what song do you listen when camping ?

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  1. Dan Diego

    Dan Diego Long timer

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    Nicely said, John.

    Music is a big part of my life and I especially bring it along on my rides. Throughout the day--while I'm riding--I will pump songs into my helmet via a Bluetooth system. When I'm sitting around a campfire, I like to think about music that would match my surroundings. I think about that a lot. Kind of like a "soundtrack for right now" type of thing.

    Sometimes it's clasic country (Willie, Cash, Chris LeDoux), sometimes old Soul and R&B. Sitting around a campfire alone, I will recall tunes I hadn't heard in years and vow to put them on my MP3 player's playlist when I get back to civilization.
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  2. swingset

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    I wear headphones (if anyone is around, there's noise, snooring, etc.) and listen to new age or instrumentals - Mike Oldfield, Vangelis, etc. Puts me right out.
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    A lot of this
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  4. thirsty 1

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    Huh? +1
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  5. scarysharkface

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    I just ordered a pair of Etymotic earbuds. I'm going to see how they integrate into my thing. I've upgraded to a Garmin 660LM and Scala Q3. I don't really need to talk on the phone while I ride, but the option of supplanting the silence of foam earplugs with dulcet tones does have its appeal.

    John
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  6. i4bikes

    i4bikes Been here awhile

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    +1
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  7. AlH

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    I too prefer the sounds of nature--
    If your music can be heard outside YOUR campsite it is too DAMN loud:boid
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  8. scarysharkface

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    Amen.
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  9. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Truffle

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    I received the Etymotics yesterday. Outside of the helmet, very comfortable and they sound great. Inside the helmet, very comfortable and they sound great. Noise suppression seems to be about as good as good foam plugs. The only detail I'll need to adapt to is having the small rubbery cables running from my ears, and not pulling the earbuds out when I put my helmet on or take it off.

    What's the best approach to applying/removing a helmet with these things in?

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  10. tomrayjr

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    The soundtracks to 'Deliverance' and 'Friday the 13th'.
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  11. eakins

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    Crickets, the wind & running water.
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  12. richarddacat

    richarddacat I wave at RV's

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  13. N8marsh

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    Mumford and Sons. My go-to campfire music. I've brought a little (beer can size) jambox on all of my camping trips for the past 5 years. I try to only listen to it while on trips, that way when I hear any of their music I'm instantly reminded of good trips and good times.

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  14. flei

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    i simply listen to the sounds of nature.


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  15. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Another vote for nothing but the sound of the campfire/river/crickets.

    I will say that I've been group camping a few times when someone breaks out an acoustic guitar or banjo. That was pretty cool. Sometimes they come up with some hilarious old folk songs or something.
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  16. CO303

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    My Ipod is loaded with southern rock, classic rock, and older country & western. If I do listen to it in camp, I use earbuds if others are around unless everyone agrees. I can also state with confidence that setting up a tent while listening to Warren Zevon and drinking scotch is not really the best idea.
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  17. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy My reality check bounced.

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    I love listening to music, but not while camping. My first moto-flyfishing trip I was two or three sites away from a young guy driving a tuner car and playing his music a little loud while setting up and I was thinking it would be a problem. He finished setting up his camp and turned off the music. That was the last he played it and it almost made the quiet all that much sweeter.

    The musical exception is when there is a talented musician playing acoustic guitar or such. That just seems to fit. On one of our family camping trips there was a family next to us whose 15 year old daughter played guitar and sang Jewel songs better than Jewel. Not my music, but damn was that nice to listen to sitting around a fire.
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  18. AlH

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    Well..maybe. Not when quiet hours start at 10PM and they are still playing at 1AM like the jackwads I was next to last fall in a National Park campground.....the "host" was 2 spots up and did NOTHING.
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  19. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy My reality check bounced.

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    No argument there.
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  20. NicorAdv

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    coyotes yelping, tree frogs, crickets, sounds of fish jumping, birds waking me up in the morning.
    The pitter patter of 4 legged animals walking through camp (expect when its a skunk you startle).

    That's all the music I want to hear.
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