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Old 05-03-2012, 09:47 AM
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I agree about letting the kiddos have a good time. Heck, when my kids were younger, thats why we went, for them. And I also agree, there is a time and place for it. 11 pm is not the time for them to running all over screaming and hollering. We had one occasion where a kid came up to our campsite, walked right in the camper, and got a coke out of the fridge. I was a little apprahensive about going in and getting him out, for fear of his parent(s) coming looking for him and seeing me, with him, in our camper. I had the wife handle it. There are a few adults only campgrounds around, just find one of them.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:27 AM
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The kids usually behave better than the adults. Kids go to sleep by 10 pm. Some adults think its ok to stay up all night drinking,playing cards and blasting music.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:37 PM
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Hmm...So I suppose campin' to a degree, can be sorta like fishin" !! If a rubber worm or live bait, fishin for catfish or fishin' for bass, doin' it in a 40 grand bass boat or a jon boat; it's what ever one might like !! If I don't want the noise, the neighbors kids runnin' through my camp and such; I just wouldn't subject myself by puttin' myself in the atmosphere ! Just sayin' !!
I agree 100%. It just so happens that we usually prefer to go in our popup to the more developed, state park areas where there are full hookups and large RV spaces. So we know beforehand there's going to be mostly motorhomes and large trailers with a few popups and tents scattered in. We know to expect RVs with generators. And almost all everyone is respectful enough to recharge during the mid-day.

If we couldn't put up with that, the burden would be on us to choose a different type of area.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:13 PM
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Generators, people staying up all night talking like they are 250 yards from each other and people who find they can't go camping without their barking dog. We camp at a beach campground from time to time that will only give one warning about barking dogs after that they have to leave or board the dog in a kennel, and that is one reason we like staying there.
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Hmm...So I suppose campin' to a degree, can be sorta like fishin" !! If a rubber worm or live bait, fishin for catfish or fishin' for bass, doin' it in a 40 grand bass boat or a jon boat; it's what ever one might like !! If I don't want the noise, the neighbors kids runnin' through my camp and such; I just wouldn't subject myself by puttin' myself in the atmosphere ! Just sayin' !!
so, i should give up the lifetime hobby of camping because the ''atmosphere'' is changing for the worst ??? I might after this upcoming trip , but i'll sure let people here know why....
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:24 PM
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so, i should give up the lifetime hobby of camping because the ''atmosphere'' is changing for the worst ??? I might after this upcoming trip , but i'll sure let people here know why....
wow, what an attitude for a life experienced man to have,
don't they have a pill for that too?
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:12 PM
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so, i should give up the lifetime hobby of camping because the ''atmosphere'' is changing for the worst ??? I might after this upcoming trip , but i'll sure let people here know why....
No sir !! Not at all. Just sayin' that what was discribed has always been my experience in crowded places. That is the reason I don't go there. Change for worse ?? Well, it could be !! Nothing seems to be the way it used to be !!
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No sir !! Not at all. Just sayin' that what was discribed has always been my experience in crowded places. That is the reason I don't go there. Change for worse ?? Well, it could be !! Nothing seems to be the way it used to be !!
funny thing, i'll be about 20 mi. west of you in clayton,then 20 miles west of you,in s.c.,then about 30 mi n. of you in n.c.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:59 PM
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No sir !! Not at all. Just sayin' that what was discribed has always been my experience in crowded places. That is the reason I don't go there. Change for worse ?? Well, it could be !! Nothing seems to be the way it used to be !!
Greg, I know exactly where you are coming from and you was not trying to pick a fight,you are one of the nicest guys I have met in person on this forum.I have camped in State Parks with my kids for certain reasons, and I have camped in totally primitive away from anybody campsites with my kids also. Though I am a big outdoorsman, my main reason for camping these days is for my family, not me.That may change as I get older, but I hope I have grandkids to share the same experiences with. I am not going to let my kids act like a bunch of wild hoodlums, but at the same time I am not going to feed my kids Ridlin or whatever else and expect them to sit around like a zombie. When kids go camping they are supposed to be excited.As far as generators go, find a stricter campground.They are out there.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:56 AM
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If you want some seclusion and quiet, try camping on WMAs when the seasons are out. Many are open to camping primative and no crowds.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:58 AM
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This is why 98% of my camping involves a backpack.
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We camp in state parks in GA, FL, and AL. They all have electrical, water and some sewage hookups. That does away with the need for a generator. At night, even with 70 campers its very quiet. I have never met a rude or disrespectful camper at a state park.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:26 PM
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Generators, people staying up all night talking like they are 250 yards from each other and people who find they can't go camping without their barking dog. We camp at a beach campground from time to time that will only give one warning about barking dogs after that they have to leave or board the dog in a kennel, and that is one reason we like staying there.
This. This weekend. Campers beside us got there at 10 pm and it took forever to set up two tents and they built a fire a mile high. loud talkers, generator (not much usage during daylight hours), lazy people can't walk 200ft to bathroom. Ok thats all.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:32 PM
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me and my family love camping. try to go 3 or 4 times a year. Im not going unless I have my a/c

everywhere we go has electricity and water. those days of ruffin' it are long gone.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:41 PM
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We camp in state parks in GA, FL, and AL. They all have electrical, water and some sewage hookups. That does away with the need for a generator. At night, even with 70 campers its very quiet. I have never met a rude or disrespectful camper at a state park.
yet...it will happen. the guys across from us that set up every lantern they had, got drunk and pitched horse shoes until 2 am with the radio blasting....just rude. funny though after those of us who were in the adjoining campsites woke the hosts up several times complaining, they were gone the next morning.

sad, but it will happen sooner or later. we've been blessed not to have it happen a lot though. it's all about attitude. some people (OP maybe?) just let anything and everything bother them. maybe people should just mind their own business a little more, and not make every little sound some kids make be their business, as said, i think there's a pill for that too

kids are going to be kids. let them run play and scream all day if they want. about dark, they'll be worn out and not long for bedtime.
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wow, what an attitude for a life experienced man to have,
don't they have a pill for that too?
just pick a campground with eletric hook ups and that will solv the genirator part as far as the kids i hav never had any probablem with other kids in my camping aera SO FAR . GA STATE PARKS HAVE A QUIET TIME AFTER 10 PM .
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This is why 98% of my camping involves a backpack.
+ 1. Where I go if you can get a generator in there then more power to ya, It's all I can do to get me and a backpack.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:43 PM
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so, i should give up the lifetime hobby of camping because the ''atmosphere'' is changing for the worst ??? I might after this upcoming trip , but i'll sure let people here know why....


Its not changing, you just getting older and cant put up with it anymore. Thirty years ago I went camping with my grandparents all the time and when you get a group of kids camping next to each other you have instant friends.

Cause kids are gona be kids, Have you checked into any senior friendly camp grounds.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:22 AM
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The folks may need the generators to power their cpaps.

That's why I have to run one.....I hate it too,but it keeps me breathing
My husband has one. Folks that don't have that problem don't think about it
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must have fire and beer or beer and fire, either way is fine with me!
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Completely understandable.
My son's c pap will work off 12 volt.
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The generators help me sleep...usually placed inches from my tent, angled just right and the wind direction just so, that the exhaust fumes fill the tent and I sleep like a baby!
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