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Alberta_huntress_83

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Winter Camping
« on: January 25, 2013, 08:37:39 AM »
Anyone interested in doing some winter camping and ice fishing out near Phyllis Lake in February? Would be nice to find others to pass the winter months with and have some fun! Do some bunny snaring, shooting and fishing? In my opinion, winter is the best camping
 No people, no bugs and no rain!
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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 10:14:25 AM »
Can't say as I have ever done a lot of winter camping, well once is all.. We did a trip out to Seibert quite a few years back, was fun for what I remember lol..

Although I wont be able to make it out to your neck of the woods I have been thinking of doing a trip with my son sometime soon. Probly head out to one of our lakes. Hopefully towards spring sometime..

Good luck on your trip and take a few pics for us..

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 07:23:33 PM »
Motorhome is in storage...Le sigh.. :'(

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 07:41:19 PM »
But this is a good topic and I would like to know more about it,like.

You don't use the campers water system do you?

The furnace can keep you warm at night but the plumbing would freeze so how do you deal with that?

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 07:47:41 PM »
I have winter camped in November with my trailer, no water of course, at 20 below furnace never shut off , at 30 below got  pretty cold in there so ran an electric off a genset, when the fuel system iced up on the genset packed er up. Winter camped in outfitters tent right on utikima lake last year wasn't bad, had to keep the stove stoked up.

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 10:29:55 PM »
Did a bit of winter camping when I was a kid but I have developed this problem in the last few years. If its cold outside and Im not hunting or getting payed I dont want to be there lol
Sorry I don't ice fish or hunt rabbits, but I did stay at a Holliday in express last night.

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 11:00:25 PM »
The closest I came to winter camping is in a wall tent for the whole month of Nov.

Stay warm out there!

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 08:03:51 AM »
  Winter camping could be were my hate of all things camping comes from.  I tolerate camping for my children but thatís in a 30 foot trailer and I still dislike it.  I have 3 premium sleeping bags two 5 star one with a zipper and the other with buttons and a bag made buy sprung canvas.  No matter what the sleeping bag is rated to it always seems to be that temperature in the bag.  I have enough equipment to become an outfitter wall tents diesel stove wood stove lanterns pack boxes mostly hammy downs from father and uncle considered selling it but I figure my boy may like to have it and he can if he so chooses. 
 
The last time I was out was about 6 years ago we trailered the 4x4s down to chain lakes area and set out for new yearís eve trip.  Temp was around 40 below the bias ply tires on the truck would hardly hold air and I was constantly filling them back up one trucks caught fire with prefabs around the fender wells.  Buddy of mine also ran over a quad backing up.  The icing on the cake to all this was blowing the serpentine belt off the truck when attempting to leave my hands are aching typing this thinking about that. 
 
 Some good memories though nothing like frozen beer on the defroster but I am a super 8 kind of guy now.               

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 08:10:44 AM »
  Winter camping could be were my hate of all things camping comes from.  I tolerate camping for my children but thatís in a 30 foot trailer and I still dislike it.  I have 3 premium sleeping bags two 5 star one with a zipper and the other with buttons and a bag made buy sprung canvas.  No matter what the sleeping bag is rated to it always seems to be that temperature in the bag.  I have enough equipment to become an outfitter wall tents diesel stove wood stove lanterns pack boxes mostly hammy downs from father and uncle considered selling it but I figure my boy may like to have it and he can if he so chooses. 
 
The last time I was out was about 6 years ago we trailered the 4x4s down to chain lakes area and set out for new yearís eve trip.  Temp was around 40 below the bias ply tires on the truck would hardly hold air and I was constantly filling them back up one trucks caught fire with prefabs around the fender wells.  Buddy of mine also ran over a quad backing up.  The icing on the cake to all this was blowing the serpentine belt off the truck when attempting to leave my hands are aching typing this thinking about that. 
 
 Some good memories though nothing like frozen beer on the defroster but I am a super 8 kind of guy now.               

Lol,, why don't you tell us whats really buggin you Jimmy.

See the secret to the sleeping bag dilema is you just have to have a better bag than anyone else,, its the guy with the Homer Simpson bag that gets cold the fastest and has to stoke the fire..

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2013, 09:09:40 AM »
Lol,, why don't you tell us whats really buggin you Jimmy.

See the secret to the sleeping bag dilema is you just have to have a better bag than anyone else,, its the guy with the Homer Simpson bag that gets cold the fastest and has to stoke the fire..
 
Yup always that one guy not prepared

Canít find any pics of that epic winter trip but there is a them to these pics mud cold stuck and broken down

RIP old piles of crap












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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2013, 09:24:43 AM »
Hah,, looks like a blast,, whats with the hard hats in that one pic,, headin home from the rig lol..

Man,, could you emagine posting those pics on AO,, you would be banned,,, just cause,, lol..

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2013, 09:46:33 AM »
A rig is what we used to call the parts storeÖ

The stuff we used to do I am sure would land us in some sort of environmental trouble things have changed and education is not a bad thing.  Several of us used to out run the RCMP and fish cops on a regular basis they use helicopters now.

AO is almost pointless to post on its getting to the point that someone is going to end up sued for some of the crap they allow. 

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2013, 09:54:59 AM »
A rig is what we used to call the parts storeÖ

The stuff we used to do I am sure would land us in some sort of environmental trouble things have changed and education is not a bad thing.  Several of us used to out run the RCMP and fish cops on a regular basis they use helicopters now.

AO is almost pointless to post on its getting to the point that someone is going to end up sued for some of the crap they allow.

Boy ain't that the truth.. I think the big thing was there just wasn't a lot of people around a person could get away with goofin around. We just have to many people now and when they all get out there and do this its a huge mess. Just to many people brother and thats the final line of it all..

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2013, 10:36:51 AM »
Well I prefer wall tent winter camping with an air tight stove. Did the trailer thing for awhile but I like the tent lol. And I find a good thermorest and an Outfitter bag rated to -40c is all I need and sleep in long johns and toque.  The week between xmas and new years is my fave to go out but id go anywhere anytime lol. I don't care if its thirty below I just love being in the woods. Sadly the ex kept all our four seasons gear we purchased lol, so I'm starting over again and never buying gear with anyone again lol.. jimmy if u sell your gear and your boy doesn't want it please let me know :)
 
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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2013, 10:52:42 AM »
That's how I like to camp also.




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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2013, 10:58:50 AM »
Blue Norther...THAT is awesome <3
There's no delight by day or night, than hunting in the morn. -   William Roscoe Thayer

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2013, 11:00:03 AM »
Let me know if u need a camp cook lol :)
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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2013, 11:19:18 AM »
Sorry not the right place for this pic but I'm working driving truck and just passed 25 white tail deer at nose hill. Couldnt get a great pic but my heart skipped several beats just now lol. Omg I'm a loser.

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2013, 07:58:26 PM »
Jimmy those pics remind me of why I dont go camping anymore lol I remember having matt s pouring out a bottle of royal reserve from the box of that yellow truck and diving in a mudpuddle to catch it in my mouth so it didnt go to waste, thank god we grew up lol
Sorry I don't ice fish or hunt rabbits, but I did stay at a Holliday in express last night.

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Re: Winter Camping
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2013, 08:30:35 PM »
60 pounders and windshield washer pumps we were real smrt.