any kind, only stove cooking.

On the to-do list is figuring out a fake fire, just for ambiance.

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the coleman stove is certainly efficient by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Sep 07, 2011 at 08:36:54 PM EST
but yeah not nearly as fun.

I think we've gotten all your water up here, it's been a soggy summer and spring on top of record snowfalls last winter. Normally the lawn dries out a bit in midsummer but I'm still mowing every 5 days just like it's May.

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Burnt umber crepe paper and a fan. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Sep 07, 2011 at 10:31:47 PM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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