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usercolin&jb
Posted: 28 November 2006 5:49 PM
Subject: new to outdoors
 
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Location: cumbria


I'd just like to say this is a year of first's for us first tent first computer and we have taken up fell walking we have enjoyed every minute. but what has made the biggest impression is the friendly reception we have had when we have asked for advice from other people more experienced than us its great!. and what a friendly forum thank you all !
userhowie
Posted: 30 November 2006 12:04 PM
Subject: RE: new to outdoors
 


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Location: Dunnshargin


Hi Colin. Glad to see you are enjoying the great outdoors and long may it continue. Although this is a forum mainly for motorhomer users, I should imagine that many of us started life under canvas, and I still have a strong interest in all things relating to camping and caravanning etc.
Over the years i,ve always found that fellow campers are as you say, more than willing to help whenever the need arises, and meeting new friends and old is all part of the enjoyment this pastime gives.
The natural progression seems to be starting off with a tent, moving on to caravans and then motorhomes, but if the experiences of myself and many others is anything to go by, then circumstances allowing, becoming a motorhomer should be your next goal to aim for. Howard.
usercolin&jb
Posted: 1 December 2006 1:33 AM
Subject: RE: new to outdoors
 
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Location: cumbria


thanks for the reply but im a little confused here i thought the chatterbox was for everybody not just for motorhome & caravan owners
userOAL Moderator
Posted: 1 December 2006 9:00 AM
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Chatterbox is for everyone - I think Howard meant that the forums as a whole are mostly frequented by motorhome owners; certainly the other forums aren't as lively as the 'Motorhome Matters' one at the moment, but we hope this will change.
usermichele
Posted: 1 December 2006 1:07 PM
Subject: RE: new to outdoors
 


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Welcome Colin&JB,

That is very nice of you, your comments I hope that you have many happy years camping. Thats the way to go. Not tied to any stuffy regime of getting up breakfast served at 7-9 job . Do as you please the relaxed way.
I hope that you have many happy years doing it.

keep chatting you can learn alot on here. carry on camping.
userLizzy
Posted: 1 December 2006 3:55 PM
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Location: Northamptonshire England


We took our first tent to Cader Idris. I never slept a wink as we had pitched near the stream; then it rained; so I imagined said stream to be a torent and we would be washed away

We went to the Brecon Beacons, Bath and Stratford on Avon - we invested in a 'bell end' to fix to the A-frame which 'did us' for 5 years. Even survived a 3 week trip to France, now that's where we found good campsites or really awful ones!

Then we bought a huge frame tent - we could drive the Escort under canvas too . Our cocker spaniel loved camping! She would growl at anything which moved within 100 yards LOL as she couldn't see it. She slept on the end of my air-bed which added warmth to my feet. I slept in jim-jams, warm socks, fleece, track-suit bottoms and had wellies ready to pull on if I needed to take that lonely walk in the dark: then we invested in a Porta-potty!

Now that we are older we have been looking at campers - and once the price bottoms out and the niggly little annoyances are ironed out, here we come!



It's surprising how little we needed when camping - compared with all the clutter around our house, I wonder how we ever survived under canvas - but we did

Edited by Lizzy 2006-12-01 3:57 PM
userhowie
Posted: 1 December 2006 11:41 PM
Subject: RE: new to outdoors
 


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Location: Dunnshargin


Hiya Colin & JB. Sorry for any misunderstanding over my reply and it goes without saying that not only do you have every right to contribute to this or any other forum, but your views and opinions are always welcome here.
Possibly, like me you are of a very sensitive nature, but let me reasure you that apart from the odd one or two, you will find that everyone here are friendly and helpfull. Two things you should watch out for is the one user who is prone to violent outbursts, and another who is hopeless at spelling, but apart from that i,m sure you will enjoy this forum. Howard.
usermichele
Posted: 1 December 2006 11:51 PM
Subject: RE: new to outdoors
 


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Location: Rapido ..ask him what size


Howard,
I make allowances because I realise that you are locked in that shed everyday with no one other than the dog for company.

I realise that not every borough that people live in are given permission by the local health authority to hand out pills for dementia.

I have written to Mr Blair and I have also had a good word in Cherry blairs cousins ear , But alas he has nothing to do with that part of the family and well done to him I say. So until your good lady wife shoots you I will just have to put up with you. Oh and I will apologise to the others in your absence s s s
Take care i will speak to you tommorrow you remember me Michele

go Play with my sprouts whats your score

Edited by michele 2006-12-01 11:53 PM
usercolin&jb
Posted: 2 December 2006 12:27 AM
Subject: RE: new to outdoors
 
Having a look around

Posts: 39
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Location: cumbria


thanks for your replys howard made me feel like camping was 2nd class and we could only go up in the world !
usermichele
Posted: 2 December 2006 8:09 AM
Subject: RE: new to outdoors
 


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Campings first class the rain on the canvas BEAT THAT
what a lovely noise when your wrapped up in a warm cuddly blanket .
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